shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Barley malt and hay aroma. Pale yellow color with large head. Lightly sweet barley malt and hay flavor. Drinkable - way better than Buffett’s beer.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle-Thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a foamy dissipating white head and clear/straw color. Aroma corn/grain. Taste is water, some corn/grain, non offensive, non-entity.
nraymond88 (4) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation,
jtclockwork (8417) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours pale yellow. Fizzy white head. Almost clear. Nose of corn, grain and one or two hops - very faint. Taste is cold filtered water and sweet corn. Inoffensive in the same manner that water is inoffensive.
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle of said liquid pours out pale clear gold with white head. The aroma offers up fresh graininess, so there’s that, crusty nut husks and sugar malt sweetened floral hops. The taste is terrible with slick thin sugary sweetness, corn, a sense of skunk, floral hops and an all too timid level of spicy hops. ‘nuff said.
wmubronco1992 (614) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Pours a really light yellow. Almost water like. Actually had nice head, but it quickly dissipaited. Mild aroma of grain. Very crisp and clean, but then again so is water. With the exception of the brief head this reminded me alot ot Miller light, but more expensive. Nothing really offensive here, in fact probably a decent beer to drink with friends watching a game or around the pool. Just nothing to get excited about. Do like the fact that it is brewed in Michigan, but that is the biggest thing it has going for it at this point. Needs something to distinguish it from the macros.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2011
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Wow. After this one, I need to raise my rating of Bud Light. Pours a clear white-yellow with a white head. Nose is water, adjuncts, corn syrup, esters, and more yeast. Flavor is similar with an aquifer attached. Finishes with lager and light corn. Does Kid Rock just stick his finger in every can off the line?
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This past summer, rock ’n’ roller and ex-Mr. Pamela Anderson Kid Rock made a splash with the launch of his American Bad Ass Beer Company and their Bad Ass American Lager. The brand is also being contract brewed by Michigan Brewing Company. Unfortunately, it’s as bad as its label implies and not in a good way.
I sampled ...er, choked down a pint on my last visit to MBC, and one can see what it’s trying to be: a full bodied, but non-offensive American-style light lager. Unfortunately, I could barely get my nose past the offensive DMS to actually take a sip. I don’t know if the diacetyl rest took, either, as the flavors of creamed corn and butter overwhelmed any malt or beer flavor.
It could have been a bad day at the office or perhaps there was just an issue in that keg, I don’t know, but in any event, I can’t recommend this one. I can only hope they get things cleaned up before they plan any wide releases of this stuff.
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2011
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Way overpriced for what you get. Thin watery mouth feel, very faint hops. Typical macro taste.
Onslow (1161) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Paler shade of pale, like regular beer watered down 50%. Corn / adjunct aroma. Weak, sweet, corny taste with a hint of astringent in the finish. Wimpy 4.2 abv. Not offensive but for the price I paid I could of gotten 2 six packs of Big Flats and a cigar. Just sayin...