SrSilligoose (3079) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. pleasant light cracker and biscuit malts. soft herbal hops. some lemon grass. easy drinkin. light vegetal note was a tad offputing, but still pretty easy going down, my brothers.
natronicus (1) - - JUL 20, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my first introduction to an Anchor beer outside their flagship ’Steam’, and I have to say I’m quite happy with the experience. While I would rarely mention the labeling in any review, I’d like to briefly mention this is one good looking bottle of beer... the old-school bear labeling is beautiful!
I completely agree with their ’balanced’ profession, as there is a happy hop/malt combo in this brew that provides a tasty complexity that most lagers don’t approach.
If you like bold beers (I’m mainly a IPA/Belgian kinda guy), but want something slightly crisper/lighter for the hot weather without sacrificing much in the way of flavor, this is an excellent option..
Nice work Anchor, I’m certainly adding this beer to my ’favorite lagers’ list.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a dense white head.. looked good in the glass. The aroma picked up lemon rind and herbal notes over soft bread and pale malts.. nice yeasty accents too. The flavor found pale and bready malts at the core, with lemon, grass, and herbal bitterness around.. a touch sour (in a good way) on the finish. well-balanced and tasty. Light-medium bodied with smooth, rolling carbonation through the palate.. again the balance was good.. I could drink a lot of these!
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Darker gold with creamy, white head, modest lacing / Light nose of corn, honey / Light to medium body, somewhat fizzy and thin, hoppy with some bitterness on the finish / Mild flavors of orange blossom honey, grain, light floral / Fair, for what it is.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Poured a clear dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Worth having as a session beer.
Star80 (32) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date code 3AZ. Brewed on April 26th 2013. Pours out a lovely golden color with lots of bubbles. Smells like citrus, lemons, some grassy hops and sweet malt. Taste is crisp refreshing and citric. Some slight malt sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall an excellent summer lager. This beer is miles beyond your typical American Lager!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
batneil (226) - - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clear Amber colour with a light head. Crisp taste with a light fizz. Nicely drinkable. (K)
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden color. Thin white head, couple dots of lace. Stronger, but smooth and crisp carbonation. Bright, citrusy, fresh fruit hop aroma. Some apricot, agave, berries. Bready, biscuity malt also, but this is more hop forward. Good moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Very tasty, easy drinking lager.
GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a frothy white head that hangs around a long time, good lacing. Not much aroma, just a hint of malt. Tastes sweet up front with a mildly bitter back. Fuller body than expected for a lager. Overall, among the better lagers I’ve tried. Quite drinkable!
rmussman (1663) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled in a six pack. I really did not care for this brew. The after taste is odd and unenjoyable.