TonyDiUlio (640) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This amber beer had a solid aroma of malt and tasted a bit bitter. Smooth swallow despite the bitter taste, not bad - not great.
hfmejias (363) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Appearance is great, pours a nice clear amber, thick head a nice lacing. Aroma of malts and grain and some caramel. Taste is very sweet and malty caramel mixed with grain and it has a nice mild bitterness towards the end. Good and reliable beer.
dnicolaescu (111) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: beige, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Color: amber, clear. Aroma: persistent and intense caramel, toasted and nutty. Taste: a little caramel, but not really sweet or fruity, moderate to strong bitterness.
Machalel (24) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Dark amber with a strong beige head that settles down to about 5mm and lingers for the whole glass. A small amount of thin lacing down the glass.
Aroma: The first thing that came to mind was pineapples and rockmelon, but this was followed by some malt and graininess.
Taste: Initially, I actually could taste pears, but this disappeared after a few sips. The rest of it was a bit citrusy (grapefruit & lemon rather than orange) and a bit sharp. Some wholemeal bread and black pepper in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium body. A little sharp and ’zingy’ on the middle of the tongue, but not in a bad way. Finish was a bit dry.
Drinkability: Well this was my first California Common, and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Overall, I think that it is a nice drop, one that would go with a lot of different styles of cuisine, but I’m not sure if I would buy it to savour on its own merits.
Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my first "steam" beer and I liked it. Nice caramel character with a thick mouth feel.
angelkostvo (268) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale orange color with head that quickly disappear. Aroma of malts, butter, biscuits, nuts. Taste is light sweet with nice bitterness at the end. Light body, creamy texture, soft to lively carbonation, Nice and quite drinkable
RobinV (37) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is slightly malty but also hoppy. Poors dark brown/yellow, slightly hazy. Small instable head, poor lacing.
Medium bodied, slightly creamy texture. Spicy and bitter, some liquorice. Fresh and bitter finish. Pleasant.
jdobbs (67) - - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam®, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavor all testify to our traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for our brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. Anchor Steam derives its unusual nam
TarcisioVasco (108) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cerveja equilibrada, ótimo drikability, destaque para sabores maltados, poderia ter um corpo mais intenso, mas mesmo assim é uma bela cerveja.
Brouwerij (414) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with minimal white head. Settles quickly with no lacing. Aroma is malty, bready, slight caramel/toffee. Flavor is mellow, bread/dough, malt, bread in a bottle. Slight fruitiness and rather mild throughout. Flavor leaves much to be desired and is much milder than I recall. Moderate carbonation, light body, and crisp texture. A mediocre beer.
bigbish (415) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
How have I never rated this beer? Weird. Great, smooth drinking session beer. May become one of my go-to beers now that I’m on the Left Coast.