Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been drinking this for years, its a classic beer, with its own flavor. Its citrus flavored with a bit of spice too, hoppy, and refreshing at the same time, I know that it wouldn’t seem refreshing, but I often drink it on a hot California day, and its great. Good beer!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my staple session beers and definitely one of the more unique of the classic craft beers out there. Pours coppery with a thin white head. Smells of oranges, nuts and pepper. Tastes malty with a slightly bitter hoppy finish.
OldGrowth (3178) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Julio’s, 5Yr on the back. Good nose, sweet & fruity. Apple, grape, apricot, bubblegum, bready. Clean, classic orange bronze color. Small head that faded quickly. Bittersweet flavors. Like aromas, with a grapefruit and toffee being most prevalant. Medium body, oily slippery mouthfeel, bitter finish. Nice brew, forgot how much I liked it. Like how it rolls on the tongue, heavier body than I’d expect for a common. So easy to drink.
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve really been enjoying anchor steam lately. Its pretty when poured, and has a very nice balance of taste and smooth drinkability. I used to waffle between this and Sierra Nevada as my most common session beer, but lately its been mostly Anchor Steam.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a deep golden color witha rocky offwhite head that laces and lingers well. Not much aroma to this one. Some light malts and a brief sniff of floral hops. Flavor is light malts and a semi bitter finish. Very balanced and a smooth drinker. A good summer beer. And not bad at all for something this readily available. Nothing overwhelming though just average in all ways.
darkcarrington (31) - USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely a good choice. A nice deep amber color and a definite hops presence in the taste. Very enjoyable and I would defnitely reccommend it.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My second beer from Anchor Brewing and I’m not disappointed. It pours a deep amber color and foamy head, just like the bottle label says. The balance between the malts and hops is right on. This one drinks smooth with a welcome bitter finish. This would serve well as a versatile beer suited for numerous occassions, such as sitting around writing reviews on RateBeer.com.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a nice full head. Has some malt sweetness, the hops are more noticable, a nice crisp taste. Mild bitterness, a nice blend of hops and malts. I enjoyed this this crisp thirst quenching beer.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber pour with some decent frothy head. Nice caramel malts with just a bit of spice. Nothing overwhelmingly facinating...but a very solid beer.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. I’ve had this many times - surprised I’ve not rated it. Good balanced Malt/hop aroma includes tobacco and toasted bread. Refreshing mouthfeel, dry finish. This was once outstanding, and I’m sure its the same beer - its just been overtaken by other American beers.