cheap (3748) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank directly from a short stubby twist off bottle that was in an old time variety pack. Looks like any other pale lager. Smells a little cheap beery but OK. A little metallic at first then that smoother after a few seconds. Does not have a whole lot of rude ale attributes, taste almost borders on decent cheap lager. Smoother as the session continues. Probably is higher than 5%. Goodly amount of sizzle in there, makes it nifty on the palate. Even friendly after a while.
drdisque (491) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from the Genesee "sampler". Flavor is mostly sweet corn. A little bit of vanilla in the initial flavor and aftertaste. The faintest bit of hops and barley. A little better than the cream ale.
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted on 11/19/11 from a squat 12oz bottle, that’s right, back again. Pours clear brassy golden with an average white head that slowly settles into thin lace, leaving some uneven lace along the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet corn malt with a creamy note and just a hint of spicy hops. The flavor is the same sweet creamy, corny malt from the nose, with lightly spicy and bitter hops on the back. The body is medium with a somewhat creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a short, corny, creamy, lightly bitter and spicy finish.
Trev (1821) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This came in the Genesee Heritage 12 Pack mixer. Cute little stubby bottles.
Decided to rate this since it is retired in the database.
Pale gold pour with a thin white head.
aroma is corny, cardboary, dusty malt.
Flavour is grainy, light sweetness. cardboary finish. Hint of grassy hop?
milewide (1365) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bland blond ale. Medium body with modest head. Bottle. Was a regular purchase before true craft beers.
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a glorious yellow color with a large white head. Aroma is interesting with honey and sweet malts. Taste is like light honey with a little bit of skunk. Overall it’so maybe my favorite gennie beer. Smooth and goes down easy.
arone12 (905) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden color with thin white head. Smells like genny light but sweeter. Taste is sweet like honey with some cardboard and skunk. Dry.
benwilde (3) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2011 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
liquid caramel, apple and some malt syrup hghlighted this brew. some soy, low carbonation and pineboard rounded out the flavor pattern. smooth and frothy with a hint of lye just before the finish.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/01/2009: Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale ... Aroma: Fruity, rich caramelized malts, chocolate. Appearance: Very, very dark brown; tan-colored head. Flavor: Roasted malts and slightly nutty, semi-sweet chocolate. Palate: Medium-full body. Overall: I almost regret trying this beer at the gathering just because I think it didn’t get a fair shake due to so much beer flowing! This beer wasn’t bad by any means, but it seems more like a Brown Porter to me than a Scotch Ale. I was super excited about trying it and wasn’t able to find any of the richness, depth, and other complexities that I was hoping for. Hopefully I will get to experience this beer again in a much more intimate setting so that I can truly probe its depths!
1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (8.5% Alcohol by Vol.) shared by alexdad06 at NATIFEST ’09. Thanks Brad. I appreciate it! Rating #96 for this beer.