Markth (30) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooi wit schuim dat lekker lang staat. Amberkleurig licht goud bier. Zachte bitters. Lekker maar niet heel uitgesproken. @hone
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Zlotta (156) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355 l bottle, best before 5/2016. Clear, light amber with a small, frothy or creamy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Weak aroma of nuts, raisins and toffee. Sweetish, malty taste of nuts, raisins, toffee and honey. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, flat carbonation. Short, slightly bitter and pleasant finish. Not a real explosion of aroma and taste but highly quaffable and tasty. Very nice!
eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ah the famous Anchor steam beer, by some metrics America's only truly indigenous-origin style beer. As described, it is indeed a crossover between a lager and an ale. Pours a very nice clear amber orange color, with a large creamy head and plenty of lacing, very lager-ish. The nose is brown sugar caramel malt and some grassy hops, moderate intensity. The taste is very intriguing and flavorful, caramel maltiness balanced with an earthy/grassy bitterness, almost a caramel malt-accented pilsner. Bonus is the tropical fruity finish, which is more reminiscent of an ale, combined with a slick earthy bitterness. Very delicious, but in my experience this seemed to be excessively carbonated which detracted from the texture and distracted from the flavor. Still quite enjoyable and drinkable, this would be an ideal table beer.
miggle (211) - Fürth, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice red shining color. Minimal head. Some malty aroma. Taste is quite flat and aroma is missing. Starts quite neutral, in the middle comes some bitterness.
Rolfarild (39) - NORWAY - FEB 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium amber with an of white head, almost no lacing. Taste is creamy and with floral hints, pilsner like yeast and faint fruity hops. Aftertaste of tropical fruits and candy.
MadShaolin (50) - - FEB 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber red hue. Crackery crispness of a lager, clean lager aroma. Mildly hopped with a lasting bitterness
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BelgiskOlklub (940) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body and a rocky white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, grass. The taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium body oily texture, and soft carbonation.
Toomio (288) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tympeähkö ja alumiininen maku. Ei niin hyvä, mutta hieno pullo. Ja pihalla iso myrsky.
Sjohnh (308) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blood orange colour with small white head. Decent body. Very malty aroma - flavours based on the grassy pilsener base but with added sweetness from the malts and some tangy fruit.
UXO (518) - CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy pale amber with one finger of creamy ivory head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, grassy and herbal. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (4/5)
Not bad for a malty beer. Decently well-balanced malt sweetness that doesn’t overwhelm and finishes reasonably dry and bitter. Pretty sessionable, I’d say. (12/20)