SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Brown color with a small head. Light malt aroma. Kida tastes like pre-hopped amber wort concentrate, but with less bitterness. A weird combo of unfermented malt flavors, tea and soda, with a light bitterness. Weird call to make on this one. It certainly doesn’t have any offensive flavors, but no one is going to mistake this for a real beer. I would never buy it as i really don’t see the point, but it was in the cooler at a friend’s party and i just couldn’t resist the temptation to see if it could hold its own. Better flavor than most macro pales at least.
pepsican (1496) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour (surprise!) with a medium sized dirty white head. Grainy aroma. Flavor is cheerio style grain, a bit of floral something, cant quite pin that down or wrap my head around exactly what I am tasting. Some grass and water rounds it out. Finishes very watery. I can actually see why people would drink this as a decent alternative.
obguthr (4427) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly feety, cedar, and lemon nose. Dingy amber, thin to medium vanishing head. Pine needle and grain flavor. Body less, but flavorful, and balanced. Clover finish. It’s a bit more expensive, but this is way better than other near beers.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours light golden amber with a 1/4 inch head. Aroma of straw, hay, sugar, and corn. Tastes like a whole mess of corn sugar. Damn I think they put so much sugar in there to try to make up for the lack of alcohol. Overall pissed in cornflakes is the dominant flavor. A little fizzy mouthfeel. Nasty finish.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished, very little lacing, transparent, carbonation observed, and a gold hue.The nose was lightly malty, lightly hoppy and hint of herbal, floral.Ditto for the flavor with a hint of corn. Slightly tingly mouthfeel and medium in body.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 17, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent typically carbonated golden brown colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was straw like grassy and slightly skunky. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor was soda water like and very poor. A horrible one that I would not buy again.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(I see a lot of low ratings numbers for near-beer. I know its not a good as a beer. I don’t rate wine to beer or tea to coffee either. This is its own entity so these numbers will not reflect my pattern of taste in alcohol beer.)
Crystal clear amber pour with a delicate small foamy head. Light hop aroma. Nice malt flavor comes across with the carbonation. Medium body that finishes with the slightest hop bitterness.
patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle - Pours clear light amber with a thin white head. It has a rather odd aroma of toasted malt and... licorice? Not sure. Whatever it is, it smells kind of off. The flavor is light and malty and this thin bodied beer is bubbly on the palate. There’s a little hops in there. Overall, it’s just not good. Maybe some day someone will make a decent low alcohol beer, but I haven’t had it yet.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear amber, thin off white head, light sweet malt aroma with a touch of floral hops, light dry malt flavor with a nice long bitter finish, touch of carmel character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
SudsMcDuff (6670) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a rather big head, dies down at a reasonable rate.. Leaves alot of lacing.. Smells the part, smells similar to shiner bock but fuller and maybe abit more copperlike... Nice biting crispness, very tasty beverage, and not just because its a N/A ... I fooled a couple of people with this, but it sucks once it warms up..