BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Had it on tap a few days after the fire, very sad indeed. Nice rich amber color. Had a refreshing citrusy smooth taste. Carbonation was on the low side, but I dont think that detracted from anything. A pleasant beer, especially after walking around in 100 degree Austin heat. DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
On draught. Amber color with nice head & lacing. The aroma has a nice balanced hop and malt profile going. The flavor is very balanced as well. This batch might have more malt than I remember in the past but it is quite nice with the hops balancing nicely. Not your average pale ale. Quite drinkable. Great beer. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Tap. Smooth malty body with a thick velvet like mouthfeel. Very, very clean with a dry apple like finish. Slight cherry aftertaste. Excellent and enjoyable. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Pours amber with a small head of clinging lace. Taste is hops and a rush of citrus, with a bit of sweet cucumber in the finish. Pleasant beer. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Pour is golden amber with a thin off white head...smell is grassy and perfumey with lots of floral hops and malt accenting the whole aroma...taste is sweet at first and lots of pepper and hops going on toward the finish...nice...
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2004
This was a very good brew. At first I didn’t think there wa sa whole lot going on with this one. However as I sunk in I realized all the smoke in the bar was clogging out my olfactory senses. Great brew. Rich thick coper color. Head dissipates. Smells like fresh ground black pepper and fresh vegetables. I know kind of strange but excellent smelling. BRew tastes like ground pepper and lemon. Aftertaste is nice and dry like a good californie common. Excellent brew.
grat CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Deep copper color and a lightly sweet aroma. Candy-like, floral lager yeast profile. Body has a nice subtle caramel sweetness. A very nice steam beer. austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2002
What style WON’T these guys at Bitter End tackle. A "steam" beer is truly uncommon, especially down in Austin, where everyone drinks a so-called "bock" called Shiner. This Mopac steam beer is true to style and is a reasonable facsimile of the famous Bay Area Anchor Steam. Hoppy and enjoyable. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 7, 2002
MoPac is short for Missouri-Pacific, and it represents a highway in Austin that has a railroad running along it. MoPac looks cool because of the ’Green Belt’, a nice wooded area with all kinds of parks and trails and stuff. Unfortunately Mopac Steam Engine beer didn’t look as good. It has almost no head and I deducted another point because of the fact that despite it being served in an awesome looking Bitter End glass, it still looked kind of bad. I’m not sure what it was supposed to be, but it smelled and tasted just like a pale ale. Andrew196 (1858) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2002
This beer reminded me of an average pale ale. Very little head, amber color. Somewhat hoppy with a decent malt balance. Very effervescent.