chrissy (122) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2008
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Just because you put it in a fancy green bottle, doesn’t make it good. Cheap American beer at an import price. Not worth it.
topherh (1924) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear golden. Aroma is typical sweetness. Taste is much like a Heineken. Unfortunately that seems to be the bar AB has set for itself. I had hoped for better, but it seems like most of AB’ s other craft beer endeavors they have settled for being below average.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours yellow with a fizzy white head. No aroma and the taste is minimal. I guess your average beer drinker would suck this down in a hurry. Bland, lifeless and WAY overpriced.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a decent golden color with a pretty nice white head, and carbonation sparkling up the glass. Smell, was not appealing, had some graininess to it, but was skunked. Taste was just terribly skunky and tasted like something went wrong. Not sure if I got a bad batch, but A-B is usually pretty consistent which makes me wonder if it was designed like this. Mouthfeel is lightly bodied and highly carbonated. I couldn’t even have half the bottle, not drinkable. I really didn’t want to hate on A-B with this one, I thought given the extra presentation put into this beer, it might be pretty good. If this is what their top 10 brewmasters came up with, I’m scared. Maybe I’ll try it again sometime, but not for a while. Hopefully it will be better then.
switzer (22) - USA - DEC 6, 2007
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Just a cheap way to try and push at Heineken. Very watered down with little malt or hop action.
BelgianBeerGal (3866) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. You didn’t fool me. This is simple Budweiser in a green wrapper. Still watery, skunked and weak flavour. Shy of average.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Actually cellared from this past spring (to no avail). Yellow golden color. Just off-white colored head. Corn sweet aroma, has a skunky smell, buts it mellows out to a wort-like essence. It has a sweet and thin light taste that gets a bit sour at the end. Very little bitterness as it finishes light and weak. Gimmick beer from mega swill makers.
BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Suprisingly good for a AB product. Decent flavour, not exteremely watery. Not crystal clear like the other AB products.
wshores (58) - Saltillo, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2007
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I think it may be too many cooks stirring the skunk soup. I really had high hope for this.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I think they rebottled Heinekin. Had a thicker flavor but It was way to skunky. Is this really the best AB can do?