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 (3437) - 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 isnít 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. Iím 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 Itís 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. Itís 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 (2212) - 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 (5461) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Mini Beer Fest
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma withh fresh floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice caramel sweetness, touch of breadyness, plenty of balancing earthyness, light spicy hops, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with a small off white head with lots of bubbles. Smells alot like a pale ale, stale hops and some sweetness. Stale hop flavor with lots of sweet malt. Dry finish with a small hop aftertaste. Not very drinkable, but not terrible.