OK this post has nothing to do with the song, Though after these beers I might be in the mood to sing it assuming I knew the words and tune.
Fullers IPA is a nice English style IPA with notes of sweet honey or caramel. While this was very nice, it just did not match up to others of this style out there. It is not particularly hoppy. One I would drink again but not with the choice of something else.
I have heard great things about Anchor Beers so I wanted to try some. My first outing with them was Anchor Bock. Now I have not had great experiences with Bocks. For one thing, my first Bock was Michelob Amberbock in the US. Not a great example there but I did like it. More recently I had Leute and it was undrinkable due to being well out of date but even still, the hint of what the beer used to be left me thinking that a Bock should be very sweet. This thankfully was not. Oh there was the obvious sweetness which to me smelled and tasted like Prunes and there was the strong wheatiness I would expect from a Weisse beer. It was however more bitter than sweet and it was dark like a Porter or stout.
I enjoyed this a lot.
My next Anchor beer was Liberty Ale.
I am not sure what to make of this. On one hand it reminds me of an IPA in the way it is hopped but on the other it is more honey and like a golden ale. Whatever style it actually is, it is very drinkable and I want some more.
These little 330ml bottles do not last long enough unfortunately.