GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
651mL thanks to brainlair. Pours a full haze, deep amber with weaker white head. Okay formation. Nose is caramel, lemon soap. Taste is very interesting- malt forward, some coconut, soap, tea. Malt forward with lemon peel bitterness. Light tartness. Some thick rye bread, pumpkin bread, cinnamon, even German gingerbread holiday snacks (lebkuchen). Very bitter for style. Easy to drink, very bitter with some tea leaf character. 3fourths (9341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 hello my new love. you’re stunning, you’re gorgeous and you’re everything i want in my life right now. memories of your rich toffee doughy sweet vienna malt make me cry when you’re gone. i can smell your perfumed peach fuzz and banana esters all over my clothes and pillow-case. it’s intoxicating and confusing and stunning... i’m out of my element here... all of this layered atop a perfectly toasty / seedy / baked cracker-y firm malt body, it’s a bit much to handle. your hops are restrained beauty: earthy, musty, lightly spiced and herbal. you’re not too big and not too small - somewhere between fit and petite... that’s kinda my thing, you know? you’re firm and soft at the same time, and dear lord is your carbonation tight. i love how your sweetness isn’t overbearing and your bitterness is kept in check. this is a long-distance relationship, i know, but i’m in it for real. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. malt and light mineral aroma with light hops. Malt and light spice flavor with light mineral notes. Medium bodied. Spice and light earthiness lingers with light mineral and light hay. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Hoppy and malt aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and a little dry. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish. douglas88 (9176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a deep clear amber color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity nose. The flavor is earthy, crisp, some rich caramel, grainy, some light bitterness. Very clean and nice.
b3shine (8864) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bomber to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Bottled on 09/22/14. Looks good; a very hazy amberish orange with off-white head. Smells malty with notes of toffee, caramel, lager yeast, and some bitter hops. Tastes like it smells, but not as rich, with a touch of biscuit as well. Medium-bodied on the palate. A solid lager. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Courtesy of sebletitje, pours clear copper with micro thin white head. The aroma has mild level of pine hops mixing with rough earthiness and spiciness. The taste has an even mix of citrus, pine hops, some roasty malts and earthiness. By about midway there is an island of malt graininess before the hops and modest roast return to wipe away the grains into the finish. bytemesis (8357) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, medium off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly, decent residual lacing. Aroma of caramel, a bit nutty, pine, bread. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, a bit of a bite to it, nutty and caramel/toffee flavors, dark bread. Medium body, a touch of acidity. jredmond (8283) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Andy’s. Pours a hazy bright gold with white lacing. Aroma is fresh hop and clean malt. Mouthfeel is great with notes of fresh hop, citrus, pils, clean, malts. Yes. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22. Alright, this right here is a pretty serious effort at a California Common. Before we go any further, cheers to Heater Allen for that. Pours a hazy rubied medium amber with a dense, creamy tan head that fades quickly to a loose film and decent stringy lace. Gorgeous tangy hop nose, plenty of pine in there on top of a nice load of caramel. Creamy medium body with plenty of lively carb. Toast, caramel, biscuit, and pine on the mid palate, with a nice clean herbal hop wash for a finish, with a tiny bit of resiny linger. This might give Anchor Steam a run for its money, and that’s saying something.