Bomberbeer (3) - , California, USA - AUG 7, 2009 does not count
Infinitely more complex version of Anchor’s Steam. The yeast in suspension leads to a slightly different taste each time I encounter it. The lingering taste of the slightly sweet/tart malt and the Northern brewer hops are, in my opinion, the best part of the beer. rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
Poured at FIrkin Fest at Triple Rock, golden with small white head. Aromas of mild grass and malted grain. The flavor is a kind of toasted malt with some grassy, and fruity malt notes. More of a hop bite to it than Anchor Steam, but very mild. There is a malty full mouthfeel that has some slight astringent notes in the middle but a nice dry clean finish. Easy drinking beer. I’ll be trying it again. DocJitsu (1979) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy orange-golden with a soapy white head. Asymmetrical lacing around the edges as the head dissipates. Some green grape and unripe banana. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Clean flavor with some tart fruit that gets accentuated by the hop character at the finish. illidurit (2341) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap at some random kegger in Oakland. Nice beer, it’s got some hearty grains and some good orangey hoppiness. Tastes like it might have rye in it, that sort of tart chewiness. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 8, 2008
This California Common pours a medium orange gold from tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty and sweet, with a touch of floral hops. A medium bodied steam beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and floral. It very hoppy for a California Common, but I like it. It still has that nice soft round feel of a steam beer, but has a nice hop bite to it. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Pours golden hazy orange with a white head. The aroma is fruity. Mostly tropical with mango and papaya. The flavor is sweet with caramel and fruit and an herbal bitter finish. Pretty flavorful for a low alcohol session beer. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draft, Beer Revolution. A touch grainy but otherwise rather good for the style and quite refreshing. Mild light caramel/bready malt. Lightly grassy/citric/floral hops. Mild bitterness. Nice dry yeastiness in the finish. A well made beer, simple and satisfying. Listed as 5 or 5.5% abv. Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2012
On tap at Linden Street poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of bread, yeast and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, yeast and fruittiness with a crisp dry finish. bytemesis (8438) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Tap. Pours clear Amber, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is robust grain, caramel malt, can toasted bread, smells a bit like the brewing process. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malty, toasty. Medium light body. Pleasant Travlr (24909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Draft at the Trappist in Oakland. Cloudy golden color, bright white head, nice lacing. Aroma and flavor are very lager-like. OK.