nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Was lucky enough to find this rare brew at a Penn State party. With hints of rotten blueberry and old urine, you will be lucky to hold your lunch down after a couple of these. Crappy breweries like Bud and Miller use rice and corn instead of malt to cheapen their beer. My guess is that American Ice may use fecal matter.
cheap (4207) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 12 oz can with a blue label and red/white accents. Eagle too! Found this at a distributor in Robinson, near Pgh. $12 for a case of 24, that makes it 50 cents a can. I could not wait to taste this, I thought they quit making it, perhaps they did. Date code "brewed by Pgh Brewing Company" and they are defunct. Been owned by Iron City Brewing for at least a year now? I already tasted American and American Light from Pgh brewing and found those cheap PLs acceptable. I think this is the cheapest of all ice beers and its local! Oddly reminiscent aroma of a quad Trappist I had lately, way! Difficult and rather harsh initial flavors somewhat like the better City Brewing PLs. You can taste some of the Iron City influence in there. Cheap pale yellow ubiquitous appearance. Some bubbles arising. Odd processed flavors a little more than you’d find with American Lager. Stronger, yet not repulsive for a cheap ice lager. Difficult at times but it does not come across as aged lager. Seems to have a hidden higher alky personality about it. More palatable than most cheap ice brews. Finish is almost watery, yet has a processed mundane punch that lingers unlike a bitter hopped beer. Does the job. Sometimes the age of this beer shows thru with a little sickening sweetness in the background which perhaps approaches the negativities of City Brews. I have about 20 cans of this FT! Contact me via BM. Heheheh S4/L1/F2/T5/08
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2007
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yeah, this is a man’s beer. Smells like piss, looks like piss, and tastes like piss. My friends and I drink it all the time. I quite like it.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This canned brew poured a large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained average carbonation, was transparent and yellow orange in color. Its aroma contained notes of malt rice . Its mouth feel is tingly from start to finish with a palate and a aftertaste. Its flavor contained corn malt notes. Not one I would buy again.
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can. Small white head with fair lacing, fast rising carbonation, transparent, and a yellow hue. Aroma was malty, smelled like sweat - in other words - like b.o. Yuck. Flavor was not much better. Light bodied beer. Not recommended needless to say.
pkbites (695) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Found this at the Pick-N-Save in Milwaukee, WI. March 2004. $2.99 for a 12 pack! Read that again: $2.99 for a 12 pack!!!!!!
The alcohol content is not listed on the can. Being an ice beer, it's probably at least 5% by volume.
I'm not a big ice beer fan. But this isn't overly horrible. It does the trick as an alcohol delivery system.
It has almost no flavor. It's a beer to get a buzz on, nothing else. Did I mention I paid $2.99 for a 12 pack?
$2.99 folks! For a 12 pack!
Even bad beer tastes a little better when it's cheap!