Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Earthy caramel and peat aroma like the olde bitter should have. Clear orange color, head will collapse within a minute. Weird sweet saltine cracker taste, almost bitter, dry and flaky. Insincere cask-age finish. Light body, feels like near beer, which it almost is. Any beer this weak should be very bitter or sour. I like Anchor quite a lot, but this feels like trying to milk something for more than it’s worth.
BrettTaylor (483) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 22 oz bottle. Pours an orange gold. White frothy head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is minimal - somewhat bready, but watery. Tastes very much like a watered-down barley wine. There is a strange bitterness mid-taste. While this is an interesting idea as a historical exercise, it is not something I would purchase again.
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. The neck label has a short description of the beer but there is no freshness date or abv%.
Appearance: The body has a light amber to orange amber color with good clarity and some visible carbonation. From the pour I got an average size head (about two fingers) with a just off white color. This head fades slowly and makes some nice lacing on the glass as I drink.
Smell: It light overall and has a light pale biscuit like maltiness with some mild grassy/herbal hops. (This was not what I was expecting at all.)
Taste/Palate: The flavor closely matches the smell. It starts with a thin pale malt with light bready and biscuity notes. This is then quickly over run by a slightly citrusy, almost astringent, grassy hop character. It finishes with this acidic bitterness hanging on to the tongue. The body has a light and fairly thin feel with plenty of scrubbing carbonation.
Notes: For a beer based off the second running of there Barleywine this was not what I was expecting and not a beer that I would seek out again.
MarcoDL (2180) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Modest and not very outspoken bitter beer. I drank it as a light beer to get some fresh air between some very heavy tastings.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Northern Brewer hops and light cracker malt. Flavor is heavy bitterness, moderate hops, light malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, overall a good brew, maybe one of Anchor’s weakest. Bitter finish, taste of grass, earthy, light body, but balanced.
BOSSbrewer (1637) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Weak. Not a good beer. Not worth spending money on. Meh. Had with micro boss guys.
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Gold in color with a large off-white head. Aroma is of grain. Taste is the same with a hint of grassy hops.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad for what it is. Slight caramel. Light flavor but not light beer light. I’d have this again.
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught due brouwerij lane. Yellow orange pour. Light malts bread and grass. Not as bad as some say.