beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Terrible beer. Smell is pleasant enough – maple and and hay, and it looks well enough, but the taste is unbearably bitter. So much so that you lose your sense of smell. A classic example of an over-hopped, over-hyped american beer.
BenOver (126) - SLOVENIA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours redish with pronounced head. Smell is very pleasant. Hoppy with a syrupy note. Taste is sweet at first with a hoppy finish. Excellent balance. A very nice beer!
benpickens (420) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with white medium head; citrussy sugar aromas; hoppy sweet and crisp finish
Alengrin (2618) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Autumny amber beer from Anchor with stable, moussy, yellowish white head and a pretty, pure amber colour with light haze and vivid fizz. Perfumey nose with impressions of freshly cut grapefruit, soap, peanuts, biscuit, redcurrant, cheese, rust (probably from oxidation already setting in) and indeed a subtle hint of maple syrup. Dried fruits in the mouth, strong carbo as expected, minerally, some citrussy acidity, quickly turning bitter, a peppery and spicy hop bitterness which only increases towards the end and ensures a long, dry finish along with nutty, toasted malts and a subtly sweetish touch of the maple syrup. Relatively simple but pleasant and well-balanced beer, bearing Anchor’s quality signature.
Gurthnar (2255) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma malty, caramel, toffee, kind of British style. Also loads of fruity, resiny hops. Lightly hazy reddish amber colour, stable. Taste is rather hoppy, above moderate bitterness, resiny citrusy flavour, also lots of caramel. Nicely balanced, flavourful, tasty. Easily drinkable. Good one. Dry hoppy finish.
MisoW (1904) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Gurthnar, thanks. Pours amber color, lightly beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, maple sirup. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, caramel, maple sirup. Bitter finish.
Cuso (5202) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thnaks. Unclear dark orange golden color with medium off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with maple syrup, herbal notes. Sweet malty taste with maple syrup, caramel, piney hops. Nice hoppy bitterness in sweet finish. Good.
Scopey (7643) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Piccadilly. It pours clear red-amber with a decent off-white head. The nose is smooth, sweet maple syrup, brown bread, caramel digestive biscuits, leaf and pine. The taste is bitter-sweet, woody, earth, leather, varnish, maple syrup, caramel, resin, light alcohol sting and light spice with a rather dry, earthy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good hit of bitterness. Decent stuff.
stevoj (2384) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hints of maple, but not enough to distract from a solid brown ale. Clear copper body with small skin of a tightly beaded head. Malt dominates, some mild hops in the background, a hint of maple sweetness.
Jow (2322) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Orange copper pours with beige head. Nose is light maple syrup and caramel. Tastes of grapefruity hops, maple syrup, grass, English malt. Round palate with bitter slightly vegetal aftertaste.
leebotton (260) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honey and flower aroma. Flavour is sweet nectar with some bitterness. A bit plain but nothing wrong with it really apart from a bit thin