ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2003 Update: Had this while in San Fran last Friday night. I was at Pompei's Grotto after visiting Fisherman's Wharf. My only regret about my one night visit was that my party didn't want to eat somewhere that served brews from Speakeasy. The rating didn't change much, but I had to re-rate due to sampling at the source so to speak. Original Rate: 7-3-8-3-14. Had a bottle of this with dinner at Dave and Buster's last night. Light flowery aroma of citrus, spice, and perfume. Pours a clear sparkling honey. Average sized rocky off-white head - mostly lasting with good lacing. The body is light to medium, oily and fizzy. The balanced flavor starts sweet, with a citrus middle and a long complex rich finish. Very good.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Anchor’s ’signature’ brew brings us: nice orange to light amber color, enticing aroma, decent head retention, substantive hop taste, and a crisp, smooth finish. Just a nice, enjoyable brew and, for the price, really hard to beat. I was rather suprised, actually; I thought this would be rather undistinctive, but it’s well above-average. I’ll definitely buy this more, especially ’in a pinch’ as they say. Don’t know why I put off trying this one for so long, but I’m glad I’ve had it.
RichardGretton (4390) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very similar to English ales, but slighlt less hopped and slightly less bitter. Reasonable beer.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I can’t believe people have rated this so highly. Nothing worth drinking here. No distinguishing good taste.
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great bottle. Refreshing, fruity, hoppy. A little too non-dememo for me, but a solid drink. Glad I tried it.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This stuff was way too hoppy for my tastes. It looks good, but it’s just not my style.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Michael Jackson puts this in list of the Top 10 American Beers. It’s a decent, hoppy West Coast example of a well-brewed craft micro.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I dig this beer. Its not overly hopped and has nice balance leaning towards the malts. When I need a lighter style and refreshing beer - I go for this brew.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, malty-sweet, but also bitter brew.Full head, amber color. Very well made. Great balance of flavors from one of the originals.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, caramel aroma, auburn, big toffee head. Malt flavour with good bitterness. Sweet, smooth and creamy. Very pleasant drink.