michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No aroma at all. Nice small head, and nice amber color. Flavor is kind of flat. Not too hoppy, more malty. Almost like a poor man’s ale (Anchor Steam. Easy to drink.
Overall Impression: An ok amber. Would be a great cheap beer, like a Yuengling. Nice head and color.
Dogbrick (7856) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a sampler: This is more or less the standard Killian's equivalent you find at most brewpubs. Pours a dark amber color with a medium off-white head and thin lacing. Aroma of light malt and caramel. Medium-bodied with a decent mix of malt, caramel and hops. The finish is a little on the sweet side but there are enough hops to keep it from being too much. This beer is not bland, but it is not very exciting either.
EYEdrinkFREELY (24) - warren, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
this one surprised me. it's a refined killians. it's better, trust me, and worth the try. not as sweet as one might expect but not bitter either. it aint that bad, chad.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I'm not a fan of reds but tried to approach this objectively. Was heavier than I'd expected but seemed to have some hop flavors cutting through the sweetness. Great appearance however.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one started with an almost syrupy sweet thickness; thick caramel palate. Luckily, it finished dry, otherwise the sweetness would be overpowering.