Onslow (1225) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2010
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 After finishing off the six pack over the course of a few days, I return to drop this a few points. Man - this is *watery*!
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. LIght yellow brew with a fizzy white head that quickly passes. Aroma of light grain, some grassy hops, and ethanol. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Flavor is a nice balance of light, slighlty corny grains and some actual crisp hops in the finish, again with a bit of an ethanol smack at the very end. (I thought I stopped tasting alcohol years ago.)
A nice and refreshing beer and what tast there is, is respectable. More hoppiness and character than most macros, but that is offset by the watery palate and weakness of the taste. Might be a perfect lawn mower brew on a too hot afternoon, definately a fine substitute for bland and watery macro lights, but otherwise not much to recommend here.
topherh (1914) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is light wet grain, malt, and a hint of hop. Taste is much the same. More like a macro lager than a decent pils.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a light golden yellow with a thin white head and alomst no lacing. Aroma is of malt and a little harsh. Flavor is grainy with a touch of hops, just enough to balance, and a metalic ting in the finish. Light body watery texture, and lively carb. A typical american pils, but better than the macros.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Eh, its just cheap wisconsin beer. Nothing wrong with it, a little watery but what would you expect. At least its not sweet, thats what kills stuff like this. Something refreshing when thirsty, and not much else. Cool bottle and tasty price saves this.
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Really like the shade of blue used on the label, enough to mention it. Macro nose, corn and grain, stale air. Pale, pale yellow pour with a noisy white head. Taste is bland with syrupy sweetness and a little metal, finish with a graininess edged by cantaloupe that makes me wonder about quality control. Corn and a touch of citus. Watery body. Yuck.
Oh, and...not a Pilsner.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This non-descript little pils from the folks at Minhas have made a very smooth, drinkable beer that challenges for more reknown pils around the world.
Once again, the elitest reviewers here have done a disservice in giving this such a low rating.
A very drinkable beer. Try it yourself.
wxman (1505) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale yellow with a quickly diminishing white head. Not much aroma. Taste is nominally corn and some sweet malt as well as some minor effort at hop bitterness. As others have said, this is macro quality. Final note: How in the hell is it possible for the same brewery that made Augsburger 25 years ago unable to do better than this?? Augsburger was probably the very best American regional lager in the history of the USA. Even if you drank it out of the bottle, it kept a faomy white head and old fashioned "beery" aroma and taste that is difficult to describe. RIP.
RustedHalo (11) - USA - MAR 1, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. I wasn’t expecting much (it’s very cheap for a bottled micro), and much I did not receive. Looks and smells like a macro lager, tastes marginally better. The odd thing about this beer is the sweet, doughy onset and the ghost of banana which lingers in the aftertaste. I do not characterize it as pleasant. Had no problems finishing my six pack with a big pizza, but without the food I think I’d have given up on it.
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2008
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Slightly hazy dull gold. Gentle carbonation but no head. Smells very macro - all fusels and acetaldehyde. No hops. Vague, heavy, doughy malts, accents of corn syrup and some background, indistinct toejammy sort of raunch. The general blandness helps it go down but even with the help it’s a bit labourious to choke back a full bottle.
hombrepalo (1885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A smooth drinking pilsner, nothing too special but good. sweet taste and bland palate. go cubbies!