drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
spicey, abbey-ish aroma. I love this beer. Has a slightly peary flavor, hops bitterness at the finish.
egajdzis (5497) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a cloudy amber color with a small light tan head. It had a mild hoppy aroma. Light fruity hop taste as well.
erich2872 (11) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice reddish color with a hint of fruit and bitterness. Smooth and refreshing like a lager but retaining the color and fruity flavors of an ale. Simply a great beer good with food or a few rounds at the local bar.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice red/amber color. Aroma of some malt. Unpleasant taste of old dark bread. Not very complex. A dissapointment.
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty complex - I've had two steam-style beers now and I'm a big fan. Great appearance.
haddon90 (1557) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish pour with a slightly disappearing head. Some malt and some other spices? I don't know. But it was good beer and another good brew by Anchor.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden red appearence complete with a quickly diminshing head. I would descrbe the flavor as a malty pale ale (if that makes any sense). Damn good brew.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2003 Smooth, drinkable, and very refreshing. I think that this one is underrated because it's basically a yellow beer and doesn't clobber your taste buds. But this is a very nice beer that goes great with a meal or as a casual refreshment. A great beer to drink by the pitcher with friends.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 An alluring deep amber colour with shades of red, this beer is an eye-pleaser, and the head holds together quite well. Notes of slightly burnt caramel, pink bubblegum and white chocolate pop out of the glass. In the mouth, a pleasant chalky texture and initial sweetness is followed by a perfectly balanced hop bitterness, with flavours remeniscent of dry semolina pasta and cherry Jolly Rancher candy. Overall, this is a high-quality beer that can be endlessly savoured and appreciated.
MaBeer1972 (1398) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 A very drinkable beer. Good "realiable" bottled beer, If you can’t get to the pub! 2011 update: This was my very first rating in 2003. Time for a recheck: A light copper brew. Light roasty and hop character. Very smooth and drinkable. There may be more flashy craft brews out there now, but this one really stands the test of time. Very enjoyable.