Fatehunter (1327) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a tall flute. Golden to orange color and transparent. A thick, 2 inch white head formed and held. The head reminds me of a good pilsner pour.
Smells of light fruit, ripe pear. It really smells like a pils.
Well, as advertised; it tastes bitter. Bitter from beginning to end. Unfortunately that is all there is to it.
Lots of bubbles. Light bodied. It would be easier to drink without all the carbonation.
I applaud Anchor for trying this old technique of the "Small Beer" but maybe there is a reason that most breweries do not make the Small Beer anymore? So, I am torn. Does this beer taste like a Small Beer should or not? I do not know since this is the first one I have had. What is curious is that everything but the color says "pilsner", even though it is an ale. For that reason it is worth trying.
Palme (3474) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Wildeman. A clear looking golden one with a really nice big dense everlasting white head. Mild caramel sweet, hints of apples and malts. Even a little bit of nice grassy hops here. A nice mild aroma. Not to for off like drinking water this. Really lightdrinkable and somewhat refreshing. Thin and let’s admit it, watery in the mouth and it’s gentle on the carbonation. Biscuits and thin malts. A little hint of something fruity also and it ends with cardboard and minerals. That one definitely went away quickly! 25.09.2014
Inbreak (2318) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
25.09.2014, tap @ In de Wildeman:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, caramel malts, hay, weeds, butterscotch, nuts, hops. Taste is dry and neutral, hay, weeds, paper, grass, hops, bark. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry watery mouthfeel. Boring.
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25th September 2014
De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Keg. Clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry and crisp. Smooth semi dry malts, touch of dry cream. Floral bitter hops. Whisper of citrus. Dry finish. Medium bitter linger. Clean but basic golden bitter.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"this was a bit of a pleasant surprise, as i was not expecting much. pleasant session ale, with a nice refreshing aroma and taste. slightly recommended."
Theydon_Bois (9550) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 25/09/14.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose carries light floral notes, caramel, dark fruits, malty pinch.
Taste comprises earthy tones, bitter orange, spice, straw.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter trace in the close.
Ok but a little basic, ticks the style boxes I guess but a good advertisment as to why bitters are way better on cask in order to allow the flavours to develop!
kermis (5585) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at In De Wildeman. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of grain, fruit, spice. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (4771) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Tap at the Wildeman, Amsterdam. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, citrus fruit hop. The flavour is light bitter with a dry yeast mineral sulphur like palate. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. What were the Anchor guys need thinking of. Probably the worst beer I’ve had had from this brewery.
PotjeBier (1762) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this several times before (pre-RB). On tap @ In De Wildeman. Clear golden color. Frothy white head. Aroma’s: grain, a bit vegetal & sulphuric. Retronasal it’s grain & fruit. Flavor is moderate bitter, grainish. Light bodied, quite thin. Finishes with a rather earthy bitter flavor. Pleasant enough.
sic1314 (3633) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In tap inthe Wildeman. Poured light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of lightly sweet and moderately bitter hops, soft malt. Medium body, flavour is medium bitter and not much else.
nealblind (896) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber gold pour. Aroma of skunk and honey. Tastes like watery wood and tobacco. not enough flavor. I’ve had better bitter.