BrettTaylor (636) - 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 (756) - 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 (2830) - 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 (10691) - San Diego, California, 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 (966) - 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 (2685) - 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 (4185) - 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 (3236) - 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 (2556) - 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.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 31, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, deep gold, frothy head doesnt last. Malty, toasty, slightly sour nose. Flavour is predominately water, with some background malt and an odd, sharp bitterness. Very thin bodied, fizzy, with quite an unpleasant, unbalanced finish. Interesting, but not something I would drink again.