Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transparent orange/light yellow, tan head. Flowery Hops and breads in the nose. Nice hop flavor, lasting dryness in the finish.
Tejas (973) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A uniquely solid beer from Anchor. Big creamy head adds a nice touch. Some roasty malt flavors are present. Quite drinkable. Biggest downfall is a dry palate.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2006 It has been years since I have had this beer. I had it a number of times before but did not remember it well. I decided to try one again for rating purposes. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a medium sized yellow-tan head. The aroma is sweet and malty with a nice flowery hop note. The beer is surprisingly dry with a light body and a dry flowery hop finish. Overall there was more character than I remembered but this is not one of my preferred styles.
sirchris (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Average sized off white head, clear copper body. There is a slight hoppy aroma. The taste starts very slightly bitter then ends with a fairly large hoppy flavor. The after taste reminds me of grapefruit. The more I drank it the more I wanted.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of America’s best, with a well balanced caramelized flavor and just enough hops to make it qualify as a beer. A bit on the weak side--but a yummy brew indeed.
hayduke (4459) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Sacramento, CA. Copper colored with light tan head. Simply ordinary. Some malts, some hops. This may be a big seller, but there are many better brews around.
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice drink, lacing holds up well. A copper colour pour. Not fantastic, but pretty good.
lamas (1532) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 Bottle. Bottled on 12/29/04. Pours copper with thick light-khaki head. Aroma is of perfume and hops. Taste is nicely balanced. Sweet malts give way to some nice bitter hops. Hints of chemical/metallic aftertaste. Dry finish. Solid medium-bodied beer. Nothing stands out though.
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Filiipi’s Pizza. Golden Amber in color with an ok head. Taste held up most of the way down. Not a favorite, but definitely the best of the choices I had that night.
PhatB420 (829) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
enstilled in golden yet distinctly hidden bitterness this beer brought about a sensation of fulfillment upon my tounge. a quality brew that gives you all that is implied by its legend, well, at least the bottle looks nice. cheers