Steamy Windows - Liberty Street Brewing Company
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3.61/5 rDev +10.1%
Enjoyed on tap at the Liberty Street brewery. Pours a golden-yellow color with pretty high clairty. The almost stark-white head had decent retention before settling to a thin skin and leaves some foamy lace near the top of the glass. Appearance-wise, this one looks very similar to their Blonde Ale, perhaps just a bit lighter in color.
Very mild aroma, but it was almost expected from this one. Faint grains and light malt structure pave the way for the hop bill, which is pretty tame itself. Damp, musty hops, most likely some sort of Noble hop. Aside from maybe a light hint of yeast on the tail end, there really isn't much more to the aroma. It's very conservative and laid-back. Nothing too exciting or attention-grabbing, but nothing off-putting, either. Relaxed and easy-going.
The taste follows through, hand-in-hand with the aroma. A mouth full of grain and a slight hint of corn opens things up. The hops trudge back in, musky and only contributing a small dash of bitterness - they seem a bit more quiet on the palate, even quieter than they were in the aroma. The finish contains a very light dusting of citrus and lemon zest, just enough to spruce the aftertaste up a bit. Noticeable lager yeast gives this beer a crisp and refreshing feel all the way through. Thin bodied with medium carbonation.
Nothing mind blowing, here, but it was certainly something you could kick back and drink a bunch of without getting fatigued (or drunk, for that matter). Mellow and contempt, I think I may actually prefer this one to Anchor Steam, although it's been a while since I've had that one, maybe too long to compare. Not something I would actively seek out, but something I'd get from time to time at the brewpub for a relaxing change of pace.
04-22-2013 11:41:21 | More by tectactoe
4.33/5 rDev +32%
On tap at Liberty Street Plymouth MI.
A_Dark gold. Thin bone white head. Lacing coasts the glass.
S_Very earthy nose. Grainy,hops and honey.
T_Same as the nose.Earthy grain.grassy hops and a touch of honey in the finish. Bit of sweetness. Mildly bitter.
M_Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very crisp.
D_Very easy drinking. Quite flavorful too.
10-30-2010 04:46:27 | More by nickadams2
3.8/5 rDev +15.9%
Appearance was a hazy yellow-gold with a thin white head
Aromas of sourdough, grain, grass with a subtle citrus note
Flavor was very pleasant. Nicely balanced between malt sweetness and bitterness.
Overall, Very easy drinking and approachable. Very well balanced.
04-14-2013 22:50:47 | More by alphaacid9000
4.39/5 rDev +33.8%
12oz into a pint glass.
A: Golden amber body, slightly hazy. Some visible carbonation. HUGE, billowy head, decent retention, recedes to a layer of froth on the surface that has shape and size!
S: Light malts dominate; hints of spices and fruit.
T: Sweet malts, but not too sweet, NOT cloying at all. Spice and fruit, maybe banana, come through ever so slightly. No happiness, but slightly bitter at the end to cut off the sweetness for a crisp finish.
M: Light to medium body, nicely carbonated, not sharp, prickly or overwhelming. Nearly perfect. Slight astringency on the palate, slight.
O: Holy Shit, Batman! This is amazing beer. It is definitely California Common, aka 'Steam Beer.' But the added bonus of the light spicing and fruit esters make this really refreshing. The sweet to bitter balance could not be more perfect. I will go back to this again and again....when I am in Michigan. #pureMichigan
07-21-2014 00:25:28 | More by Badger6
2.73/5 rDev -16.8%
I picked up a bottle of Liberty Street's Steamy Windows last week for $1.59 at The Lager Mill. Liberty Street just started distributing their beer this year and I already tried Red Glare, so it's time to try their other bottled beer, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12ox bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A- The label looks ok and it fits the name of the beer nicely. It poured a hazy golden yellow color that took on a slight amber hue when held to the light with a fingers worth of white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded to nothing and it left hardly any lacing. This beer looked pretty average, the color was nice, but the head was disappointing.
S- The aroma is pretty light and subtle, it starts of with some sweet malts that impart a grainy and white bread like aroma. After that comes this weird earthy aroma that i assume is coming from the hops. The aroma was average at best, it was pretty dull and the weird earthy aroma wasn't that pleasant.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma, it starts off with some malts which had a higher amount of sweetness and impart some bready, stale grain, straw, and slightly skunky flavors. Towards the end comes a light earthy hop flavor followed by a slightly light amount of medium bitterness and it had a sweet, earthy, and stale grain like aftertaste. The taste of this beer was below average, it really didn't have any redeeming or memorable quality's.
M- A little smooth, very crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a nice medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, it seemed pretty true to style but it could have been smoother.
Overall I wasn't a fan or impressed by this beer and I thought it was a below average example of the style. it was pretty dull and somehow managed to be rough around the edges, it didn't have all the aspects that I look for in the style. This beer didn't have good drinkability, it wasn't that smooth and the taste for sure didn't hold my attention, one is more than enough for me, I don't want to drink another one. What I liked the most about this beer was the mouthfeel, it seemed pretty true to style but it could have been a little smoother. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste, it was pretty simple and dull and the flavors didn't seem nearly as clean as they should be. I wouldn't buy this beer again, it's not worth my time and I can't say that I would recommend it to anyone. All in all I was pretty let down with this beer, so far Liberty Street has been disappointing me, both the beers they have bottled have been pretty underwhelming with this one being the worst of the two, I know they can make some good beer, I have had them before, but if they keep bottling these bland beers instead, it's not going to work out good for them, better luck next time guys this one needs some work and so Far it's my least favorite beer from Liberty Street.
12-17-2012 04:42:13 | More by StoutHunter
4.35/5 rDev +32.6%
Ordered a pint of this last night at Liberty Street and then promptly ordered another one. I don't know why they call it an Amber Ale, when for one, it isn't Amber, it is creamy yellow in appearance, and for two, it doesn't taste like an Amber Ale.
Anyways, I don't usually judge how much I like a beer or how I rate it based on style guidelines so I won't start now. It has an interesting color to it. Yellow, coppery, and hazy. Not a lot of activity as far as carbonation apparent in the pint.
The smell is citrusy, orange and lemony. Slight buttery aroma. My mouth is watering by now. A really good smelling pint.
Taste is hoppy, smooth, wet. Great tasting. Not overly complex or challenging but really good. It seems to me that Liberty Street just brews solid gold. I had no idea what I was ordering when I said I wanted a "Steamy Window" but I'm willing to do that here because I know they don't brew garbage. Another great brew. I just wish more people could experience these brews instead of just people in southeast Michigan!
02-05-2010 20:21:14 | More by h00dak
Steamy Windows from Liberty Street Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.