themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly hops on the nose, with a light soda-esque hint.
Pours a lovely reddish color, looks a right proper beer with a nice off white head.
The hops is up front, fading away into bready and malt notes after.
Not enormously complex, but pleasant to drink and available easily and cheaply.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of caramel malt and hops. Taste is also nicely balanced between malt and hops. AB actually did pretty good on this one. It even really does have a slightly bitter finish. Should be rated higher, even though it is from AB and they suck, you can’t hate the beer.
Bradrcr (808) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/27/08 From 12oz bottle. Aroma is a fairly even blend of peppery hops and carmel malt, with an almost colalike background sweetness. Appearance is clear copper with a thick fluffy cream colored head. Flavor is much lighter, but still quite peppery. Malt is more even sweet/sour and develops better caramel as it warms up. Hops seem like an even PNW and noble blend with medium bittering. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight creaminess and medium carb bite. Overall, very easy drinking and different; this seems a lot less dry than a lot of amber ales.
gerzm22 (107) - , Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this amber ale it had a hop fininsh and a great aroma, plus it looks really cool in a pint glass
bvbellomo (3) - , Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2009 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this out of curiosity, and was very impressed for a mass-produced American. Extremely clean, clear, no flaws, good looking, targeted to mass-appeal - all the strengths of large American industrial brews, but with a good malt taste and tiny bit of "ale" yeast character. I am don’t get the "distinctive hoppy finish" but overall this is good beer. If this were at the same price as other Bud products, this would easily become my choice for drinking ’everyday’ or saving money. At just over $1 per bottle, it is just too closely priced to more distinctive choices to be something I fill my fridge with.
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty good ale especially for bud. Hoppy not to hoppy but good enough to satisfy the mouyh. Nice on the palate and very underreated if you ask me and if you look atbthe bud name. But a good overall brew and a satisfying beer.
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - OCT 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and draft. Pours lovely bright copper with thick, creamy, lasting head. Faintly fruity nose with citrus and cider notes. Light bitterness, fruity backdrop with some subtle citrus-hop presence. Full body, soft carbonation. Physically attractive, really drinkable and yes, it tastes pretty good. I don’t much care who makes the stuff. I’m a slut.
djd07 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poura s clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is a faint caramel and raisin malt. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a bready malt with a light carmel. Easy to drink with a nice dry finish, didnt taste the "hop finish" as advertised but glad to see AB finally coming around to the craft brews.
mribm (440) - Hurley, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious beer from start to finish! A great session beer, however it could have been a little hoppier for my taste. It reminded me a lot of Sam Adams Boston Lager only better! I hope in the future that they will produce something with more hops. This makes an excellent session beer for me and the price is reasonable ($5.49 a six pack).
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!