ShowmemoreBeer (27) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice mild beer that feels great after you have had one of your teeth pulled. It looked like beer smelled like beer and tasted like a beer. Never been to San Fran but when I get there I’ll be sure to visit the Anchor Steam. I cant chew Big Red today but A nice certs breath mint is in order before I take my daily haul to the bank. God BlessBeer.
Vestlake (123) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is malt with a hint of hops. Taste follows the aroma pretty closely. The malt and hops are blending nicely and the taste, while not as strong as some craft beer, is great. This would be a great session beer.
brianza_ale (81) - ITALY - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a quite clear deep orange amber colour with small medium head. Smells malty, maple, slightly caramel honey; maybe a bit generic, but nice and fresh. Taste is a good sweet/malt and hoppy/citrus bitter blend, piny, slighlty spicy, very crisp, simple and tasty. Lively carbonation, and not that light bodied as you imagine, quite substantial for being 5%. It’s really ok beer, refreshing
KeefOz (855) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 11/7/2015. Poured a clear orange-amber colour with a few millimetres of off white bubbles that diminished quickly to a collar that laced poorly. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma strongly of sweetish caramel malt with no obvious hops. Taste medium sweet caramel malt with a citrus bitterness. Light body. Crisp with a strong malt as well as a slightly tart finish.
Alengrin (167) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The archetypical steam beer after a late-19th-century tradition and arguably the one beer that kicked off the American micro brewery revolution. Thick, dense, stable foam on a purely amber coloured beer; malty and fruity aroma, nuts, grassy hops, soft taste with an appetising, rounded maltiness, sweetish fruitiness and nice peppery hoppiness in the finish. Liked this historical monument a lot back in 2004 and I should definitely find a new one to re-rate.
MrHult (200) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Klar bärnstensfärgad vätska med lågt vitt skum. Doftar äpple och jäst. Jästig smak och något kryddig. Lite tunn men helt ok.
Padchenko (75) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bootle, 4.8% amber beer with good foamy white head, although the head does not last long. A light beer, ale-like, barley malt with some fruity sweetness. Balanced and tasty.
HammerTroll (335) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color, fast disappearing white head. Bubblegum and biscuit aroma. Medium to heavy sweetness. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. Refreshing. Not bad, but expected little bit more.
(Za Popen’t 0,35l bottle)
Iznogud (623) - CROATIA - JUL 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours orange amber with off-white head. Caramel malty. Medium bodied. Expected a bit more.
bigguns22 (633) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beer I have had many time but has taken years to rate. Pour is dark amber with a off white head. Aroma is malts,wheat and citrus. A great year round beer that is better spring summer and fall. A little like a full body wheat and larger mix. A nice sweetness mix with cereal notes.
HippyHop (17) - CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful coppery gold with lots of creamy, fizzy head that sticks around forever. Nose toasted malt, caramel, yeast, a bit of earthy hop dryness. Toasted grain, caramel, with a bit of hay/grass, very nicely balanced with a crisp, clean lager finish. No real bold tastes, nothing intense, just a really well-executed simple beer. The great execution somehow transcends the fairly traditional taste profile, and elevates this beer to near 4/5 status. Not quite as good as their Liberty Ale, IMHO, but very nice.