Moonlight77 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Having lived in bay area for while I can’t say how many time this tasty brew hit the spot. Light considering its full flavor. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2005
pours a nice amber color,with a small head.Has a nice blunt malty/bready aroma.Light body,a little watery. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2005 A Mes rate:
Aroma is hoppy, citric and nothing more than reasonable. Cant really pick anything out. Appearance is well worth the 4 and if I took a picture of this right now none of you would argue. Wonderful resin/amber body with a rocky head that lasts well. The way the bubbles settle flowing up into the head after the initial pour was an absolute joy to behold. It is hoppy and nutty and has a most unusual effervesence(sp?) to it. Something that reminds me of alka-seltzer. Also has a very delicate hint of that minty flavour I tasted in the Liberty Ale. Bitter finish. Downable. So so. caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Nice copper color. Bread aroma, with some underlying sweet malt. Decent flavor, could use some biterness. Not a bad brew overall. Edgar (3) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2005 does not count
Definitely not impressed with this beer. Not much subtlety in the rather harsh burnt malty aroma’s and taste. Not well balanced, watery, not enough sweetness or fullness. Bitterness unpleasantly lingering.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Pours a clear amber with a thick bubbly head from the bottle. Malty aroma and taste, as well as caramel. Finishes dry. AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2005
A rich, copper colored ale that even looks dense in the glass with a moderately thick, dense, white head. Aroma is dark fruit, bramble-like, gamey, and toasty malt that really intensifies as it warms. Flavor is loaded with currant-like hops, acidity, a solid malt, and some sweetness. As with everything Anchor does it is perfect, but this style and that kind of hop profile does not intrigue me. This is a good beer to have in your fridge to give to someone who does not get good beer yet. I am not saying it is an intro style or has little or no flavor. It just has that "I could drink a couple of these with a burger and fries" quality. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a huge lasting frothy white head. Some nice bubble action going on. It looks great! Sweet aroma of fruit, caramel malt, light hops and grain. Very mild flavour of sweet malt and grain with a lightly bitter aftertaste. In the end it’s way too mild and there aren’t enough hops, making this a decent beer but the Anchor Liberty is way better. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2005
Bouteille de 12 oz obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fleurs et d’agrumes. Apparence: Couleur ambrée. Mince col mousseux. Forte densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale, d’agrumes et une légère pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruitée. (Rating #299) jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Pours a big rocky white head that leaves a light lacing. Beer is clear pale amber. Nice aroma of cookies and a hint of hoppy citrus. Taste is papery at first, but builds to reveal some buttery scones. Bitterness lingers long. A classic that deserves recognition.