thegreenrooster (2970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a clear amber with a white head. Aroma is a slight caramel malt with a bit of oily hop. Flavor is a minor malt and very little hop. Finish is a clean tasting caramel malt but not much else. An ok steam beer but I donít have enough of this style to compare this too anything else.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Penn social in DC. Clear amber. Weak to near no head. Nose is sugar, toffee, caramel popcorn. Taste is very metallic, harsh tinny flavor, some tannic bitterness. Astringent, chemical palate. Yuck.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grainy cabbage aroma, dark tan bodied with frothy head. Light on hops, bread, citrus and earthy flavors come together in a smooth, quaffable California Common. Adequate Spring seasonal from Widmer just needs a bit more UMPF.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 3/18/2013. This California Common/Steam beer pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with good lacing. The aroma is bready and caramel, with some fruit and perhaps some hoppiness. A medium bodied California Common. The malts are caramel, bready and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Its quite hoppy for a steam beer, perhaps the Pacific Northwest treatment of the style. Decent carbonation. It does seem to be missing that full mouthfeel one usually has in a steam beer, but it makes up for that with a very nice hop profile. Nice session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth texture, mild hop flavor. Medium amber pour with a thin white head. Good mix of malts and hops - this one may be one of the better "session beers" Iíve had.
obguthr (3310) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasted pecan nose. Clear deep amber, thin head. Nutty and dry, with a mild grassy finish. Ok.
jgb9348 (4273) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp light amber coloured body with a bright copper glow and a nice one centimetre tall white head. Aroma of grassy and herbal hops, some light malt, a hint of caramel and a nice hit of yeast. Light-bodied; Sharp grassy and herbal hops with a good malt backbone, some light sugars and a little nutty finish - perhaps from the malt. Aftertaste shows a very light hoppiness with some grass and a less pungent flavour than Anchor Steam and a more refined palate for sure. Overall, a decent beer, and good for the style - simple to drink for the Spring and a welcome addition. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Arlington (Lee Highway), Virginia on 12-March-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 15-March-2013.
Patrickctenchi (2470) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with an off-white head.
Aroma is bready malt.
Taste is bread, caramel.
Creamy and smooth...very solid, likeable beer.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is slightly skunky. Once that smell fades there are notes of corn, caramel and must. Taste is malt, light woody hops.
travita (3475) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. The look is copper colored, off white head, and has a clear look. The smell is malt, meaty, caramel, and hops. The taste is sweet, hops, odd bitterness, and ok.