Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Beer: Anchor Steam Beer
Category: California Common
Brewed in: United States
Anchor Steam is a nice medium amber color – even a little tint of orange. The beer pours with a fluffy one finger head with a very long retention that leaves some impressive sticky lacing on the glass.
The aroma is of malted barley with some slight hop notes. There is not a lot of complexity to the aroma and I can’t tell if I am “forcing” a smell but there may be hints of some fruits and other grains I can’t identify.
The taste is similar to the aroma consisting mostly of malted barley with the hops taking a stronger presence in comparison. The taste is a little sweet with the fruit notes and a bit of nuttiness coming through. A very enjoyable flavor that is not too heavy. This could easily be a session beer.
The beer is moderately carbonated and the moutfeel is tingly but smooth. Light to medium body.
A very pleasant beer and I would recommend it when you aren’t looking to find something new and crazy but just want a straight up beer with a little class.
January 20, 2011 | Categories: 3 Pints, A Beer a Day, Amber Hybrid Beer, Beer Tasting, California Common Beer, Ratings | Tags: anchor, Beer, california, common, rating, steam, Tasting | Leave a comment
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Brewery: Steam Whistle
Beer: Steam Whistle Pilsner
Category: German Pilsner (Pils)
Brewed in: Canada (Toronto, ON)
There is a distinct aroma of hops. The smell is slightly grassy, bready, and a little bit skunky.
The taste is very crisp and clean. There is that pilsner bitterness which is mixed with average to high carbonation. The result is pleasing and very refreshing. The beer goes down very smoothly.
The beer is not complex which is not a negative comment. It delivers an enjoyable but fairly simple pilsner. This create a beer perfect for those times where you know one isn’t going to be enough.