redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 Grassy hops on the nose with bready malts. Small beer pours golden in color with a thick white head. Grassy hops and an earthy bitterness upfront with hints of light caramel and bready malts. Great session beer!! RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer introduces itself with a mild aroma of hops mixed with honey and wheat. It is a bronze colored solution with a decent white head. This moderate bodied beer has a bitterness that slightly dries the mouth. There is a mild nutty taste that has a hint of honey in the background. A hearty bitter taste is left as an aftertaste. smcd (366) - USA - OCT 2, 2006
Simply put ... a great small beer. Tasty. Aromas are almost non-existent, but this looks like something you want to drink, is nice and smooth and has a wonderfully light and slightly spritzy palate. Always nice. luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 18, 2007
From a bottle at the Anchor brewery
Golden with amber/orange highlights with a medium ivory quickly diminishing head
Taste: Slight toast, some caramel when the big hop/astringency comes from behind to overtake this light malt profile...
Palate: Light bodied with moderate carbonation and the woodsy (Northern Brewer?) hop bite
Overall: A rare style of beer... a hidden gem amongst the big-beer filled constellation... for a bitter seems too hoppy. What a tip of the hat to the traditional English partial gyle brewing tradition. Genius lives in the ability to brew magic in small beers
Cheers!!! legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2002
Copper penny colored; Head was dense and fluffy; Nose had grass- appealing. VERY dry- almost abrasive. No Malt presence. Hops have little floral or citrus characteristics- pure aromatic and drying. Most flavorful sub 3% beer I have ever had.
rauchbier (3888) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2003
Bottle. Amber colour, good white head and moderate condition. Good English style Bitter hoppy aroma, full bodied hop and caramel in the mouth and a lingering chalky dry refreshing hoppy finish with a faint trace of Orval about it. A good session bitter with plenty of flavour for such a low ABV.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pale golden yellow color, fizzy white head with quick dissapation. Sharp huskiness and muted floral hop aromatics. Watery nose, acrid floral hop bite next, with a slight malty sweetness. Crisp finish. Mouthfeel is light and astringent. Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 Very "grainy" malt characteristic that hints at the complexity of Old Foghorn. Good crispness with a little spicy hops character as well. Quite good for what’s considered a "small" beer. Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear golden color with a light white head. Slight lacing. Aroma is light and almost smells like toast. Definitely different. Easy-drinking mouthfeel. Flavor is small, like its name suggest, with a slightly hoppy and bitterness to it. I’m a fan of Anchor, and this is a decent beer. I’ll buy it again. bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 15, 2011
What a great drinkable beer. I’ll be stocking up on this one. Light feel perfect amount of bitterness for a lower alcohol beer. Love it.