oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Copper colour, mediumsized longlasting creamy head. Fruit and malt in aroma with flowery and hoppy notes. Sweet citric malty flavour with hoppy finish. Fruit and hops in aftertaste. Very nice.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, for one, this in my eyes is as good as a beer can look: Deep amber with zero cloudiness, and a nice creamy head. Aroma wasn’t too impressive. Mostly musky with maybe a slight touch of apple, though certainly not offensive. A bit wattery in the mouth, although the beer really shines through in a pleasant, very slightly malty flavor that is nice and easily drinkable (though not "smooth" like a stout). Maybe its influenced by the name but I feel like I can taste steamyness (even though its not actually made with any sort of steam). It just gives off that kind of feeling. Definitely try out this beer. Drink this sucker cold though because its flavors begin to get a little out of wack as it warms.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance:Amber,good withe head...
Flavor:Light bitterness and malt flavor...Juste a litle better than a comercial beer....
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good ol’ Anchor Steam. I remember drinking you a long time ago before I was beer-aware. It’s still pretty good, if a bit boring.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught version. Nice copper coloured and very bright beer. Head disappeares quickly. The aroma is dominated by lightly roasted malts (munich type) and a delicate flowery hop aroma. On the palate this impression lasts. Slight sweet fruitiness from the malt. Evident lager caractaristics in spite of the high fermentation temperature for a lager.
A very good session beer and, as everybody knows, a classic, but it’s not even close to being one of Anchors top beers.
BeerNJagerYum (16) - jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer goes down smooth, not bitter. Pretty easy drinking. Not good warm.
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It was awhile ago since i had this one. I remeber it being pretty good though. Was smooth and pleasant to drink. Nothing too special but a good better then average beer.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Pleasant aroma smells of apple and spring flowers. Appearance is golden-reddish with a nice thick creamy head. Lacing remains throughout enjoyment. Clean crisp hoppy and apple tasting. I like this little beer, it’s certainly the first of it’s kind that i’ve had. Mouthfeel was ok, pretty drinkable. I like this much more than their porter. I’d say this is a must try.
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.