Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mild flavor and finish. Very well balanced and pleasant.
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and balanced with the right amount of hops. Refreshing, I enjoyed this one. Good overall flavor that went well with the day.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have a penchant for hops, and this beer both teases and satisfies me. I really enjoy it, but I can take it for granted, since the flavor and palate are both so smooth and balanced. It’s an inviting and accessible beer that seems to work for just about everybody, and its quality and consistency seem virtually unrivaled.
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful looking and smelling beer. The flavour doesn’t quite stand up to that initial expectation, but it’s quite good. I’ve only had it bottled, but I enjoy it very much especially with bar food as the hops really cut through.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good beer. I am only able to find it at two places in my area. I really want to try the Foghorn Ale though. Overall, this was a plesant beer, and went well with dinner.*update- After trying these a bit more, I am begining to find the Anchor beers to have a bit to much of a hops bite to them. They are supposed to be that way, but I like a smoother tasting beer with less hoppy bite.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - APR 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very good beer,very fresh,nice head,somewhat heavy after a few.
NickB99 (6) - USA - MAR 30, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i had this one a long time ago, but i remember good things.
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ale or Lager? Lager or Ale? Whatever it is, I’ll have another one.
Malty, with agressive hop finish
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2003 To me, the aroma says it all. And then when you get into it, a malty grainy palate that sort of melts on the tongue. Smooth dryish finish. Take it out of the frig a few minutes before enjoying this classic. It's a keeper!
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very floral beer with a good dosing of malt chewiness. A great drinking beer but far too expensive for what it is.