Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 This is a very good beer that is widely available throughout the country. Often such success means less flavor and lower quality but not here. All of Anchor’s brews are top notch. Their Steam Beer has tasty, well-balanced malt flavors with a nice hops backbone--tastes like a richer pale ale. Really nice deep sunset gold and mahogany color. For something different try on tap mixed with Guiness for what we call a Black and San Fran.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with almost no white head and almost no lacing. Smells of dough, caramel, bread, and floral nice smell. Taste is alright, light bitter light sour and sweet too, weird. Not to nice a palate though, easy to drink though.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nacreous orange amber pour, topped with a decent off-white head. Licorice and pear aromas, with a savory buttery background, some wooden notes. Flavor is effervescent, with tones of mellowed apples and fresh asparagus. Hops finish the drink, nicely, with a tangy bitter coating on the tongue. Nice, but not overwhelming.
Skyhawk1 (7) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2005 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper color with creamy light tan head. Mildly sweet flowery aroma.. Light to medium bodied taste with nice clean balance between sweet and dry initially settling on a dry finish with a mild bitter aftertaste. Not bad.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent orange/light yellow, tan head. Flowery Hops and breads in the nose. Nice hop flavor, lasting dryness in the finish.
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A uniquely solid beer from Anchor. Big creamy head adds a nice touch. Some roasty malt flavors are present. Quite drinkable. Biggest downfall is a dry palate.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5515) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2006 It has been years since I have had this beer. I had it a number of times before but did not remember it well. I decided to try one again for rating purposes. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a medium sized yellow-tan head. The aroma is sweet and malty with a nice flowery hop note. The beer is surprisingly dry with a light body and a dry flowery hop finish. Overall there was more character than I remembered but this is not one of my preferred styles.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average sized off white head, clear copper body. There is a slight hoppy aroma. The taste starts very slightly bitter then ends with a fairly large hoppy flavor. The after taste reminds me of grapefruit. The more I drank it the more I wanted.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of America’s best, with a well balanced caramelized flavor and just enough hops to make it qualify as a beer. A bit on the weak side--but a yummy brew indeed.
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Sacramento, CA. Copper colored with light tan head. Simply ordinary. Some malts, some hops. This may be a big seller, but there are many better brews around.