Frank (2887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pretty decent non-alcoholic beer. It is a clear light amber color w/ a small head of fine bubbles. It is malt forward and maybe a little bit worty and unfinished but still quite tasty and drinkable. It is a bit sweet and more or less smells and tastes like GrapeNuts cereal so just like fresh malt. It is medium bodied and not too heavy w/ moderately vigorous carbonation. It finishes w/ a lingering nutty sweetness. This is not fooling anyone; it very definitely tastes like a non-alcoholic beer but it is rather tasty regardless.
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle, clear orange with no head, aroma brought cardboard, sour garbage, salt, hints of grainy malt, corn, very husky. Taste is a mix of corn, husks, lots of cardboard, garbage, acidic malt, finishing tart.
adnielsen (9122) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ Greg’s dump. Pours a golden orange appearance with an off white head. Moldy, corny, grain aroma with a bit of metal. Light body. Fairly metallic. Light caramel. Kind of gross.
rondphoto (2044) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma is appealing malt. Clear brown with a 2" head that drops to a cover, bits and pieces of lace. Seems pretty much like a brew. Taste betrays some of that, but I went in expecting much less. Begin with caramel malt, move it through the palate to a lightly carbonated finish. I can actually drink this (Miller/Bud low abvs I cannot). Not much, but if I’m the designated driver with cops all around, I could do worse.
Spab (2413) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle from premiumnearbeer.com. Pours a clear amber colour with moderate-sized off-white head - nice looking for a low alcohol beer. Aroma is lightly skunky grains, grass and a whiff of sweet caramel. Flavour is metallic, skunky grains, vaguely caramelly sweetness and some modest grassiness. A cut above some low ABV offerings, but still pretty underwhelming.
Drake (8601) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark amber color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tea, caramel, mild skunk. The taste is sweet grainy malts, sticky caramel, grassy hops, mild skunk. Low carbonation, thin bodied. Not bad, actually.
Onslow (1171) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Amber brew with off white head that soon fades. Aroma of light grain, something oddly metallic or mineralish, but not offensive. Taste is slight caramel at the start, some hints of molasses, an off bittering int he finish, reminds me of the bitter part of molasses. Not a favorite.
BiereLuc (904) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bière cuivrée, limpide, peu effervescente et peu mousseuse. Le nez est mielleux sur un fond de foin mouillé. Au goût, c’est très céréalier, sans corps ni tête... avec toujours ce miel qui surgit d’on ne sait trop où. Ce n’est pas foncièrement mauvais, mais... ah pis oui, c’est foncièrement mauvais!
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber pour with a light beige head. Aroma is a little skunked, light caramal malt. Taste is a little sweet, ok flavor, little watery. Light sweet malt aftertaste. I have had worse beers that were not n.a.. So-so lacing.
JStax (3011) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to randomgarbage. Pours a translucent copper with a soapy white head of foam. The aroma is pilsenery and grainy with a bit of skunk floating in there, thanks to the green bottle, I’m sure. Taste is fairly neutral, but there is a slight metalic note that’s a little distracting. Very light on the palate. Not the most enjoyable beer, but I’ve had much worse.