Bomberbeer (3) - , California, USA - AUG 7, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Infinitely more complex version of Anchor’s Steam. The yeast in suspension leads to a slightly different taste each time I encounter it. The lingering taste of the slightly sweet/tart malt and the Northern brewer hops are, in my opinion, the best part of the beer.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewing Network Anniversary party @ Linden St. Poured a deep gold. Nose was bready, sweet malt, grainy, floral hops. Flavor was biscuity, some hop bite, fruity malts, bubble gum. Medium body. Decent example of a not so popular style.
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at FIrkin Fest at Triple Rock, golden with small white head. Aromas of mild grass and malted grain. The flavor is a kind of toasted malt with some grassy, and fruity malt notes. More of a hop bite to it than Anchor Steam, but very mild. There is a malty full mouthfeel that has some slight astringent notes in the middle but a nice dry clean finish. Easy drinking beer. I’ll be trying it again.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This California Common pours a medium orange gold from tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty and sweet, with a touch of floral hops. A medium bodied steam beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and floral. It very hoppy for a California Common, but I like it. It still has that nice soft round feel of a steam beer, but has a nice hop bite to it. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.