lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin and quickly dissipating head. Some fine ivory lacing. Smells crisp and lightly bitter. Hints of fruity yeast.
Taste is crisp malt and nice bittering hops. Nothing inhgerently "hoppy" about this brew, that is just what comes out first. Lightly fruity malt in the middle somewhere and way back there just hints of banana. Crisp mouth and nice dry finish. Well crafted and balanced. Lots of subtle complexities. An old favorite that is always nicely drinkable. Love it.
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A friend brought me some at our barebcue and I was pleasantly surprised. Poured like any good larger with a nice amber color and fluffy white head that laced well. Malty aroma with some floral scents. Taste was nutty and malt that slowly finished with some bitterness. Really refreshing and easy to like. Will get more.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Musty floral aroma. Amber body with a decent white head. Easy to drink beer that left a fruit aftertaste on the palate.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exceptionally easy to drink beer. Nice sweet malt with just a little spice and a hop finish that dries out just enough. Very unique, but not incredible. Great in the summer.
Stew41 (1904) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Tasted August 2007
Notes from this sample are largely consistent with the previous tasting from 2005. tasted blind I might have picked this as a heavier malted English bitter. Shows lots of balance. Tasted May 2005 3.4
Style? Medium orange to copper, clear. Holds a nice small head. Very expressive and impressive nose; deep malts with a sweet chocolate note. Malty character falls away in the mouth and is replaced with a solid firm palate that finishes quite bitter. Some nutty malty notes help round the beer out. Unique beer and mouth filling in the truest sense.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Anchor Steam is widely accepted as the classic example of a California Common. It features a atrong caramel malt aroma and flavor. A refreshing bitternes, but not too much. Steam is crystal clear, copper orange with some darker hues. Always and acceptable beer in my house.
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronze and slightly bitter. Soft palate and slightly fruity. Pleasant, drinkable but not outstanding.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Robe cuivrée surmontée d’une mousse blanche légère. Bière maltée. Céréales, pain. Houblon en finale.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
its a pretty good beer worth a try and drinkable, dont think ill probably buy it again, not because its bad just like too many other beers.
JK (5625) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rather unpleasant when it is cold. Strange bitterness and lager yeast flavors. As it warms it becomes more rounded and the bitterness relaxes a bit and it becomes drinkable. Not a very pleasant flavor to follow the nice herbal/fruity aroma.