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 (10471) - 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 (2456) - 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.
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 Bottle... Poured an amber red/orange with a slightly off-white head, nice lacing. Hoppy aroma that’s very earthy and spicy. Well carbonated and a decently hopped flavor with balancing malt. It’s nothing surprisingly new, but would make a good session. I’m impressed by Bud. I still hate bud, but this really impressed me.
SSSteve (3740) - - SEP 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
a clear amber pour with a small white head and good lace. aroma is of light caramel malts but still very drab. flavors of tea, caramel malt and an extremely light hop addition(but it’s there!). hints at an english style pale actually. i must say it is quite refreshing.
milwaukeebeer (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i wanna be cruel to the macro, but i have to admit i enjoyed this one. toasted malt aroma compliments the deep amber color. decent off white head was a complete surprise as was the lacing. flavor with hints of hops and roasted malts and caramel. slightly dry finish. solid effort
kidmartinek (3574) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Draught:
A dark amber beer with a small off-white head but always maintaining it due to the beautiful constant carbonation. The apearance is clear but dark. It has the aroma of toasted malt, hay, grass, and barley. Taste is full, slightly heavy, and is a good balance of European Noble hops and a mix of 2 and 6 row malts with the hops dominating. The finish has a faint sweetness so the kidz will still drink it. The texture is medium light... and it tastes like American beer.
Pours rich caramel color half a glass of foam, that settles down to a thick film and holds a while. The aroma has some cascade and caramel tones. The flavor is full and tasty but not overpowering or too heavy. It leaves a lite, intricate lacing. The beer exhibits excellent carbonation. The finish is clean and hoppy with a palatable bitterness.
ToddA (21) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft- Interesting for AB but for the most part a lackluster ’craft beer’ from the giant. May appeal to those stepping into ’craft’ realm.
No discernible malt and restrained hop character. Awkward metalic note in finish probably simialr to licking a keg.