bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, an good beer, copper hue, w/off white head, clean smooth taste, enjoyed the hoppiness. would try this again.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cool bottle actually. This is great beer. A lager that is hopped like an ale. How can it get any bettter. Great look as it pours a nice amber orange and I love the hoppy malty nose. Taste is great with nice west coast stringy grassy great hops in the first taste and the last along with good balance. I loved this one and hope to have more. Good carbonation and solid medium body. Good beer. No wonder no one else can call their beer steam beer... there aren’t worthy of it.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
it was either this or sierra nevada at the sublounge in san fran.seeing as i have had enough s.n. to be the poster boy,i went for the switch.now i have had this before but it was years ago.my taste has matuired sense our last encounter.i must say i was pretty happy with the taste.nice hops,malts,and a bit of spice.id drink another in the same situation.
Sregnar35 (1013) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good all around drinking beer. Nice amount of hop flavor and good golden color. A favorite standby beer of mine.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer. It’s an american original and the beer that I mention when my euro friends tell that joke about sex in a canoe. This is a nice chewy delicous beer. It smells like Golden Gate park.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good...but not abeer for new beer drinkers. Rather hoppy, but, IMO, much better than something like a Sierra Nevada. Good stuff.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich cherry/cooper color w/ amber highlites below a solid off-white head. Medium/thick lacing. Wonderful hoppy aroma with just a hint of nuts. Well-rounded flavor with nice balance of hops and a touch of sweetness (though not fruity) and a clean slightly bitter finish. Anchor Steam never disappoints.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from bottle. dense foam head, slightly tan. nice copper color. decent aroma, pale ale like. but the beer turned out much heavier than i expected, begins smooth and has a satisfying wheaty taste. somewhat dry and bitter, but soothing. it doesnt end as well as it begins, an above average ale. i can see how some would really like it, but not really my type
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap: It poured amber with a medium white head. Definately a full taste beer. Mildly hoppy with a hint of sweetness. I would definately order another round.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 12 oz. Clear amber/copper w good mid sized bubble carb. Nice sized off white head that could have lasted longer. Aroma is semi sweet malt with mild hops. Flavor is pleasantly dry & bitter from start to finish with nicely balanced malt flavor and hop bitterness. Hop flavor is mild. There is a slight malt sweetness right before the finish. Just at the threshold of medium bodied.This 6er was a bit stale tasting (a bit harsh & sharp). It would probably rate a couple points higher if fresher or on tap. Nice beer but not worth the price of $8/8.50 for 6.