ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - 6-pack - $9.49 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a deep yellow, perfectly clear, with a smallish, lightly fizzy, white head.
Smell: Light, lightly malty notes of crustless white bread, crackers with a sliver of fruitiness, lemon, and grassy herbs.
Taste: Soft, bready barley, a bit crackery, with an ample cereal sweetness present. Scantly grainy. Lemon, herbal-toned hops, maybe a bit grassy. Further taste of sans salt saltines on the drying, nicely bitter finish a zip of suds.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation, a little lively.
Overall: Brisk, clean, refreshing.
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light grassy. Mild fruity, toasted malty, marzipan and toasted dry malty. Dry and bitter finish.
GoufCustom (405) - HONG KONG - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear golden orange colour; One quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Small sticky lacing with notable soft carbonation; Aroma of light full malt, with light honey, fresh loaf, avocado, hint of dark fruit and lemony trace; Fairly light sweet taste of malt, with moderate lemon, light yeast, fairly light liquorices, and thin grassy hops; Medium body, quite thick to oily palate; Taste profile is premium lager on the light side - full maltyness is rather thin, with good shades of buttery (not a fault) avocado, good yeast and doughty; Hoppiness is very light lemon nose and initially very low grass. Astringency gets longer and better with further sips, with light liquorices all the way to a neat, lasting finish; Slightly dry after taste, fairly easy and refreshing to mouth.
Comments: Not as big and heavy like most premium lager, this one is light, refreshing without compromising the maltyness. The Cluster hops works in hint of dark fruit nose and subtle hoppiness, which works comfortably throughout. Not a mind-blower, but more like a nice change of scenery. A pretty good one.
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clean gold with thin off-white head and soapy lace. Nose of sweet grains, malt dominated with only a faint hint of hops. Fruity taste, honey, hay, with a mackintosh apple finish. Some bitterness but fairly mild. Medium body. Interesting beer
Pyrmir (2423) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @sbwf13. Gold color with white head. Aroma of grain, pale malt, flowers and slight yeast. Taste is crisp, dry, malt, grain and flowery/earthy hops. Dry and long finish
Slubgob (141) - West Hartford, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap into half point. Guild with orange hint, thinner white head that sticks around. Not sure if I’m smelling malt or glass cleaner? Light hops as well.in the mouth decent grapefruit hops, but a bit less astringent than the usual when I think of that profile.v finished with cereal/biscuit notes. This would be a great ball game drinker.
foosnbrews (138) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer poors brilliant straw with a thin white head that persists with the ample carbonation. Hops dominate the nose with a slight applish note in the background and a hint of very light esters. Flavor has minimal sweetness, and a firm earthy bitterness amplified by the carbonation. Medium body with a thin texture. Very lively carbonation with an abrupt but pleasant finish. Overall a nice premium lager. Beer drinkers are often overly critical of the style, so it’s nice to see Anchor brewing this.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Berkley. Poured a crystal clear deep bronze body with a large foamy bright white head. Aroma is corn, grains, rice, green veggies and corn husks. Body is fizzy with a light body all around and a stingy aftertaste from the stronger carbonation. Flavor of corn husk, grains, toast, some earth. Meh nothing special here I am flad i was able to but just one bottle.
gripweed57 (438) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright honey gold color with a thick rocky white head. Fresh grainy malt nose with hints of corn and floral hops. Crisp dry malty flavor with more light grain and bitter hops. Finish is a stringently dry and long on the palate.
N3lson1 (66) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good beer by Anchor Brewing! Delicious lager with its own characteristics.