lushleague (5) - Berwyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I first tried LaCrosse to harken back to the "pre-buyout" taste of Old Style. Whether that tale is true or not, I gotta say I was impressed at the amount of flavor Lacrosse has for its price. This is an "everyday" kinda beer ... nothing magical - just solid.
BrewTownBill (9) - USA - FEB 8, 2007 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
suprisingly not that bad. I paid 10 bucks for a 30 pack (hey if you’re gonna try it, go all out) and actually enjoyed it... to an extent. beats miller...
hopdog (9997) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle acquire as part of the Mystery Beer Swap v2 from DocLock (thanks!). Poured a lighter and see through straw color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grain, some straw/grass, and a touch of honey. Tastes of grain and lightly honey sweet. Thin and watery body.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice swill beer OS in a digfferent bottle i guess drink alot of this CHEAP as hell and better than SABS crap try one
DocLock (8602) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Pat’s. Medium gold pour with minimal, frothy white head. Aroma is pale grainy malt, some honey, hops, and fruit. Light to medium palate with more flavor breadth than many lagers, giving notes of initial pale grainy malt and honey, with subdued apricotty fruit and hops at mid-palate. Not bad.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 21, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light gold color, with a thin, white head. The head disappeared very quickly, and most of the nice, hoppy aroma went with it. Yes, this one actually had a pretty inviting aroma, but it faded very fast. The remaining aroma is a faint malt and hops mix. Flavor is mostly of sweet malts, but there are some hops lingering in the distant background. Malty/grain-based aftertaste. Quite a smooth beer, and it seems to have a tiny bit more body than others of this style. If you like inexpensive, somewhat malty pale lagers, then you just might enjoy this beer.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Another joke offering from Landseer, a usual purveyor of such top notch treats as Westy 12 and Utopia. Pours a very pale yellow urine speciman color. Small frothy white head. Faint malt aroma. Weak and watery dishwater. Flavor . . . well, wasn’t much there to note. A good drink if you are dehydrating and can’t get to water.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can brought to a tasting by Landseer as the swill beer of the night. I am told this is like $13 a 30 pak? Pours a pale straw golden with a fluffy white head. Pale malty and lemon aroma. Very sweet malty flavor, very low hopping rate. I agree with other comments below, has a lot of 70’s pale lager traits. Much better that the macro swill of today
vyvvy (4737) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours yellow and very clearn, lots of carbonation with a frothy white head. Odd aroma - creamy banana? Medium / light body with lots of carbonation hitting the mouth. Smooth mouthfeel with sweet malt that is joined with light spiciness on the finish. Weird funk going on this thing throughout. Not great by any stretch, but better than most in the style.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at George’s Buffet in Iowa City, IA. Clear golden color with bubbly white head. Dilute cereal grain aroma with a sprucy, metallic note that presumably comes from the hops. Flavor follows the aroma with the addition of light corn and a pleasant hint of malty caramel at the end if you breath out through your nose. This beer was overcarbonated in my opinion.