DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid, solid Anchor Steam clone. I call for a blind tasting, excellent!
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 101. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal and spicy hops, caramel and toast. The taste is spicy and herbal hops, caramel malts. Medium bodied.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the GL. Pours a clear light copper with a medium white head. Aroma of grapes, hops and grains. Taste of watery green grapes with a hoppy aftertaste.
EithCubes (4701) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from JC’s, pours deep golden with strong orange highlights and an off-white head. Nose fresh with American hops, some orange peel leading the citrus. In the mouth, lightly bitter and moderately dry, has a gorgeous yeasty-bready finish and aftertaste, hops are suddenly muted and the citrus takes a dive underneath the lightly caramelous malt. Touches of nut, earth. Medium-full body, smooth and clean lagery character with pleasant bitterness, very mild spice, quenching.
bp (784) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub: pours a nice dark amber color with a frothy white head, aroma of grains and a bit of the hops, taste is malty, some bitterness and just a small touch of sweetness. Very nice stuff.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade: Deep golden pour with a fading off-white head. Has a nice sweet/citrusy hop character in the aroma with some caramel soaked oranges. The flavor has some American hop notes upfront- mildly perfumy orange and subtle peach. The malt character comes through later on giving it some mild toasted notes, with a nutty touch, yet it remains fairly clean. The finish has a balancing, seemingly Euro-hop dryness. Well rounded.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TDR Ex.: Aroma of malts, grains and fruity hops. Poured amber with a hint of gold in color and a creamy, rocky, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor was light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malts, rye, pretzel, grains, and bitter hops. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malty, medium-dry finish.
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a clear amber color with a small head. Nice refreshing flavor slightly malty with a quick finish.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Normally I am very unenthusiastic for small batch victory beers and wouldn’t go out of my way for them, but I’d just mentioned in the forums the day before hearing of this beer that I’d go out of my way for any Steam Beer that showed up, as the style is so rare. Well, I had no choice at that point, so I made the trek for this. Blech. Deep copper pour with a flimsy head. Very clean aroma, german hops, peanut. Fresh, clean flavor, some big steam. Drinkable, but kind of boring. I will say that it does the style very well.
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber/golden with a medium off white head. Aroma has light malty sweetness...mild fruit and dry leaves.. flavor follows suit and adds mild earthy/grassy bitterness...good balance. Mouthfeel is medium and the finishis crisp and balanced earthy/maltiness.