Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at Oleos Sports Bar in Santa Rosa, Ca (5th & Mendecino). deep full amber body with a considerable tan head. filling mouthfeel. citrus and malty aroma. sour taste, citrus, florals. finishes solidly bitter. good with bar food/to have a few.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle Pours copper with white lively head. Aromas of coffee and slightly fruity. Tastes a bit hoppy. With a decent bitter finish. A pretty good beer.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. When I first had this it really hit me. I recently picked up some of the Liberty Ale and, outside the flavor (slight) differences, it was pretty much the same. I’m not agreeable with how yeasty it is, and was a little freaked out finding residue at the end of every bottle. The first half of the bottle, when extremely cold is fine, but I find it hard to finish.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper beer with a small head. smells abit like coffee, caramel and fruity(pear, citrussy, melon). tastes toffeeish, caramelmalty, bitterish, a little sweet and slightly fruity. finishes more bitter. bit fizzy and thin/medium bodied. better then average session beer.
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 Started off with a coffee aroma (similar to Gennesee Cream Ale), When I took the first sip, the bitterness was slightly stronger than the average dark ales (similar to Genessee Cream Ale). There is a full body (like Cream Ale), creamy with a good carbonation. This may be a great beer on the west coast, but if you are on the East side, you must try the Genny Cream Ale first. The Anchor Steam is around $35.00/case. Great beer but try something cheaper if you are not a true connoisseur
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured copper with white bubbly head that quickly disappated. Aroma is fruity. Flavor is lightly hoppy, slight taste of fruits, maybe a melon/pear flavor. Caramel aftertaste. Mouthfeel was light. Overall, not to bad of a beer. Good session beer.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better mass produced American beers. Orange copper with creamy white head. The aroma is of carmel malts and a bit of a fruityness. One of the better steam beers on the market
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden brown with a light off-white frothy head. Sweet floral aroma, possibly peach, hops as well. Palate is fizzy and medium bodied. Flavor is nice. This may sound crazy, but it reminds me of Orval. Slight matalic nature, with a light lingering bitterness that dosen’t add or detract. A safe beer.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught. A little hazy dark copper colour. Creamy long lasting white head. Caramel and malt in the aroma. Malty flavor with hints of caramel and pears. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.
SaintArnold1977 (26) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 I gave this a try and was surprised..I agree with the caramel aftertaste which I liked. I actually liked the color if it sttin in my glass more than usual.. Kinda copper but not quite. Nutty like me so maybe that was why I liked it..Not much smell but smooth overall.