rjplumer (328) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden amber color with two finger head that lingers for little bit. Has a mild grass aroma. Has a bitter bite right at the beginning. Then it goes sour. The bitterness fades a bit but still lingers. I’ll drink this one but won’t get it again.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from BoE. Amber gold with a large gushing head. Good attempt by Anchor to produce a low gravity British bitter, but unsurprisingly it doesn’t really work. Odd aroma of plastic and not much else except some bitterness. Slightly disappointing accompaniment to Christmas Eve sirloin.
beerfest5 (838) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ummm, this was an interesting surprise but overall not the best beer ive ever had, a little funk in the end that was unappetizing. couldnt get the feeling that I was drinking the "backwash" of a real beer.
Aquilo (511) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden-amber color with a thick white head. Smells just like Anchor Steam; very herbal and bready. Flavor is very bitter, and the finish is abrasive. Overall, it could be better.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Moderate hay for the (spent) malt, light dried grass for the hops with hints of cooked vegetable and paper. Head is average size, fizzy turning rocky, white with just a bit of lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately acidi and sour, then the long finish is lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, dry with a lively to fizzy carbonation and a metallic and lightly astringent finish. Only a few good aspects made it worth drinking the whole bottle. My advice: toss the wort. Blah.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of overripe fruit, burnt malts and light earthy hop. Taste moderately bitter with some resin and burnt ashy malts again. Pretty watery texture. Not really what I was a expecting knowing that it was a second running of Old Foghorn. Overall this has too much burnt grainy taste to it.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours an amber colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of caramel, candy sugar and barley. Similar flavours with mild bitterness, moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Quite thin and over carbonated. Interesting and quite refreshing but not sure if I would drink this regularly.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a great drinkable beer. I’ll be stocking up on this one. Light feel perfect amount of bitterness for a lower alcohol beer. Love it.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
GABF 2011. Clear brilliant gold with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is pretty balanced between grassy bitter hops and dry biscuity malts. Taste is watery and light, but with some assertive grassy herbal bob bitterness and dry malty biscuity tones behind it. Balanced, not my thing--too light and with a body that felt watered down.
seymour (1258) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from bottle into glass tumbler. Poured a nice copper color with medium off-white head. Excellent malt and hops aromas. Lighter body--to be expected from second-runnings--but no thinner than other bitters. Damn! You know a superb brewery when their leftovers taste better than the world’s best-selling beers.