phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 oz. bottle from the refridgerator at work. Thatís what you get for leaving it in there for more than 2 weeks, real estate team. In its clear bottle, this beer could easily pass for something a bum picked up and urinated in- surprisingly little visible carbonation, and a flat clear yellow-gold color. A little bit of a white head that doesnít stick long. Skunky aroma, corny, nasty grain, a little malt- bleh. The flavor is less offensive than the smell, mostly because itís so watery. But the bad grain and corn taste is there along with cheap maltiness and lingering skunk. Light bodied, watery, with the mouthfeel of a lot of macro swill. This seriously offers nothing in looks, smell, or taste. Iíll give it one extra notch because it isnít as offensive as anything with "Milwaukeeís Best" on the can.
DrnkMcDermott (2911) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 oz clear glass bottle. Only 50Ę at Binnyís DG singles rack. Wow, less than a penny per calorie! Thatís the sign of a great beer! Pop the cap andÖ Skunk Bomb! Lot of bad smells from being so light struck! Folks, I am trying to be nice, but even while pouring itís armpit. Bubbly with color of a urine sample. Soda pop bubbles make for a thin, low powered head. This is in a Sam Adams glass, Iím giving it every chance I can. Unlike that homeopathic preparation called MGD 64, this actually shows a little body. Slight note of hops, a flavor that suggests it once went to kindergarten with some malts. There is a small ring of foam around the edge of whatís left in the bottle, so itís at least a step above Zima. But reason they put this under the Bud Select moniker is probably similar to why Coca-Cola called its diet soda Tab: donít want to taint the flagship Budweiser beer by association. I admit to liking a Bud on draft on a hot day, but this makes OíDoulís taste like Orval.
Headbanger (3541) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
12oz bottle 11/18/09 (Single @ Binnyís Naperville)-Pours a light clear golden with a small white head that dissipated into nothing. Aroma of skunk and nothing. Taste of carbonated water. This no bodied brew has no taste. If it is competing with MGD 64 at least that has some flavor.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2009
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Received sample 12-oz bottle of Budweiser Select 55 (Iíll call it BS-55 for short). Pours a clear golden straw colored brew with a fast dissolving white head that dissipates clean. BS-55 has an aroma of light corn cereal and a hint of corn husk. BS-55 taste is very light bodied, loaded with carbonation and has a flavor profile almost like drinking seltzer water with a little food coloring. Sorry AB-InBev, I could not finish BS-55 so I had to torture my InSinkErator once again. The only thing I can think of using this so-called colored soda water is, "A little song, a little dance, a little BS-55 down your pants."
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2009
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Thin and pale yellow, almost no activity or head. The aroma is corn-flakey. Surprisingly there actually is SOME flavor here -- primarily light cereal and sweet malt. Not so disgusting for a beer that was created for the distinct purpose of being vapid. (#3738, 11/15/2009)
JMerritt (1893) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours clear, medium gold with a small, bright white head that is diminishing down to a very thin, white ring. Mild skunk and sweet corn nose, mostly inoffensive. Metallic flavor with some mildly sweet grains. Bland, white bread finish is gone in literally a second. Watery palate with moderate-to-high carbonation. Overall, this is largely inoffensive in flavor and aroma, but severely lacking in flavor. Now, let me get on my soapbox: donít be a pansy and drink low calorie beer - drink something with flavor and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Thanks to Narnad for giving this to me (it saved me from having to waste my own money on it!)
heemer77 (5186) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2009
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Light gold colored body with lots of carbonation but the head faded quickly. The nose was initially a little skunked with some sweat sock and a little bit of rotting corn. The taste is like soda water with a little bit of salt and hints of corn flakes. Actually, this is easy to drink, but keep it ice cold.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz. bottle from a friend. Lord knows I would never buy any. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one finger thick white head that faded pretty quick. Very light lacing. Aroma is your typical grain and herbal hops, and a hint of skunk. Itís a little stronger than BL. Flavor is where this beer quickly takes a dive. Basically, thereís not much there. Light body. Overall, a pretty lame beer. A canít believe the people at A-B wasted their time developing this concoction. My new lowest rated beer. Thanks Graham!
bhensonb (12572) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks for the tick! Pours light gold with very little white head. Noble hop aroma. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. Quite grainy. Sort of clean. Thereís some grassiness, but not much bitter in the end. Better than a sugar coke.
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
absolute water.........cereal aroma. Pale golden color, water on the palate.....pound these all night and still not be griggy in the morning