after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. thanks, suzygreenberg! pours crystal clear pale gold. very light white head. sweet grassy nose. light watery body. a little bit of grass and perfumey flavors on the mid. very subdued.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
79 cent single can. Can’t beat that! Pours a light clear yellow. A bone white fizzy head is produced though it doesn’t stick around long. It never completely goes away though so that’s good. Aroma is surprisingly pleasant clean pilsner malt. Malty with no astringency. Hops are nowhere to be found. Really not bad though. Flavor is super clean, almost nothingness. Ridiculously easy to drink. Really no flavor to speak of, though in a different way than a BMC product as this has absolutely nothing negative about it either. Let’s be honest here, this isn’t really good, but for its style and 79 cents a can I am not upset.
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can pours to a crystal clear light amber with a quickly dissipating, fluffy white head. Nose is...dish soap? I drank a beer out of this glass a few minutes ago and didn’t smell that. We’ll call it 6-row soap malt. No hop presence in the nose. It actually has a flavor! I was expecting a another PBR. It is very malty sweet with just enough hops to make it work. This would be a decent stepping stone for BMC drinkers to try something new without scaring them away. It isn’t spectacular by any means, but when the bar is set so low for blue cans, something with more than yellow fizz can be downright shocking. Can’t beat the price, either. 12 cans at $6 ain’t too shabby.
Tmoney99 (10717) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from shigadeyo.
Poured clear pale color with a medium frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet grainy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met with an above average return.
Felsenbrau (19) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2009
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz can. Pours light golden yellow with quickly-dissipating head and very little lacing. Almost no aroma. Taste of sour grass, some fruit, peaches?, possibly some hints of almonds. Easy to drink, but not very interesting. Would not buy again.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wow!!! another new swill. This doesnt really taste good, too much rotten corn flavor in it. The guy that sold it to me said that it was a staple back in the day in cincinatti. Too much corn though, they need to find a way to tone that down.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours translucent golden color with a quick dissipating white head. Very faint aroma, but it isn’t bad. Sweet flavor, corn, malt, grain and a hint of sour. It is certainly a step above the regular macro crowd, but I do think it is a little overrated by the Cincinnati faithful.
phaleslu (6555) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2009 Burger is back, and got some decent press in Cincinnati during its 2009 re-release. I’m surprised to see this fairly highly rated, but then again its peers are mostly pretty weak. It’s not bad but offers little more than a macro lager. Clear gold pour, average white head. Weak aroma. Corn, light grain and malt. Moderate carbonation. I imagine I’ll start seeing can specials of this at bars around Cincinnati, which would be worth trying instead of overpriced macros.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can sample at Muckfest 2009 Day 2. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Malty aroma with lager yeast a bit of hop. Flavor about the same.
wxman (1437) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 pack cans for $5.99. Pours pale gold with a decent white head. Boiled corn and weak hop aroma. Corny, grainy, sweet pale malt taste - - some mild hop bitterness. Balanced, refreshing. Used to drink this in SW Ohio nearly 40 years ago. Don’t remember how it tasted then, so can’t compare/contrast.