MadRobin (2681) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Clear, amber copper with white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of grain, toasted malt, earth and floral hops.
Taste of grain, bread and floral hops.
Sweet, yet ever so slightly astringent.
Light/medium body and medium/light carbonation.
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TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light hazy orange amber wit a light fizzy white head. Nose is biscuit malts, herbal hops, light grain. Flavor is similar, easy drinking as the name suggests but kinda boring for the price. Slightly metallic anchor-like finish.
Prufrockstar (1811) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great for sessioning. Best when cool/cold, end is bitter (esp as it warms), but crisp, balanced and drinkable otherwise.
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Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Basically, this is a nice malty beer, but this basics are a bit killed by the hops. Less is more, but this is too much. Could have been deeper and complex, even as a small beer - just let the malts do their job.
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass. Darker amber with a nice two finger head. Lots of visible carbonation. Foam clings to glass all the way down. Smell is very mild hops and malt. Taste is also light. Again hops and malt with a mild bitter finish. This is good beer. Don’t try to make it something it’s not. It’s a second running beer from a barley wine mash. I think it’s a great effort and a nice lighter beer.
olio (8782) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
65 cl @ Hotel room, San Francisco.
Pours clear golden color with medium head. Aroma of grass, pale malts and fruits. Flavour of hay, malts, mild goose berry notes and light fruits. Very watery palate.
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Francisco. No BBE info.
Aroma has some hops and wet wood. Also hints of toffee. Flavour is a bit harsh with toffee and some hops. Feels watery. Easy-going, drinkable.
ration (2095) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
200712. Bottle at SF Hotel. Pours light golden with a medium frothy head. Aroma butter, hay, bread. Slight bitter grassy taste. Low palate.
ronaldtheriot (1701) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Anchor Small Beer has a very thick, fluffy, off-white head and a cloudy, bubbly amber appearance, with minimal lacing. The aroma is faint, but one can, with deep inhalation, pick up barley malt, caramel, tea, and sweetness. Taste is of bitterness across the sip, and one detects tea, light malt, and even some light lemony aspects. Mouthfeel is pretty watery, and Anchor Small Beer finishes mellow and dry. Overall, this is an interesting one to try. It’s unlike anything I’ve had before. RJT
luttonm (3983) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at SIBF. I was in the minority in my group in actually really liking this. Crisp pale yellow, foamy head. Wort, malt and hops. Sweet and light, great beer geek tasty treat. It is what it is, but the flavors are there.