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RATINGS: 809   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.


ClarkVV's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Promo bottle from Sunset Grill Winter 2008. Yawn. Not horrid, just a little stale tasting, with some acetyldehyde and, gasp, actual hoppiness. Candy sweetness from underfermented malts. The hops are on par with something you’d find in a brewpub golden ale. Noticeable, but imparting nearly no bitterness. Who is the target demographic for this? Certainly not craft brew drinkers and certainly not hardened bud/bud lite drinkers. Next.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eRock_2013 (199) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
I remember I found a few bottles of this a few years ago, disappointed to learn this was discontinued because I remember it tasting like it had some potential. Struck me as a Yuengling knock-off, with amber color and caramel malt aroma and taste. Mostly remember a comfortable toasty malt profile, don't recall any impact of being allegedly dry-hopped with cascade hops. Smooth medium body. Some refreshing bitterness in the finish. I think they did better with the black crown lager anyway.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlfredReece92 (18) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
smelled better than it tasted... I really liked the color, looked to me what beer does in my head when I think of it... the taste however was a little bitter, not sure if It was just because it was old though I don’t think it was very old when I had it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
The body had a beautiful reddish, medium amber color with a small just off white colored head. The clarity is good and head fades down quickly to a very thin covering that barely hangs on. The aroma had a pleasant but mild citrus and piney hop character. The flavor has a modest malt flavor with lightly toasted grain and light caramel notes. The balance leans in favor of the hops which bring mild pine and citrus notes to the mix. Hop bitterness is very mild and finishes clean. Its texture is smooth with average carbonation and it has a light to medium body, making it refreshing and highly drinkable. Overall I would say that this is about what I had expected from Budweiser although I would have liked a little more solid malt character and body.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draught. This has a hint of malt and a bit more body than I expected. Boring but passable.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DedicatedToFun (2123) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
A truly American beer, cold and refreshing with a great name and that’s about all it is

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. Certainly better than a standard Budweiser. There’s actually some flavor - light malt and a touch of hops, but still quite boring.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
SewerJosh (1) - Crosby, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
Good moderate beer for a reasonable price. Average ale taste but no real thick head or aroma, on average, a decent beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boomersmancave1 (17) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
If your new to beer, this is what I call OK at best. It has a decent hoppy finish, but other than that is just that, OK. It’s a make do at a cookout, or a bar that mostly serves pabst, and natural light.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ret12 (450) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Well this is at least a little bit better than budweiser. Not to much malt profile and a mild hop finish.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ed5388 (1970) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Tastes like a maltier version of the original Budweiser. In other words tastes like garbage water with extra malt!


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