saxo (16771) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, citrus, flowers, nuts , malt and hops.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hhhhmmm, might this be a "brown IPA"??? It’s sort of a mess, but it’s interesting. Pours reddish brown, clear with a soft light beige head and some lacing. Nose is citrusy hops and bready, woody malts. Odd mix of flavors. Some Irish breakfast tea, which also comes though in the somewhat pungent flavor. Bitterness. Soft palate. Interesting for being such an odd beer, but I’m note sure I want much more.
BigDaveE59 (29) - - FEB 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I likes! After trying several beers that barely made muster, it was a relief to find a beer that maintained it’s awesomeness from first pour to final swallow! My hat is off to Anchor Brewing Company!
kmshultz (1) - - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Brilliantly clear medium brown hue with deep red colors. Aroma has assertive but pleasant pear-like fruity esters -- this has got to be an English yeast -- backed up by caramel malts and some light chocolate. Taste is same, with malt and yeast flavors muddled together a bit, and moderate hop bitterness leading to a crisp finish. Can’t say I would have guessed Citra hops. Pleasant brown ale that is different due to distinct English yeast character.
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a big fluffy tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is woody and roasty with some light notes of nuttiness. Grapefruit becomes more forward as the glass progresses.
The flavor is woody with a lot of cocoa notes and some grape like fruitiness. The beer is nicely bitter with a dry finish.
Pretty enjoyable stuff.
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml brown bottle. Deep brown colour with garnet highlights. Good sized fluffy beige cap. Good lacing. Nose has choclate malts, toasted malts, spicy and resiny, piney hops. In the mouth has chocolatey malt and caramel for sweetness and a decent hop dosing offering some pine taste. Some nuttiness and chocolate malts, light roast in the finish with some decent bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation. Another solid Anchor brew.
MaBeer1972 (1827) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep ruby brown - light tan head. Light malty aromas. Flavor is complex, but body is not too heavy. Good roasty notes. Some bubblegum. Sweetness is kept well in check. Clean drinking and very tasty!
kidmartinek (4670) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clean, clear brown color. Very small tan head. The aroma is very clean and clear and reminds me of old paper. The flavor is rich and carmely sweet with a hint of hop bitterness. Less sweetness and more body would be better.
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great throwback label on the trademark teardrop-shaped Anchor bottle. The beer is nearly the same color as the bottle glass, perhaps a bit darker, with a ruddy-tan head. A big, plummy-sweet aroma with lots of west coast hops. Sweetish, dark fruit flavors, tangy, and a bit astringent. Medium body. Has an off finish - woody, tangy and makes my tongue curl a bit. As it warms, the finish reminds me of English bitter or pale ale. I’ve got to admit that I was disappointed - it had a good look and a good aroma but didn’t come off. New Leaf Market.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer! Rich and flavorful. Beer like this is the reason I love beer. Maltiness that reminds you of liquor. Real nice dry grainy aspect. Halfway through this beer I had to go make me some authentic German sausage and sauerkraut with caraway seed of course.