Jow (2707) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at home. This is when getting g the 10 of every style is a bit of a chore. Pours ugly light copper with white foamy head. Nose is corn and metal. Tastes of caramel, light cherry juice, grains, metallic. Bitter and fairly non offensive.
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours clear dark golden, amber i guess, with a nice off-white cap, showing some retention and lacing. grassy oxidized hops, lightly toasted malts, wort moreover, maple syrup and caramel, soft bitter herbs, chalk. light carbonation, light body - oily, sweetish and chalky-grassy finish. like i wrote for the classic premium, minus the oxidition, this is really not that bad.
rougeau13 (2192) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale clear amberish. Caramel and corn flake aroma. Tastes like carbonated grain. Light of course.
DrSilverworm (8558) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle, thanks to chudwick... Best by on the back reads 08.2014. Looking forward to this one more than the typical Macro NAs I’ve been trying lately, as it calls itself an amber lager... Hopefully that means there will be flavor somewhere in this thing. Clear amber color, with an impressive thin white head. Couple bits of lace. Quite a bit of burnt popcorn flavor in this unfortunately... A flavor I’ve come to fear from stale NAs. Toasty malt over top of that. Light body. Kind of a smoother, sort of crisp light to moderate carbonation, just mildly rough, not too bad... Significantly better than average for this style. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, and a light bite. Chalky finish. Overall, this isn’t so bad, if not for the burnt popcorn taste... And that dominates... And that could be a result of being past it’s best-by, and being stored in poor conditions at whatever store this was in. The green glass can’t help either. It’s a factor that’s impossible to ignore though and that’s what contributes largely to my low score. Only got halfway through... Gets worse as I go
Zymurgeist2 (1285) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale amber and clear with a white head that faded quickly. Grass, hay and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is watered down malt and slight corn. Very thin mouthfeel with faint bittering on the end. A little urine like in aroma as it warmed.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear Amber Color, Medium Head Does Not Last, Light Lacing. Sweet Skunky Aroma. Malty, Sweet, Skunky, with Bitter Finish. Medium Body. Not as Watery as other NAs. Drinkable. Once You Get past Initial Skunkiness, It is. Decent Enough For What It Is.
robertjm (794) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Big frothy head. Crystal body almost rose-like. Nice aroma. Not really hoppy. But, it’s definitely not the syrupy malty flavor some alcohol-free brews have. Bitter flavor. Watery body. Bit of an odd flavor lingers on the palate. Not bad. However, I won’t necessarily be buying it again.
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A 12oz bottle best by two months ago. Nose is caramel, bread and hay/grass. Sip reinforces nose. Slight bitterness with less sweetness. Fairly good for the style. I’d have this again.
Frank (3343) - 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 (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.