FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
355ml bottle (Viking Superstar)
Smells of fatty fried bacon sandwich in a buttery white bread sandwich (not toasted). A bit weird, and initially offputting, but not bad. Grains are light and lagery. Looks OK, Gold, tight head. Green unripe banana skins too later. Taste is rough. Light palate, pleasant carbonation, but dry earthy hoppiness is extremely rough on the tongue. A fight to finish, quite unpleasant lager.
nybol (1460) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
En lille smule smag af korn, dog med en lidt dårlig smag af noget syrligt som nok ikke er meningen i øllet.
DrNosha (1734) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Flasche als Anchor California Lager. Goldgelbe Farbe, weisser Schaum. Getreidiges Aroma. Geschmack süß mit getreide und Hopfen. Für ein Lager nicht schlecht.
rouhlas (2818) - GREECE - OCT 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Clear golden orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel honey, grainy, grassy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium thin to oily body with soft carbonation
Vells (1608) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent, but feels bit too thin even after “Latvian nothing special” . Nice malty base, caramel, light toast, bit grassy hops. Feels silky, bit watery aftertaste. Decent, but nothing to remember or try again
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Deep amber colored body with plenty of carbonation bubbles. Dense off white head. Nose of dough and oranges. I also get hints of carrot. Flavors of raw dough and oranges are present. Bits of carrots are also part of the grainy flavor. Overall, a tasty and slightly sweet brew.
eRock_2013 (408) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit more hefty than other craft lagers, this brew is a relatively more full flavored and full bodied example of the style. Pours a golden yellow appearance with proportionate head and lacing. Aroma is noble hops and sweet maltiness. Flavor is likewise light hoppiness and biscuit malt, a bit too much malty sweetness for my taste. A bit too thick on the palate also. Interesting but not my favorite lager rendition.
damzz (466) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear medium yellow with a white head that leaves lacing. Nose is cereal. Body is medium. Taste is malt with a slight sweetness with hop bitterness that lingers. 12 oz bottle
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled November 2014
A soft pour from the can into my globe glass produces a three-finger thick, light tan colored head; the head is quite dense, and has lots of staying power, including leaving some lacing patterns on the sides of my glass. The beer is a nice golden copper hue that shows a clear, bright golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma is hop dominant, though the overall effect is low; notes of black currants, a slight metallic hop character, grassy herbal notes, and a touch of menthol are all noticeable. The hop aromatics are backed by cracker leaning, with just a touch of English biscuit maltiness.
Nicely balanced between malt and hop in the flavor, the beer has a nice clean flavor to it, except towards the finish where the hop character has an herbal, sort of metallic edge to it that is nice. The bitterness is nicely bitting from beginning to end, and this balances the light, chewy, cracker / bread like malt sweetness that is here. Touches of menthol, a bit of black currant, with a grassy herbal character, and even a touch of bright citrus zest round out the hop notes here. The body has a touch of viscosity to it that provides some palate heft, yet is still eminently quaffable, just as it should be.
This is a really nice beer, not sure why I am enjoying this so much, but it tastes fresh, clean, and vibrant. It actually is doing better than any Anchor Steam I can find in Arizona; somehow this seems fresher and has traveled better.
tinylightsrecs (437) - - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Head of Steam Newcastle. Nice rich flavour, hoppy and refreshing. Another strong beer from an excellent brewery