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Brewed at former G. Heileman flagship plant.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2879) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2009 Canned. I want to say something nice about the folks at City Brewery, who worked hard to keep the yeast active at the brewery after Pabst/Stroh’s bought out the Old Style name and closed them down. In fact, this is a pretty decent American lager. Pouring from the can gives a nice fluffy head that remains for most of the drink. The usual straw color is no surprise. Can’t find anything wrong with the taste, which is okay considering its Wisconsin-cheap price. Definitely recommend this as your basic lawnmower beer.
I took this to my brewclub meeting with the current Old Style to see how they stacked up against each other. Even in tiny sample glasses, sitting warming on a picnic table, we had no difficulty picking out this as the better beer (though truthfully, not much better).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Fresh out of the collector series can decorated with a large Walleye swimming in his natural habitat. Bought in the city it was brewed for $9 a case. Quite light, even for a Lager, with a nice yellow-amber color, strong head and a very subtle sweet hoppy character. While quite drinkable, I like to keep this around for guests that lack a discriminating palate and that sacreligiously abandon 3/4 full beers only to be found post-party when they are beyond recessitaion. No beer should be deprived of kidney refinement. Does destiny mean nothing to these people?

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Good color, nice apperance acceptable aroma. Now for the important part: taste is not very complex but refreshing and inoffensive. Slightly watery, but fruity and not full of adjuncts. Actually has a rather classic beer taste. Certainly a big step up from BMC, and at 5.99/15 pk., well worth the money. If you can get this stuff, and you are on a budget, i HIGHLY reccomend it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
butrain (14) - USA - MAR 10, 2003
Like many aforementioned reviews, I was drawn to by the price. I expected shitty beer, but didn't get it. Nice honey color, initial head that dissipates quickly, goes down smooth. Best combo of price/flavor out there.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Moderately respectable coming from lacrosse, I figured it to be an old style product, but I came to realize that it was from the very nice city brewery. A lager, not great, but not shit.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dougd99 (11) - USA - NOV 23, 2002
Well, i think mine had a shelf life problem by the time it made its way down here to IL. But, for the price this is a great deal. I’ll bet its tastes great fresh off the tap up in LaCrosse. If i see it in bottles i will buy it again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2002
Basically, see hey_kevin’s review. This was WAY better than I expected it to be for $4 a six-pack (NE beerophiles, can you imagine anything ’micro’ going for so cheap? I love Wisconsin). Tastes relatively fresh, clean, reasonable body; what else do you want in a cheap lager? Will vie with Sleeman for my favorite of the type.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2002
What, I can’t believe myself on how much this is just like Old style butr much more easier to drink. Cheap too!!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2002
I almost feel guilty rating this as high as I am. Great swill. I need a cheap beer to fill in the cracks between drinking good beer. For the last couple months this has been it. $2.99 a six pack. It has brief hop flavor and a slightly ricey malt flavor but it goes easy yet maintains enough character to 1) not be overly adjucty and 2) maintain its enjoyability--enough so that it will maintain a place in my refrigerator for the at least the next 6 months.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperDrunk (3) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2002 does not count
For the sheer drinkablity and price of this glorious beer, you can’t pass on it, two thumbs UP!!!!!!


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