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RATINGS: 230   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
radarsock (897) - Vermont, USA - FEB 12, 2013
"HALF QUART", as the can tells me. Itís also Americaís largest selling ale... Score! Gold-gold in appearance. Thin whitish head. Blah, blah, blah... Smells and tastes of lawn trimmings, lemon juice, plastic, and ... I donít know! TICKING THIS SHIT RIGHT NOW!!!!!


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dacrza (513) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: August 9, 2014... GLASSWARE: Baltika stange... OCCASION: Sharknado with Matt, Jer and Shan--a win!...APPEARANCE: cler golden yellow body; bubbles are consistent; crisp white head that spreads upward with cirrus wisps; smeary lacing... AROMA: funky tin malts--as expected from a 40 oz. bottle--and some banana at the end--mostly wet pennies... PALATE: thin at first; beefy ending; gassy and slick; easy drinking otherwise... TASTE: lemony wheat grass; biscuity and toasted malts reign supreme in this otherwise thin profile...OVERALL: intrigued by its history--and ODBís proclivity for it, according to song--this 40 oz.er drinks easy and malty with a bit of refreshment to it--but it also is a bit thin and unimpressive in its refrigerated neighborhood, where OE 800 and Mickeyís reside...

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Travlr (11156) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Boy, does this one bring back childhood memories. The drinking age in New York was 18, I could get served at age 13, Son of Sam was stalking the city, and this was about the only thing we had too cool us off - especially when the big power failure hit. Donít know where Iíd find it these days.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerandbeyond (677) - 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 (5368) - 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 (1963) - 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 (1875) - 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 (3300) - 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 (8248) - , 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 (1679) - 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


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