unclemattie (3709) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Green 12oz twist off bottle. Aroma of skunk, must be that German Hallertauer Hops. Golden color, no head. Taste, yeah? Not much flavor here. no body, lots of fizz. Had more fun with Eastern European lagers. Still better than BUD.
milewide (1203) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Liked the dark Augsburger better, but drank this off and on for years. More hop bite than Bud, but not a great beer by current craft beer standards.
phishpond417 (2089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This pours a bright golden colour, with a small white head. Has a very malted mouthfeel and a slightly spiced hop finish. mid palate, the taste resembles a candycane with a touch of mintiness.
wxman (1175) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pkbites on the first page of the ratings says it all, so I won’t repeat what he said. What I will say is Augsburger was arguably the best lager in the USA, bar none. I recall my Dad drinking it in the 60s from quart bottles, and I loved it through the 80s in the green 6-packs. As the last regional to hold the Augsburger contract, I do not understand how Huber can’t make their Berghoff Lager taste like this! No excuse. RIP Augsburger; we loved ya! UPDATE: just went to the Monroe, Wisconsin website for the people that apparently bought out Huber. The music is the same as the Pabst website. Sadly, all my questions have been answered.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Golden with large quickly fading bubbly head. Semi-skunky aroma with a touch of bread & fruit. Astringent & thin, but does give way to some mild hops & fruitiness but dryness prevails. Nothing special here.
BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
medium body beer by my standards. Enjoed on several NWAs flight mid 2006. Has a good flavour for a lager, not overly bitter or watery.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2007
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
From a 12-oz bottle, picked up from Pick & Save in Marshfield, WI, pours a light golden honey yellow with a thin fast dissolving head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is immediate skonk maybe a little citrus but even more SKONK! The skunkiness may indicate the green bottle does not block the sunlight. Taste is very highly carbonated, grainy and sour. Finish is gritty and sour. This may have been a bad bottle but I remember the Augsburger from Huber was much better. Interesting history trail of this brew... 1951 to 1961 - Monarch Brewing Co, - Chicago; 1961 to 1972 - Potosi Brewing Co, - Potosi, WI; 1973 - 1989 Huber Brewing Co, - Monroe, WI; 1989 - 1997 Stroh Brewing Co, - Detroit, MI; 1997 - 2002 (limbo); 2002 - present Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a twist off 12 oz. bottle with no freshness date.
Poured a clear lager golden with a small foamy white head.
Grainy and grassy aromas with a light spicy and a subtle fruitiness.
Even, steady carbonation and a softly crisp, smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Grainy tasting with a very light caramel, a little lemon-like fruitiness, a soft spiciness, the hops are way in the background, and a sort of dry hayish, sweet malty finish.
Passable drinkability, but I wasn’t too impressed with this lager, glad I only purchased this as a single.
Quinten (1032) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
orange/ligtbrown color, thin lasting head, nice one with plesant grainy parts and hops,... a little less bottom and balance.
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Another overrated beer, maybe rated on memories not present. It is bland but full bodied, with a metalic ring and a sweet grain corn flavor. Finish has the very slight taste of cheap hop with as mentioned a warm aftertaste I did not find pleasant. Disappointment!