Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice amber, good lager type beer about what you’d expect for a brand now seemingly nationwide.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a beer that was one of the first micros to become a common sight. At that time it seemed great; in light of the micro-Renaissance it’s still a very good beer. Malty, grassy-hop aroma. Flavor is almost exclusively malty with some tea notes and hops at the end. Very full mouthfeel.
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 Assertive hops with some malt. Good carbonation. Medium amber color with decent head retention. Some fruit and a bit more complex than a typical lager. One of my favorite all around go-to beers. It’s one of the beer s I like to keep in my fridge.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - APR 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear copper/amber color with a medium light yellow head. Some decent lacing. Has a malty aroma with a flowery hop finish. Palate is a little dry.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Draught at Alumen Bar, Copenhagen. Very nice, malty aroma. Fresh light-red, golden appearance. Great malty flavor with just twist of hops, incredible for a 4,8%. Not a bad finish either. Mouthfeel very nice. Functions both as a thirst-quencher and as a special experience. Overall very recommendable.
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - APR 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was expecting alot out of this beer and it was a good beer, but it let me down with the somewhat bitter taste. Would still drink again though.
flyindog (14) - USA - APR 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes and pours more like a stout than I expected. Very coffee-like. Unusual, but still good.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 This is a very good beer that is widely available throughout the country. Often such success means less flavor and lower quality but not here. All of Anchor’s brews are top notch. Their Steam Beer has tasty, well-balanced malt flavors with a nice hops backbone--tastes like a richer pale ale. Really nice deep sunset gold and mahogany color. For something different try on tap mixed with Guiness for what we call a Black and San Fran.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with almost no white head and almost no lacing. Smells of dough, caramel, bread, and floral nice smell. Taste is alright, light bitter light sour and sweet too, weird. Not to nice a palate though, easy to drink though.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nacreous orange amber pour, topped with a decent off-white head. Licorice and pear aromas, with a savory buttery background, some wooden notes. Flavor is effervescent, with tones of mellowed apples and fresh asparagus. Hops finish the drink, nicely, with a tangy bitter coating on the tongue. Nice, but not overwhelming.