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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.8   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Launched by Kid Rock.
Originally brewed at Michigan Brewing Company and since 2012 in Brew Detroit.
Itís born out of of bushels of American barley and hops harvested straight from the heartland. Itís crafted with care in place where Detroitís factories mark one horizon and wild forests mark the next. This beerís built with Michigan pride. Pry one open and youíll know: thereís trouble brewing. This is pure American Badass. americanbadassbeer.com

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ibrew2or3 (7498) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle of said liquid pours out pale clear gold with white head. The aroma offers up fresh graininess, so thereís 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. Ďnuff said.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wmubronco1992 (668) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2011
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
markwise (4824) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2011
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?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
This past summer, rock íní 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, itís 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 itís 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 donít 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 donít know, but in any event, I canít recommend this one. I can only hope they get things cleaned up before they plan any wide releases of this stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Way overpriced for what you get. Thin watery mouth feel, very faint hops. Typical macro taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Onslow (1266) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
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...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle courtesy of my brother. Sorry I tried this. Aroma is more like sewer stench than beer. Pours clear lighter than straw color with white head. Flavor is more water like than beer. If anything its got a wonderful sewer like taste I suppose. Now that is Badass.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drdisque (641) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2010
No aroma. Taste is well balanced and fairly robust for a pale lager. Somewhat sweet with hints of roasted malt. I think itís actually quite good for this style and donít understand all the hate being spewed forth towards this beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2010
I havenít been rating much, but felt compelled to do so because of this beer. This is by far the most tasteless beer I have ever had in my life. It took me half the bottle to discern it from water. I really wanted to like this beer too, because of the Detroit, Kid Rock, awesome name things. Oh well, donít even bother people, it is completely a waste of money. Donít buy it so that they will go back to the drawing board and put something worth drinking out.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours very clear, light yellow with a minimal fizzy head. Smells weak, slightly grassy. Tastes grassy, funky malt, and very metallic, even though its from a bottle. Typical american pale, lacking the badass. Somewhat refreshing.

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