Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Schouskjelleren. As good as crystal clear in the glass this one with a deep golden color and a nice big really dense and creamy off-white head. The aroma has a nice sweet fruitiness with lots of caramel and wood juices. Itís above average on the carbonation and light oily in the mouth. Taste like an imperial pilsner. It definitely has some alcohol, but itís in no way disturbing. Lots of more fruity flavors here. Old ripe bananas and apples. Itís quite malty and perhaps a bit sweet at times but itís still quite drinkable for a beer of this caliber. Ends with traces of sweet biscuit and sweet malts. All in all not bad at all. 15.10.2013
tectactoe (2982) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a shiny amber color with good clarity all around, slight copper tones here & there, capped with a weak, off-white, big-bubbled head. Aroma full of very faint floral perfume, sweet biscuit malts, mild cornbread, some steel-y grain notes, & perhaps a kiss of DMS in the back-end. Taste has more of that sweet, almost cornbread-like flavor, pale malt, toasted biscuits, a dash of honey that leads into a mildly bitter, finishing bite. Hops seem somewhat floral mid-palate but finish more earthy & spicy, similar to Saaz. Body is a little slick with a lightly wet finish... This was much better than expected, & drinkable for 8% ABV. Surprised by some of the harsh ratings... what did you expect from a "double" steam beer? I thought it was actually pretty tasty.
Bov (10182) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught@Erzbierschof - translucid and bright red-amber beer under a solid and long lasting creamy foam; light yeasty but mainly fruity and flowery (elderflowers) aroma; rounded palate, full-bodied and creamy/velvety mouthfeel; decently bitter but with a fair residual sweetness; light chewy aftertaste of red fruits and perfumed flowers - charming and dangerously drinkable
redtechnj (245) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- Clear amber with a small white head. Long lasting with good lacing.
Aroma- Sweet, hoppy, caramel, Slightly fruity, maybe a little honey
Flavor- Honey, bready, bitter hops, a touch of citrus.
arkurzynski (1691) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber oange pour with off-white head. Caramel and toasted malt sugars with light piney hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with a biscuity/toast finish. Light bitter finish. Lingering candied malt.
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a small frothy white head. Aroma of light malts, toasted grains, bread and some caramel. Flavor was slightly sweet with caramel, fruit, bread, earth and grains.
sloshgator (525) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Southern Tier 2X Steam has a sessionable quality that hides the higher ABV well. Light citrus hop aroma coming from a light amber pour with a decent initial head that dies a little too fast. Taste is heavy on the pine notes with some citrus quality. Finish is slightly bitter with a nice peppery quality. 2X Steam is a refreshing quaff.
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber liquid, average sized head, white and quickly vanishing. Classic herbal lager aroma, with some fruity notes (pear?). Light, nice mouthfeel, long bitter finish. Taste is a little licorice, smooth bitterness, very good balance.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle:   Golden, small to moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Sweaty aroma, slightly vegetal, musty, ugh....   Sweet corny start, rather heavy in both sweetness and corn like adjuncts.   A little mealy too, make that more than a little.   Compared to Anchor Steam this one is severely lacking.   Feels thick thatís for sure.   A little astringency on the backside.   I donít know what this is, but its not as smooth as most California Commons.   And no idea how it rates as high as it does.   Too sweet and cornmeal like.
BeerKurve (513) - - JAN 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 Orange with a slight haze, thin soapy head, and decent lacing; No Carbonation. Aroma of bread, floral hops, roasted barley and mild pale malts. Same goes for the flavor but some very strong booziness;. Light body and no carbonation. Not really digging this.