A small beer is a beer that is brewed from the "spent" mash of another beer. This makes perfects sense from the perspective of someone brewing beer who has little in the way of resources. Two batches for the price of one. Anchor brews their small beer from the mash of their Barleywine. Anyway, I wish I could enjoy this beer because I appreciate the economy of it but it comes across very sour, like a skunked Sam Adams. Okay as a novelty but not worth the price of the pint.
Reviewed: July 18, 2010