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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Carefully brewed with barley from America’s heartland and cascade hops from the pacific northwest, this rich, amber colored ale has robust flavor and a distinctive hoppy finish.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Stollen from Kevin Murphy of MST3K fame:

"POUR - presents medium-amber, resembling a well worn baseball glove. Pale head starts large then disappears quickly, but with a firm pledge to be back in 2012.

NOSE - Initially sweet and malty, mild citrus hop notes, fading quickly to reveal a strong base note of Jean-Claude Van Damme. Hints of buttered toast, Kodiak snuff and air burps after a meal at Arby’s.

BODY - Paunchy, with skinny legs and more than a little hair. Mouthfeel reminescent of French-kissing a Teamster.

TASTE - Smooth, subtle, nuanced - wait, that’s my tongue. The beer isn’t giving me anything. Okay, there’s some malt, and something resembling hops, although not exactly hops; more like a photocopy of a picture of some hops. However, a dominant flavor is taking hold now, familiar, seductive. It’s the flavor of marketing. Aftertaste leaves me bitter, clinging to religion and guns.

CONCLUSION: This is a beer for those who would prefer to drink regular Budweiser but who have girlfriends. If you’re a Sam Adams Drinker, save your money and pour this into old Sam bottles. Keep in mind that Anheuser-Busch is now owned by a bunch of Belgians who have flooded the world market with their inexplicably popular version of carbonated urine, Stella Artois. Ultimately, those seeking gusto will be more satisfied with Schlitz."

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sebletitje (7134) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2008
Pours amber. Aroma caramel Taste is malty, caramel, some hop finish crisp. Nothing special, and still nothing I would buy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Ruby-amber color with a light tan head. A mostly noble hop aroma. Malty flavor with spice and grass that turns slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Some creaminess. Malt lingers with a light fruitiness and spice.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
phaleslu (7119) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 12 oz. bottle. Part of A-B’s attempt to swipe at the growing market share of microbrews. Brown amber pour with medium white head. Far smoother than most anything else from A-B, without the carbonation of their other beers. Notes of caramel, nuts, hops. A little syrupy, and definitely sweeter than expected. Not bad, but nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
douglas88 (6704) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle from Smiths. Pours a light amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is pretty light; some floral hops and light malts. The taste was also quite light, but decent; some caramel malts, light hops in the body, and a larger hop contingent in the finish. Very clean and decent. A drinkable brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6580) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Got this as a pre-release sample from a distributor/salesman. Pours copper with a large lingering head. The aroma is corny like a Bud beer but hoppy like a pale ale; makes me wonder if there are adjuncts. The flavor is a bit malty sweet with a dry hop sensation that is noticeable yet subtle and leaves the tongue literally feeling dry. It’s almost like a Budweiser Pale Ale or something.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Deep amber look with initial decent looking head – reduced to creamy ring. Good contrast.
Nose: Gentle hop accent, clean made amber malt. 6-
Flavor/Palate : medium bodied with lighter follow up. Slight bitter feel with semi decent approach. Step in right direction from A-B.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Really didnt think this was all that bad. Have been staring at the free sample bottle on my desk for months with little to no interest in indulging. Basic amber pour. Nicely done for BUD. Caramel malts with decent hop bitterness. Nothing i would really ever order but i would drink again if it was between this other AB products

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6568) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. The aroma has caramel candy and light hops. The flavor is malty sweet with caramel and a touch of hops. surprisingly tolerable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6519) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, resin), with a note of bubble gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. There’s not much to it, but there’s certainly nothing particularly wrong about it either. The gummy ester is a little odd (almost as if they were shooting for something like Kwak or De Koninck...or perhaps just missed their intended mark), though not really unpleasant. Rather bland and thin in the mouth, but again not unpleasant or dirty. A good effort in this vein, as with Ascent 54, the Green Valley stuff, etc.


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