hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mid amber colour with a frothy, long-lasting white head. Plenty of fruit in the aroma with a bit of hoppiness. The taste was so friendly and drinkable that I found the 355ml bottle a bit meagre. Could do with a (British, 20 fl oz.) pint of this. Sourness and dryness are both present, neither excessively. Not a complex taste, but somehow immensely satisfying.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint poured at the Big Skye Cafe in San Luis Obispo (California), amber in colour with a medium head. A fruity hop aroma which is replicated in the flavour, though a little sour on the palate.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a very thin head. Sweet aroma is fruity with just a hint of hops. Nice bitter flavor with just a bit of a malty finish. Fantastic session beer. Crisp and refreshing. Not too complex but still a quality beer for everyday quaffing. Extra point overall for drinkability.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber/copper. Good mouhtfeel with clean malt flavor. Hops come through in the finish. I first had this beer in San Francisco almost 30 years ago. A classic that many believe started the craft/micro brew movement in the US. My hat is off to Fritz Maytag.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
interesting beer.....i will have to try this again.......and the bottle is a cool shape....
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper color great head and a great ovverall smell to the beer. Light fruitness with a hint of malt. Good hops with a semi bitter flavor. Dry finish which was perfect for this beer. I get a small acid flvaor maybe due to an old bottle. Great beer. Way to go Anchor Steam!!!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Golden clear colour with a nice head. Little hoppy nise. Big mouthfull, hoppy taste, that ends up bitter and hints of cirtus.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is more my type of beer. It has a strong malty flavor, but best of all a lingering bitter finish on the back of the tongue. Some may find this too bitter.
Moonlight77 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Having lived in bay area for while I can’t say how many time this tasty brew hit the spot. Light considering its full flavor.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a nice amber color,with a small head.Has a nice blunt malty/bready aroma.Light body,a little watery.