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.)
philcross (13) - Kent, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blanked of head, as cointed below is fitting. Hazy orange golden beer with clean white head. Aroma of malt, grass and a bit of hops fruityness.
Taste is very lightly hopped beer with a good amount of malt.
Easy drink, nice in between.
snapple2 (12) - Dallas, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is exactly what I thought of and heard about "Small beer" a low alcohol and lightly bodied beer brewed with the sparged mash of Anchor Foghorn. It was more bitter than I expected but not overly so. I thought that it is a good example of the "small beer" style.
pHunbalanced (7) - USA - FEB 27, 2007 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was curious and curiousity killed the cat that was Anchorís glowing reputation in my eyes (or nose and mouth as the case may be). I am a fanatic about the Steam and the Porter, but Iíll pass on the Small. It may be the nature of the style, but to me this was a watery brew that offered no body, no alcohol and no sweetness to balance the bitterness. Not my cup of beer, but not offensice.
schmidtserland (6) - Exton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2007 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had it on my deck after a 15 hour workday. Should have worked 16 hours. Nothing spectacular. Liked the color. Have after mowing the lawn.