kustie (1182) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2017 albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the first California Common/Steam Beer I’ve tried. Pours amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is very pleasing and bready. It reminds me a bit of a dopplebock. I get more of this on tasting as well as sweet almost caramel malt that dominates. Very reminiscent of some dopplebocks I’ve had as well as having a nutty quality similar to something like New Castle Brown Ale. Light bitter hop finish that is somewhat spicy. I know this style is based on the lager, but I don’t get many tasting notes I usually associate with lagers. This could be due to having mostly tried European Pilsners. Still, if more American Lagers had this kind drink-ability and flavor I’d be more inclined to drink them more often.
Bottle. Golden color with medium off-white head. Aroma has malt, caramel, toffee. Taste is malty with long somewhat bitter aftertaste. Flavors of grassy hops, caramel, malt, toffee. balloonbuffoon (308) - - JUL 7, 2017
12floz bottle, $1.50 unit price, BOD: 05.09.2017 ("7YI"). Poured this beer into a nonic glass where it appears copper with a tan head, and bubbling going on. Plain wet hay and caramel aroma doesn’t stand out much. It doesn’t have to as this is a classic, traditional American amber lager. Multigrain bread flavor has just enough hop presence to to lend a dry grass taste. Well-crafted, good flavor for a sessionable beer. This is always a good option to pair with burgers and fries. brewnette44 (1) - - JUL 2, 2017 does not count
Rich amber colour, brilliant clarity, thick creamy white head. Soft bready malt/honey aroma with floral spicy notes. Medium high carbonation. Soft caramel malt, earthy hop bitterness, dry bitter slightly astringent lingering finish
sebsky (80) - ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Nice hoppy-ish aroma. Amber colour,clear.
Medium bitter,above average carbonation,long finish.
OK beer. beskid (125) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2017
Boring but kept on good level. Lots of malt, floral-grassy hops, high carbonation.
gepajerry (9) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 26, 2017 does not count
A good basic beer. I especially like the pallet, ad the head is beautiful. Taste is okay, and the low ABV could almost qualify it as a session beer. Enjoyable.
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12oz bottle. Clear amber with an inch of off white foam. Nose of malt and caramel balanced with light hops. Flavors are toffee, toast, floral hops and bread. Zesty mouthfeel with persistent carbonation. Fresh, clean finish but with a light lingering malt sweetness. Long time favorite. oczek2015 (427) - Przemysl, POLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Butelka 355ml BARWA: głęboki złoty odcień, idealnie klarowne. PIANA: biała, obfita, drobno pęcherzykowa, szybko się dziurawi i opadaja do cienkiego krążka. AROMAT: zbożowo-ciasteczkowy z nutą karmelową, delikatnie drewniany aromat SMAK: słodowość, przełamania dość wyraźną ziołową goryczk, ściąga boki jezyka, dość długo się utrzymuje, wytrawny finisz. Średnio pełne z wysyceniem średnio wysokim. Jeżeli chodzi o styl to trochę nuda, w dobie ciekawych aromatycznych chmieli niczym nie zaskakuje, nie moja bajka. kepano (278) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 15, 2017
I’ve crossed paths with Anchor Steam many many times in my beer drinking career yet never imbibed it. In my experience it is often considered a good beer by people of dubious tastes, so I was never inspired to drink it. When a few bottles ended up in my fridge, I thought I should finally give it a fair chance. It pours a clear copper hue with a lovely, frothy head. So far so good. The smell is refreshing, mineral, yet somewhat cheap. Ocean breeze, fresh oysters — am I being influenced by the label, the San Francisco name? It does take me back to walking down the Embarcadero on a sunny day, breathing in the fresh Pacific air. Mild malts and hops appear on the nose, but feel watered down. Citrusy, slightly grassy notes, not offensive. On the palate it’s again quite mineral, a very watery flavor. Cheap malts are the main attraction, with a lightly roasted coffee flavor, and a twist of piney hops. Unlike its hometown, there’s not a whole lot to see. The finish is mildly bitter with subtle chocolatey flavors and cranberry. Leaves a slightly funky flavor in the mouth, which, on the bright side, makes you want to wash it down with some of that early minerality. Overall, this is a bland brew. Simple but not in a good way. If I’m at a regular bar in the US, I’ll take a Blue Moon over this any day. I was hoping to be surprised, but unfortunately, Anchor Steam lived up to my very low expectations. Lore (2733) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2017
orange to amber colour, large, slightly yellowish creamy off-white head; aroma and taste of grains, floral-honey, caramel and metallic notes; ok beer, nothing more