kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow with a smallish dissipating white head. The aroma is mostly corn with some malt and grass. Flavor is sweet corn but is also nicely bittered. Light bodied, big carbonation. Alcohol surprisingly well hidded. Overall a very drinkable beer.
mudstone133 (3) - darien, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was a great looking brew with a pale amber color and a full mouthfeel great malty character with full flavors.
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong fruity malt aroma with a little vinegar and mustiness. Light orange color with a small white head. Initially smooth but soon gets a moderate malt and alcohol bitterness. Malt fades in finish while alcohol remains. Mild creaminess.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazed gold with almost no head. Nose is of grain and alcohol. Typical stuff. Flavor is smooth with a sweet overall tone to it, but not so overly sweet that it overpowers. Slight corn taste it seems, but overall just a smooth lager. Feel is nice. Good amount of carbonation and goes down smooth. Highly drinkable. Sure it is a typical old lager, but these guys go down smooth and even. Could sit with these all night.
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden beer, small white head, some lacing.
Aroma is actually not too bad, honeyish malts mainlly but it smelled fresh to me.
Flavour sweet malts, rather honeyish,marshmallow even, the barest hint of hops, somewhat salty.
Not bad on the palate, heavy but smooth enough.
Im not sure if I got the same beer as most other raters, but i found this very acceptable.
FAR FAR better than any of its American cousins , the Malt Liquors.
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The flavor here is rather weak, offering some vague malty flavors and some tanginess from the hops without any distinct hop flavors. A cut above a typical macro, but not by much. The worst though is the way it feels - there’s some odd oily feeling to it that makes it sit strangely on the tongue. Not an awful drink, but for about another ten cents you can get the Black Boss Porter, which is infinitely better.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear amber with a small white head. The flavor is much nicer then the aroma, light smoked flavor to the finish that gives it some character. Nose of cheap macro brew, corny, faint caramel and bread. The light smoked flavor in the finish helped cover up some of the bland flavors and gave it some character. Still overall felt like they were going for the higher ABV above taste.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Amber color, light head and lacing. Nose of light skunk, vegetal fermented rice and sweet malt. The flavor is chewy, strong banana and sweet rice notes along with the alcohol. Good as far as strong lagers go, but the sweet ricey overtones are annoying after a while.
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear pale gold with a medium white (almost yellowy) head. Some retention.
Opens with a musty perfume of hops and corn. I’d allow a bit of cream/yogurt in the aroma, too. Not much to be had.
Beer is light on the palate, clean mouthfeel, mild bitterness. Light corn syrup flavor - a bit metallic in a short finish. More drinkable than many American light lagers.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Probably cornier than the other mocnes that I’ve enjoyed. Bright yellow with a short-lived frothy white head. The aroma is corny with some bready malt, alcohol, and a sharp grassy bitterness. Surprizingly light bodied. A bit too sweet to my taste buds - too much corn syrup - and the nose-promised bitterness falls short. Drinkable, but I’ll stick with my Zaibo.
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