kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little disappointed. Anchor brews very traditional beers, which although high in quality, seem to fall behind today’s unique elements of the craft brew industry. The aroma was faint malt, but not toasted. The color was a dark brown with a creamy head. The palate was heavier but not so in the stomach. More strong malt flavors that brought out a sourdough essence. No evidence of hops here. Again, OK but not great.
kustie (149) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alko. Dark brown and a bit red color. Small lasting head. Chocolate, caramel malt, nuts in aroma. Sweet first taste that goes to sour and bitter malty long aftertaste. Flavors of plums, chocolate, grape. A bit oily mouth feeling.
Tsekouratos (208) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark red ruby, light brown color, slightly hazy with a thick light beige head. Aromas of earthy hops and slight caramel. Taste of caramel maltiness, maybe some chocolate, bread and dough, with earthy and floral hops. Sweet aftertaste. Medium body with mdium carbonation.
Marstonlad (418) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours reddish brown with a medium-sized white head. The aroma is an interesting mix between malty and hoppy elements. It offers some bready and nutty maltiness and plenty of floral and fruity hoppiness, probably from the Citra hops. Taste is also very hoppy: floral, citrus fruitiness dominates with berries and pushes malty notes to the background. Some sourness and bitterness in the finish. The palate is medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation. All in all, not a typical brown ale, but an intriguing and original beer altogether.
bkurtz (783) - PERU - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany with a frothy, long lasting head with lacing. Complex taste with a well balanced notes of caramel, bread, and citrus.It has some bitterness and a smooth finish. One of the better brown ales.
s_hartshorne (1345) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Red brown colour no head. Aroma is sweet sugared red fruits raisins plums lots of toffe malts. Taste is same as aroma great malty backbone molasses sweetness nice bitter finish. Nice sticky body prickly carbonated. In one word WOW!
Travlr (11791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont, courtesy of Greg - thanks! Clear dark amber color. Aroma is very subtle, plain caramel. taste is sweet creme brullee. Average.
azzie (230) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear medium brown liquid, creamy beige head. Medium body, light carbonation. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Aroma and taste of caramel, orange and nuts.
HuskerTan (496) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Caramel, toffee, malts, slightly sweet, citrus, toast, nuts, dark fruits.
A- Reddish brown color, clear liquid, dark tan head.
T- Caramel, citrus, mild bitterness, malts, slighty sweet, toast, toffee, raisins.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- Unlike any brown ale I’ve had. A unique taste of malts and citrus. Gotta love those citrus hops and who would’ve thought they would work so well with caramel and toffee notes. Solid all around. I did prefer it much more cold than at room temp but a rich complex taste like no other.
HammerTroll (473) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy dark brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel, hops, peach ice tea, nutty, some orange. Hazelnut finish. Medium sweetness. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy. Not bad.
(Za Popen’t 0,33l bottle)
Case (240) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with medium head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is quite hoppy, freshly cut grass, herbal, citrus, caramel. Taste is a solid malt base, caramel and toffee, on the sweet side. Light nuttyness, very light bitterness. Rather unremarkable and simple, like a brown paper bag.