IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - APR 24, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Anchor Small beer (small being the operative word) pores a hazy gold with little head, little if any aroma, crisp "draw" but uneventful flavor, the beer is a good idea but isnít a good beer
67F100 (32) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber, clear, with moderate carbonation. Very large bubbles at first. Thick, pillowy head with fairly decent lacing. Faintly metallic aroma, the bland smell does not bode well. First taste yielded an immediate second taste because the flavor is so weak. What flavor there is starts slightly sweet but turns quite bitter very rapidly, finishing in a combination not unlike sourdough rolls. Overall impression is that this beer has been beefed up because the malt was too watered down. Nice concept, poor execution. Not a horrible beer, but certainly not worth the price or the time.
lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2000
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer, but a little weak in flavor. Bitterness seems to be in the background and not the forefront as I expected. Enjoyed it, but would rather their Steam Beer.
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light orange yellow with thick bubbly head. Smells of honey and some fruityness. Tastes is really light. honey and sweet malt, finishes slightly tart. Thin watery palate ( to be expected from second runnings) overall for a low alcohol session beer its OK.
sridleyGTR (23) - Golden, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
05/17/09. 22 oz in shaped pint glass. Clear amber with a thin, lasting off-white head that leaves some lacing. Medium carbonation with large bubbles. Biscuit aroma with some malt sweetness. Watery but fizzy mouthfeel. Flavors of malt, sourdough, and some citrus. Crisp finish with lingering bitter aftertaste. Some complain of a metallic flavor, which I got, but I didnít find it unpleasant. Plenty of oomph for 3.3%. Iíd love to try this alongside its larger brother (Old Foghorn) to see if any similarity can be detected.
robL (22) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Gross! Not at all what I expected. Bitter without flavor, almost like a skunked beer. Never try again! Read more thoughts - http://beerhatesme.blogspot.com/2010/12/anchor-ste
geofbaum (21) - Delaware, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíll skip the aroma because what I could smell (Iím a bit stuffed up at the moment wasnít bad. Light hop and light over all smell of maybe some sourdough which is to be expected. Appearance is average at best, nothing special itís a relatively clear amber. Taste is ok, sourdough, lightly malted, with a bit of an earthy hop flavor. Nothing extraordinary but at the same time it wasnít bad. Palate was very light, but maybe a little on the dry side. Overall, itís a good beer for what it is but because of that and nothing really standing out to make it something special itís just sort of average. Not something that I would say no to drinking if given the chance again but Iíll drink some others before I come back to it.
louchemobile (18) - Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best consumed cold-ish as a thirst-quencher at a hot party when a stronger more complex beer would be too much. Either that or mix a bottle with a Foghorn for a great cocktail. Anchor can do a lot better.
believeUme (17) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber with frothy head. Aroma is citrus & floral. Flavor is astringent and acrid as if someone ran too mcuh water through old coffee grounds. Tastes like when i have tried to make beers with second runnings, thin and tannic.
davelouw (13) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUL 31, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
The aroma comes across as a thin maltiness with an acrid darkness. The beer formed a nice head of bright white foam. Color was a beautiful medium amber. The body was terribly thin with an almost urine-like acidity. I tried two different bottles thinking the first one had skunked or otherwise been mistreated but both were equally bad. Iím really shocked that Anchor released this beer as itís undoubtedly the worst beer Iíve had in the last year (including one infected micro brew.)