Review Date 5/23/2004
Grant’s Anvil Head Ale pours to an orange amber color with a thick, rocky head formation and a slightly citric hop nose. The palate is chewy with a touch of caramel, and starts the beer out as a nice malty amber ale. A touch of fruit sneaks into the picture along with a touch of chocolate and a dry nutty character.
In the finish, a gentle grassy-citric hop aroma emerges, then yields to a gentle, lingering hop bitterness. There’s a nice balance between hops and malt here that make this beer full bodied yet very drinkable. It’s nicely suited to cool spring nights, but Anvil head is just fine in my book on warm summer nights, too.
As I said, this is a seasonal, so grab it while it’s available. I think its well worth trying, and does Bert Grant proud. It showcases the Amarillo nicely, which is something the brewer intended. Why not pound a few down today and see for yourself?
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
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