ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, - JUL 25, 2005
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can: With your eyes closed you couldn’t tell this is beer. Flat, stale, skunky; more like coloured bad tasting mineral water.
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz can, thanks to chudwick. Clear orange color. White head fizzes loudly. Fades to a minimal amount quickly, fading to nothing eventually. Wet bread flavor, maybe some corn. Not nearly as much of the offensive burnt popcorn flavor I was getting from other NAs that I recently tried. Maybe the can format has something to do with that? Another win for cans... Other than that, the flavor is pretty minimal. Carbonated water, with a touch of beer flavor. I much prefer this to the other NAs though because it isn’t offending me, just very very plain. Stronger, kind of sharp forced carbonation impedes drinkability unfortunately. Light body. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter bite, touch of acidic. Overall, one of the better macro NAs I’ve had so far, but that’s not saying much.
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
"Pretty sure I had this plenty o times in my younger years. Gets the job done as a lawnmower beer, but that’s about it. Too thin and watery (and flavorless) to make any kind of mark."
Chudwick (2354) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz can into a tall kitchen glass - all of the .5 ratings must have been made by blind folks or more realistically by heavily biased posers. Nose is floral grain. Sip adds light caramel and hints of citrus. Light body as is expected. balanced taste but barely pronounced. Way better than the Old Milwaukee NA. Very clean overall though the nose is a little off-putting.
Bulk_Carrier (2529) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dull-ed light yellow color. Fast rising bubbly carbonation filled a head escaping out of my glass like there’s no tomorrow.
There was no lacing.
The smell, the smell, uh...what smell for the life of me, there’s nothing there.
The taste was a crisp smooth sweetness but that’s about it. If there’s corn, rice adjuncts, don’t ask me, I have never tasted these.
On the palate, this one sat exceptionally light and came across pretty sessionable. There’s a slight crisp sweet finish but no aftertaste.
Overall, I’m waiting-some day, someone will make that tasty N/A beer, until then, well there’s nothing more to say.
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
355ml can. Typical ale pour. Tastes better than busch which is weird, it is pretty much just sweet water. Not good though.
alexsdad06 (6610) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Rating because an in law has sworn off alcohol. Should be Busch NoWay as this is a complete waste of time. Pale yellow, watery, bland nothingness.
jrodooo5 (1153) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
The worst beer I’ve rated to date! Malty water is about the only way to describe this. Pours piss gold w/ no head or lacing. Maybe the slightest hint of malt in the aroma. Not really even refreshing - tastes like stale water. Blehhh
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yes, I am drinking a NA beer. Don’t be alarmed as this condition is only temporary, I promise. I’ve always been skeptical of NA beers, and had a Paulaner NA a while back that was absolutely disgusting. However, for those unable to enjoy a malty beverage with its full compliment of intoxicants, this beer will stand in adequately. True to their marketing, this beer comes with a very similar stature to the Busch Light label with overbearing corn notes, a metallic finish that ruins everything, but is barely enough to be called a beer. If you are on an extended alcohol exclusion plan where drinking a sub 0.5% beer is the alternative to water/tea/etc, I would say this beer is on par with your other options if you normally consider Busch Light as a capable backup beer. For that, I will give this beer a nod for allowing me to at least believe for a moment that I drinking a real beer when in fact I am drinking an impostor. Actually tastes better than some real beers out there.
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pour from a 12oz can. Yellow brew with white head. Aroma of malt and wet paper. Taste is inoffensive but just rather blah. There are better NA brews sitting right next to it on the shelf...
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 ounce can courtesy of my landlord. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grassy hops and sweet malts. The taste is sweet malts, faint cracker notes. Thin bodied.