spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper color, small cream color head and moderate lacings. Aroma is lightly malty, some floral hop scent.
Taste is a surprise. Rich spicy malts with no real hop presence until the finish where the bitter semi-dry taste emerges. Nicely balanced overall. Somewhat too bitter for the Amber category, but pretty close. Never tasted the Cascade hops, seems more like a european variety. Better than I expected.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
It’s real easy to diss this beer right off label...faux-craft, bud crap ale, ripoff ale...actually I like that. Bud’s Ripoff Ale actually is not that bad, reddish ale, slight hop flavor, good mouthfeel. A superior alternative than the original, but again that it is not saying much. To sum it up, if the stock market gets any lower, I think I will pluck down some coin to get a six pack.....
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice, creamy light tan head. Has a nice hop taste, with some caramel and malt coming through. Has a good mouthfeel and is well balanced. Aroma is much the same. I like this beer, much better than what I was expecting. It is very drinkable and is easy to enjoy. I would not mind revisiting this one.
jimig (23) - , Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice pour with a thick head that screams to be drank. The hops are mild and easy across the palate. Impressive offering from AB for an "American" Ale. Yes, Americans as a whole like the more mute flavors. Superb Marco!
BREWMUSKCLES (2379) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
they can do better...and should. expecting a beer that would be a slightly more malted up bud with more sweetish malt clean and with a tight finish. and somewhere in there the hint of hop in the German style only weaker. the color to be nut brown like with a less than moderate but carbonated palate. the carbonation weak after about 2 minutes. that’s what i got, hooray!
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought the aroma on this beer was pretty decent, I thought it had a nice hoppy aroma to it...nothing over the top but impressive for a Budweiser product. Otherwise, I thought the beer was a bit lacking in flavor, it was just very uninteresting in my opinion. In no way was it bad, but nothing really stood out to me. The flavor is more on the malty side of things whereas the aroma is more on the hoppy side. In general, it was not a bad beer, very drinkable, but mostly just average or slightly higher than average to me.
JazzNorm (3) - USA - SEP 21, 2008 does not count
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Should have spent the marketing money on product development. As bad as I feared. No aroma. Tastes like a boubon and water. Maybe a bit of Bass Ale flavor if you add two pints of water to each pint of Bass. I’m not sure who they are marketing this to, as my Bud fiend buddy doesn’t want to try it because he say’s it will be too strong.
Tmoney99 (11901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Village Pub, KY. Poured a clear deep amber color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Medium sweet malty and small hop aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with an medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Better than my expectations.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Little to no aroma. Orangish brown color. Nutty, fruity, with a light malt flavor and a dryish finish. Generally weak with a thin palate and little duration. Better than Bud but still needs to be solidified in all areas.
MrBunn (2572) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. So I’m skeptical, but things start off decent enough... pour is a nice coppery amber with a dense one finger head and quite a bit of carbonation. Aromas? OK, maybe a bit of apple juice concentrate sweetness and maybe some floral hops. Flavor is very thin throughout... but there is a bitterness from the hops that surfaces now and again... it’s not quite powerful enough to fully assert itself, but it is detectable (especially in the aftertaste.) Better than most AB swills, but if they want to play microbrewer for a while, they should be able to do better than this.