garrison (789) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber hue with a slight yeasty aroma... the taste is there, but not as hopped as I generally like my beer. However, it still beats ALL of the American Standard lagers.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light copper with a thin fizzy white head that doesn't last. Very basic beer. Not very complex. Not a lot of hops. Nice malty flavor. For a rather bland beer it's pretty good. A decent session brew at a good price.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting beer that is a bit different from your typical American fizzy yellow lager, but still not that complex of a beer. Nice copper/amber color, fruity notes predominant with a low-moderate hop bitterness. Quite easy to drink as well.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I heard that the name Anchor Steam came from brewing their beer with lager yeast at ale temperatures in the early days. Whatever, I'm sure they don't do that now.
On Tap, San Francisco.
Deept amber color, good head with some staying power.
Nose is a mild hop profile with a bit of the vegetal.
Tastes somewhat malty with good hop balance and a decent dry finish.
Nice beer, but not very remarkable.
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Paid $1.39 for a 12-oz single.
Medium amber in color, small head.
Smell is nothing appetizing- but not bad. Slight caramel, mixed in with the smell of a beer tent at a fair or carnival.
Bitter bite, without a doubt, one that leaves a funky aftertaste, like the taste of your fingers if you've been counting money. No major flavors jump out at me.
Decent, but I most likely would not drink it again.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very clean, malty, smooth, dry beer. Definitely better on draught than out of the bottle.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rather curious beer, this one, to an English palate. Deepish amber colour. Subtle hops, but nothing very assertive in the aroma. Quite hoppy flavour, but not as zingy as it might be. Some bitterness too ut, in all honesty, I didn't find anything too exciting going on on the palate. Finsihes clean. Quite pleasant, and easily drinkable, but overall this comes over as rather thin and a bit one-dimensional. Not my favourite Anchor beer. Bottled (355ml).
rkn65 (106) - st. clair shores, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty with a good amber color and nice head. Was served in a warm glass that wiped out the head but did help with flavor as opposed to a chilled mug.
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling clear amber ale with a nice, beige head and good lacing.
Good and malty. Well-hopped. Good balance. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, bitter, crisp finish. The prototype for a lot of great, hoppy, left coast beers. For that, I thank Anchor. Otherwise, it's a fairly boring beer.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
definite hops aroma, but there's also a fresh smell that's hard to describe; medium amber color - a little too thin; medium dry taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste