PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 On tap at the Chattanooga location. Light pale golden appearance, little to no head; bit of a wet paper bag aroma. Has a tad bit of a sweet honey flavor to it, otherwise typical lager flavor. About par for a brewpub light - brewed for the masses.
Earlier Rating: 10/7/2003 Total Score: 2.4 Combined on 1/16/07 Had on tap at the brewpub in Jacksonville. Had a very light golden, pale appearance with a light white head. Has that patented wet paper bag aroma. There is not a whole lot going on here - pretty waterery with a brief hint of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Probably the least favorite of the sample.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale gold body. Straw aroma with a light, piney hint of hops. Lightly sweet flavor becomes a very-lightly bitter finish. Grainy finish. Lightly body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. The bottom line is: at least I only had to drink 4 ounces of this stuff.
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not very impressed. Very light color same as vegetable oil. Aroma was weak. Taste was defintely light due to there really wasn't much taste at all.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap, EPCOT, 3/04. Why do brewpubs insist on making light beers? Unoffensive, very pale clear yellow. No aroma...well, maybe soggy white bread. Strong, raw barley flavor. Wet. Great lacing. I've certainly had worse, no flavor is better than bad flavor.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bland aroma and flavor, hops are weak and the malt is lightly toasty but barely present. Light beer means light body & lower alcohol, not less flavor, get it right.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2004
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Draft... Brewed to imitate Michelob Ultra and other low carb beers. They did a good job. Flavorless and aromaless with the exception of some very light honey notes. Perfectly balanced, but that’s not saying much regarding a beer with so little malt to balance out. Tastes like an N/A. Much like having sex in a canoe, this beer is fucking way too close to water.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ok light but I do not like lights.light and clear with not much head. No aroma and the flavor is of some malt but not much hops.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft-Big River Brewery-Chattanooga, TN. A small sized white head with fine sized bubbles that mostly diminished. The nose was that of light malt and mild hops with a malty and hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel was somewhat tingly and smooth and it was light bodied with fair lacing.
thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 15, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 6. This draft brew was enjoyed at the Big River Brewery in Chattanooga Tennessee which was hosted by a pleasant accomodating staff. The manager paid for our samples and even bought us appetizers to help clear our palates. This brew poured a large head of finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent uncarbonated weak yellow colored body and a fair lace. The aroma was very mild and mildly hopped. The mouthfeel was smooth, slightly tingly and had a mild hop finish to it. It was suprisingly nice for a 2.9% ABV light. The flavor was nice with notes of malt and hops. Very smooth.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light gold with a thin white head. No lacing. Aroma is hoppy. Typical of a light beer. This is good for a light, but still not good for a beer.