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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The world famous three ring sign (Purity, Body and Flavor) has been used since 1879, making it older than any Motorcycle, Escalator or drinking straw. When you are ready to revel in history and enjoy one of Americaís finest Ales, reach for a Ballantine and enjoy its flavorful body and taste that no other beer can provide.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2012
16 oz. canWow! Found this in New Jersey and at Yankee Stadium this past weekend. Ballsy. Not for sissies! Huge malt mouthfeel. Slightly skunky. Heavy. BUT DELIGHTFUL!!!


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerandbeyond (673) - ISRAEL - JUL 2, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. Clear deep hay with a minimal white head. Adjunct aroma, with soft grains, faint floral hops and white bread. Light malt flavors, low bitterness, some sweet corn and faint metallic notes. Light bodied, boring, lager-like. So so.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at home from old backlog notes. Pours a clear golden/light amber color with a medium sized foamy white head. The aroma and flavor had some earthy hops, grainy and pale malt, hints of fruity esters, everything is pretty soft, if there was something off it was mild too. Light body very forgettable stuff.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes. More Miller brews, here we go. Various times this was poured into a pint glass and other times it was poured into a pilsener and honestly, there really wasnít much difference. The appearance was a somewhat hazy yellow/orange color with a half fingerís worth of foamy white head that left a little bit of lacing. The smell was dried and sweetened corn with a little grassiness about it. The taste was mainly sweet through the corn. There was a decent sweet corn aftertaste with a mild dry sweet to bitter finish. On the palate, it sat pretty light and showed a fair sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was fairly light but still showed some harshness over the mouth and tongue. Overall, this isnít bad if ya donít pound it. Drink donít sip and but pound the whole six pack.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle to plastic via the bar. Probably the most foul, I have ever smelled. Strong skunk and armpit aroma. But hey, this beer has a beautiful head. Taste is not much better but with some hay mixed on with light bread. Overall pretty gross.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Headbanger (3276) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours golden with a small head. Aroma of skunk and grains. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is not as bad after the aroma.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 21, 2014
Almost undrinkable. Skunk like you wouldnít believe. Soapy flavor and terrible off taste in the end. Found an old bottle in an attic that I was re-doing and decided to try it out, not that bottle of course, a new one from the package store, but in the end I donít think it mattered.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours lighter with little to no head. Nose and taste of grain and similar flavors. Lighter medium body.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
UDBeernut (1652) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
green bottles pours pale gold. skunk wet corn, puke all wrapped in a thin watery body. grosser than expected

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cybercat (3268) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Aroma is strong, malty and - ew, more than a bit skunky. It pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Flavor is - uh, malty, just a little bit, barely distinguishable from water. Texture is thin and watery, just a little fizzy. Ugh. Well, the best way to appreciate good beer is to have a meh beer now and then.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Onslow (1149) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Lighter shade of pale yellow with puffy white head. Aroma of skunk, not much more. Taste is adjunct grain, a little bitter in the finish, more skunk. Palate is thin and lifeless. This is just another low end brew. I used to enjoy this back in the 70ís - maybe they changed the recipe, maybe I was too dumb to know better. Maybe Iím too dumb to know better today and its a great brew....


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