JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty sweet taste,not as good as the other Anchor beers that Ive tried,but still good.A light easy drinking copper coloured beer.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Anchor Steam is the very essence of American microbrews but is now a pretty major brand and no longer from "one of the smallest breweries in the world". Amber coloured with a decent head. Has a nutty full body with a pronounced hoppiness. A bit brown ale-ish - but in a style of it’s own. Is Anchor Steam losing some of it’s character? I find it a bit overrated in general.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden to amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma and flavor are both a good balance of the malt and hops. I agree, that there is nothing special about this one, but it is still a very decent beer.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber.Thick/full white head.
Acid, hoppy citrus flavour.
Slight bitter. A good beer, but nothing extraordinary.
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, but slight hoppiness lost the balance this beer may have had. Nothing special here.
Garrat (1309) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From A Bottle.Amber brown in colour with a medium lasting head,aroma is malty,
taste is hoppy and sweet with a light bitter finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer helped start the craft movement, Thankd Fritz. Great beer. Clean and soft rounded mouthfeel. Some Nice malt body with Wholehop flower nose. Definite cascade and noble aspects. Extremely clean and slight sweetness. A world Classic California common. Except stay away from the Plastic bottle Turns a great beer into a PVC tasting shadow of itself.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Light, white head. Sweet aroma. Tastes bitter and hoppy, with a sweet malty flavor. Very tasty.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle poured a beautiful polished amber liquid with a small rocky white head. The head dissipated quickly leaving only a ring of bubbles around the rim of the glass and no lacing. The aroma was fresh, sweet, and fruity; mainly malt sweetness with a hint of banana. Contrary to what the aroma promised, the initial flavor impression was of bitter hops with a dry, somewhat astringent mouth feel. The malt sweetness came out briefly in the middle while the finish left a warmth in the back of the throat.
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
damn good beer! I first had this in the late 70s. I liked it right off and I didn’t know jack about it then. But I can say that it’s remained the same, purnt near as I can tell, all down thru these ages. Wish Fritz was a girl so I could hit on him (her) or whatever. Just no insects please. Anyway, the beer is an artwork in the cross of lager and ale in the medium department. Pale ale that wants to be a larger lager or a larger ale that wants to be a lager. Have one and dwell on it. Ok, Fritz, if you wear a dress, I won’t be too critical, just don’t talk much.... and wear a high neck dress