dekester1 (319) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2010 Poured a pale yellow-gold color with a decent head that slowly faded to lace. Aroma was slightly sweet of malts and grains. Taste was similar with malts beginning with a slight sweetness. Corn and grains could be detected in the background with a light hop finish. Palate was decent. Overall, I was a bit surprised how nice a smooth this stuff was. The can said it was fully Krausened, which I would believe. Overall a nice surprise considering how cheap this stuff is.
RapeBeer (21) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2010
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
As you can see, I am a strong advocate of cheap pale lagers. They catch a lot of flak, but in reality, they are important beers. For most of us in America and Canada, a shitty pale lager was probably our first beer. They have fueled more parties and made more family reunions bearable than any other style of beer. La Crosse lager, how ever is one beer that cannot get my gutter-punk seal of approval. On a school training trip to La Crosse, WI, I thought it appropriate to sample the city’s own beer. At $8 a case (in La Crosse at least), it was an easy buy, but the drinking was another story. Even chilled down in a hotel sink filled with ice, my first sip of this runoff was a shock to my system. It was sickeningly sweet, like many of its bargain brother are, but with a repulsive after taste. Chugging (my weapon of choice against bad beers) was useless against this vile brew. After nearly ten minutes, I finished my last sip. Later that day, we passed by the City Brewery (which is guilty of brewing this junk), which claims to have "The World’s Biggest 6-Pack" (six large brewery silos dressed up to look like La Crosse tallboys). Already drunk off of delicious Pearl Street Brewery beers, I had my buddy pull over for pictures of the "6-Pack". I didn’t have a camera. I just wanted to piss on homeland of this vile beer. Avoid at all costs unless economic conditions leave you no choice.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as bad as I was led to believe. Just another pale lager. Corn aroma and taste. A little malty.
pkbites (693) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Standard macro looking pour (piss yellow with white head). Head dies after a few minutes, but does leave some lacing on the glass. Grassy nose with some metallic scents. This is allegedly brewed under the same recipe as Heileman’s Old Style (kraeusened, etc.) but it doesn’t taste exactly the same. This has a metallic flavor and more hoppyness in the finish/aftertaste than Heileman’s Old Style. Other than that it has some sweetness to it with lemon grass notes. I’m going to rate this slightly below Heileman’s Old Style (the kraeusened version) though for a cheap beer (paid 12.49 for a 30 pack @ Woodmans on 005/05/10) this isn’t too shabby. I would rate this a full 1.5 points higher (3.7 out of 5) if it weren’t for the metallic taste/nose. The lower carbonation makes it a good slamming brew, and ice cold it is refreshing. A good mowing beer I guess. (don’t forget to pour some on the lawn. I’ve read that the malt & hops are actually good for the grass!).
drdisque (530) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a flavor. hint of hops tempered by cheap malt. mildly murky finish. not overly carbonated like so many others. decent
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear lemon yellow with quite a bit of white head that quickly dissipates to a light coating and light lacing. Aroma is a mix of bread and hay with grassy notes. Flavor is rather floral with bread and nut flavors. Body is very light with a lot of carbonation.
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good cheap beer. Golden color with kind of a unique aftertaste. Still not as good as blatz
keepersj12 (2723) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Funny how circumstances can affect your view. I had this ice cold from a friends cooler after reffing a soccer game on a hot night. At the time it was very tasty. Not much aroma but a honey sweet taste that went down easy.
JorisPPattyn (7983) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Corn-yellow/gold beer; somewhat fluffy off-white head, not very stable. Metallic-grassy nose, even a bit like sewage water - otherwise said, pretty unappetizing. Unpleasant, slightly lemony-sour and very metallic taste, plus a flavour as from decaying grass. light, watery, fizzy, but the aggressive flavour keeps coming. Ugh! Txs to DavidA - I guess ;^}
Haagnbus922 (7) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2009 does not count
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
All, I have to say is it comes in a 30 pack for $9 and I can drink all 30 without a buzz! It is my water of choice!