beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmmm this is a tasty beer. In a bottle, great looking bottle bye the way. hoppy, and crisp. enjoyable.
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice, hoppy aroma. Nice golden color. Somewhat bitter taste, more than usual. Some slight fruitiness, but more bitter. Little carbonation through the whole bottle. Good tasting beer, but somewhat watery mouthfeel due to the low carbonation.
IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a deep clear amber with a modest offwhite head. Enough of a ring is maintained to keep nice thin lacing on each sip. Aromas are of pale pitted fruit, apricots etc. Not much hops in the aroma. Flavor is more hoppy but balanced by decent malt flavors. After taste is dry bitter lingering taste. Don’t know what is so special about this one.
Eructoblaster (3479) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 650ml. Superb amber body topped with a decent and lasting off-white foamy head. Good malty aroma with pleasant fruity and flowery notes. Taste is pretty well balanced. Hoppy and malty flavors with subtle ginger hints. Decent bitter aftertaste. Without being an exceptional product, that one has all the qualities to please a real beer lover.
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a nice head. Creamy and refreshing. Well balanced flavor.
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I must admit I was a little buzzed when i tasted this beer, so I had to relie on my short notes. APP: hazy, golden, large foam. ARO: fresh, hops. FLA: weak, hops, malt, bitter. MOU: fresh. OVE: I sure wish i could get drunk with a bow of these! (this properly means, that it is not that strong, but a beer you enjoy several of in a row) ... average beer!
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is a dark copper with a thick pillowy, creamy head. The aroma hoppy, full of florals with a hint of malty sweetness. The taste is malty with complex variety of floral and citrusy hops. A very nice balance. Oak notes are present on the edges of the finish. I’m becoming very fond of the Steam Beer style. This Trailblazer is worth a try!
shrubber85 (9465) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 Bottle - Slightly sweet malt aroma - amber color with small head. Strong malt flavor with hint of molasses and moderate hops finish. A solid beer
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very simplistic and highly overrated! Not much taste at all, and disappointing for an Anchor beer.
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 10, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Severly overrated ... charcoal tasting and extremely difficult to vary your drinking intensity with. I honestly think it tastes like the residue that slides off the end of an anchor that was dropped in a pool of feces ... so maybe the name is fitting?!! Way below average, but not the bottom of the barrel.