prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From my own tap, in various glasses including a stein and shaker. Pours golden, with a quickly-vanishing fluffy head. Aroma is malty and corn. Flavor is faintly fruity, with some corn sweetness. FAR FAR FAR FAR better than (1) mass-produced Pale Lagers and (2) most people reviewed. Criticisms below seem to be with the type of beer more than this beer. This is a beer to start people on not drinking macro Pale Lagers.
bartlebier (1090) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught as Billy Goat.Lager at the Billy Goat Tavern, Chicago. sep2013. Smooth enough, neither overly grainy nor hoppy pale lager, with some bready sweetness and good drinkability.
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chicago O’Hare Airport, Average golden color, small head. Nothing noteworthy in this one. I’ll drink it but your buying.
edgallow (1634) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, grain and a hint of citrus. Taste is malt, and grain.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours clear, dirty gold with a tight, shiny, off-white head.
sweet lemon malt scent.
Sweet corn and toffee flavour
Sugary, frosted-flakes sweet...flat..
Hummingbirds might love it.
Scrapersnbeer (1390) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet corny aroma, I found it a bit musty. Clear yellow color. Taste is sweet and somewhat metallic, which happens sometimes when Minhas does your brewing.Easy to drink, since its the first in the sampler.
asheft (2427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[on tap as Billy Goat Lager at Billy Goat, Chicago Pier]
Slightly metallic and lagery aroma with faint corn and creamy. Eternal pristine cover whose clarity could not be determined in the plastic cup. Sweet creamy malt flavour with some subdued noble hops and weak bitterness that isn’t enough to provide balance. Light to medium body, medium carbonation.
justsayswell (44) - Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a pale straw with a foamy head. Smells like corn, pilsner malt, noble hops, sugar cereal. Tastes awful. Like frosted flakes soaked in water and made into beer. Way too sweet. Wouldn’t be bad if it wasn’t so sweet. I’d drink PBR over this. Drain pour.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft in Chicago’s O’hare airport. Medium to light gold. Aroma lightly bready. Flavor is a match. Hops are very faint, perhaps a touch floral. More than anything else, there is an unfortunate slight sweetness that is sort of distracting. Wish it had been a touch cleaner.
Ratman197 (8856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a smnall lasting creamy white head. Aromas of bread dough, citrus and light straw. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, light citrus and light straw with a smooth finish.
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly standard stuff: light, some malt flavors with a hint of hops. Mostly a short finish, clean. Light color.