harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Reminded me alot of Anchor Steam, but unique in its own way. Quite easy to drink, nothing complex, just an average amber ale. aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Red in color, sweet in nose and pallate, could drink many. Another Dad send because he liked the label...yikes jsquire (4537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Redish amber color with little to no head. Thin sweetness with some nice bitterness. Not very interesting but easy drinking. And I do not like these labels at all. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2003
A nice appearance with a good copper color and nice off white head. Nose is mostly malt, but with some good spice mixed in. If only the flavor matched the aroma! It's similar, but MUCH weaker in potency (not that the nose was potent!). This needs strength, depth, and bite to be a really good beer. michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Sweet flavor that has a slight hoppiness to it. Very clean with little aftertaste.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Excellent. Malty aroma mixed with slight hoppiness. Very balanced malt flavors. Strong caramel flavor. Tastes more like an ale to me and the body is very heavy. Just the way I like it.
UNCCTF (587) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2003 RE-RATE: Timdanchanta notified me that I gave this one the shaft. He's right - it's better than a 3.4. I really like the fact that it has the characteristics of both a more sophisticated lager and a solid ale. boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2003
Clear amber color, not too much head which dissapated rather quickly. I agree that this tastes like some form of a hybrid beer. Lager body, with some of the tartness and bitterness of an ale. I'm not quite sure how the brewer is calling this a "Steam Style" beer. Nothing about this reminds me of a steam beer. I'm guessing that the label art sells the beer. The art is quite good, but the beer is mediocre. Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2003
No flakes,clear amber; Malty, wet wood nose. Slightly tart, on the thin side with slight caramel. Not very lagerlike and not as clean as (fresh) Anchor. OK but underwhelming "hybrid" beer, and why does everyone like Ralph Steadman so much? The stoner's Ronald Searle I say... savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2003
This definitely trends more towards an ale in taste an a lager in body. The flavor reminded me of Dogwood Pale Ale. I enjoyed it.