dwyerpg (4652) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A pretty decent aroma. A little roast, a little caramel. The beer disappoints however. It has some caramel, but mostly just seems too thin. No real noticeable hops; maybe a little in the finish. A better offering from thes guys, but I wouldn’t try it again.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 8/15/08. 12oz bottle. This currently holds the record for the highest % beer from my hometown boys. This is from my notes...Filtered with an amber hue. Layer of off-white head. Slight nose with touch bready malts. Light, almost medium bodied with a nice tangy flavor and a slight bitterness. Mild caramel malts with a slight hoppy finish. Touch muted, but tasty flavor. Solid effervescence with a crisp tingle. Quite substantial hop dose, for a big timer! Noticeable in the finish. Tight and citrusy when it’s straight from the fridge. As it warms, the palate rounds and rolls. Too little too late? I wonder how long this will be around. But a stand up effort from the home team!
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was really quite impressed by this beer. I didnt have very high expectations but they were definitely more than met. Kind of a nutty roasty kind of flavor with some good body to it.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of sweet and toasted malt, tropical fruit and floral hops, all working well together. Flavor well-balanced as well with a focus on the sweet, fruity, bread and toast malt. Light bodied, but hey, it’s supposed to be. Clean, semi-dry finish. I’m proud of A-B.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (it was free, yay!). Pours a clear amber with a small frothy tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of flowery hops and light malts. Flavor isn’t as bad as I was expecting! Light bready and caramel malts, also some toasted malts, and nice flowery hops. A light sweetness with a good malt backbone. Very drinkable! I would drink this again definitely. I’m not sure if that makes me happy or sad...but in any case, Budweiser got this one right.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 It’s a bright red, autumn colored beer with a small white head. Very light aromas, mainly consisting of tropical fruit like hops, pine and citrus, with a touch of manure and light malts. Flavor is clean and fairly well balanced. Hops are not bright, but are well pronounced, with spiciness and fruits. A clean maltiness with light hints of toffee and caramel. It’s not a bad beer. I would drink this over Fat Tire any day.
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with a lasting tannish head. Very carbonated. Aroma of some hops and roastiness. More of a roasty taste with some light hops that taste like they are kind of on the old side of things and a tinge of metallic. Tastes like something of the Michelob lineup. Not bad but the funk would keep me from buying this one.
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, not bad. Poured wtih a light tan head and a bit a lace. Dark copperish reddish amber. Bubblegum aroma. Bit of the aroma in the flavor, but malt and roasiness dominates with some caramel and nuttiness. Not much hop. Good body. Not over sweet. Good finish. Thls was a sample bottle from the distributor.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Say what you want about this monster corporation. This is a good beer! Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells floral and lightly citrussy with some dry malty hints. Tastes of toasted malt, some earthy hints, pepper, some bitterness, some citrus. Well balanced.
PorterPounder (5707) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 Rerate Not as flavorful this time around - very run of the mill. Nondescript aroma, light copper appearance, flavor more bland than before. Original 3.2 Dark copper pour with a sticky off-white colored head. Fresh floral aroma with some brief sprucey accents. Flavor has some nutty accents, a bit of subtle citrus, and some menthol notes and a caramel back end. Mouthfeel is decently thick for the style. I would buy this if it was priced similar to other AB products.