WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I used to love this beer, and at one point it may have been one of the finest American craft beers. It certainly was the best craft beer I could find back east. It is still good but there is so much more competition now. Malt and hops, sweet, with a bitter finish. Beautiful copper color, good hear.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fond memories of this beer. One of the few good beers in California that was available in the past. Malty aroma with caramel and hops. Copper amber color with a light head. Hoppy flavor with a caramel, honey sweetness and malty backbone. Bitter aftertaste. Slight creaminess, medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Goes well with quite a few seafood dishes.
Headmint (5) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - FEB 11, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer. Complex without being neurotic. Great amber color, small but persistant head. Aroma seems to be a bit subdued but that could be just me, having had a few other beers earlier. A good beer to make a commitment to...ie, more than just one or two. Reading the comments I see that many are after something a bit more pretentious ( to my reckoning), but, folks, this is just beer. Good beer :)
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful crystal clear amber color with a nice white head. Lagerish aroma to me...burnt wood, slight hops bitterness. The flavor was malty and bitter, but really quite bland. Nice session beer.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has some brown sugar notes hiding beneath the tart hoppy aroma - sour apple and malts. Bright reddish-amber clear with thin white head. Medium carb that burns the tongue and medium watery body. Has very little sweetness to it but good malt contribution along with the kick of hops. Pretty decent beery flavor with a rounded bitter finish. Dry. I liked this beer, but I think it gets a little too much hype.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hops, and nice crisp taste. I thought drinking while eating food brought out even more flavor.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First had this on the recommendation of a friend prior to my Ratebeer days. I was very satisfied with the choice and have continued to be with almost all the Anchor brews I've tried. Good hop aroma, and medium body makes for a good beer to have over typical macros.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gets points for historical significance. It has a fine balance between hops and malts. It's got a nice finish.
Frank (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2003 Medium red color is actually quite attractive. Spotty lacing and lackluster head. Creamy, if a bit watery. Spunky carbonation. Mild in flavor but well balanced. Malty, green apples up front. A bit of hops in the finish. A reserved but well made session brew.
greco (41) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Standard copper color. Average nose. Pretty smooth and a touch bitter. Light in the hops department.