rangerred (988) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
An aggressive pour yields a rock three finger head over a clear amber body. Suprisingly good head retention with a decent amount of lacing.
Aroma has a very metallic note that I don’t enjoy at all. A little bit of light toast and caramel is in the background along with some spicy hops. It is all overshadowed, however, by metal.
The flavor is a little bit better with a decent amount of caramel and some hints of light toast. There is an overall sweetness about this beer that almost gives off hints of molasses. Mild bitterness with a little bit of wet grass towards the finish. Mouthfeel is sticky and too sweet for the style limiting drinkability.
Overall, this seems like less of a Classic American Pilsner and more of a poorly made amber lager. If the sweetness were dialed back a bit and the metallic aroma taken care of this could be a decent beer. If I want an older style American beer, I’ll take a Schlitz Gusto.
darthmoore (14) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 19 is a lovely shade of gold, ultra clear and mildly fizzy. Nice creamy white head that dissipates after about a minute. No lacing. It smells of perfume, pears and spicy bread. The taste is a mild bitterness in the front that becomes a bit sweet and then finishes long and dry. Picking up some caramel apple notes. Feels light bodied and refreshing. Definitely a step up from the typical BMC fare. A decent American interpretation of a pilsener style beer. Not earth shattering but a good, solid session beer. I will definitely have another.
Pershing (485) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold with lots of visual carbonation. Lasting off white head with a little lacing. The aroma is of light malt. Medium body with lots of tang from the carbonation. Finishes clean and a little dry. Not bad at all.
dukeandduke (97) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/28 Bottle - Decent malt smell, OK but not a very strong taste or feel, and very light to drink. I prefer stronger beers and tastes, but this was a decent beer for what it is.
kidobutai (464) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Small head that lasted awhile. No lacing. Slight malt aroma. Flavorful taste, better than a cheap American lager, but not remarkable.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Wegman’s. Straw pour with nose of hopcitrus, pale malt. Not much flavor, some pale malt, hopcitrus. Forgettable.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted on 1/17/15 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased in a mixed six pack from the grocery store. Pours clear pale golden with a thick white head that quickly recedes to an average collar of lace. This is pretty typical macro pale lager with sweet corny cereal malt, and just a touch of grassy hops. The flavor is a bit more expressive than the typical pale lager, showing corny malt with a touch of caramel depth, and just a light hint of grassy hops. The body is light with fizzy carbonation and a short, lightly grassy finish.
rondphoto (2549) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber with a foamy white head, and swirls of lace. Taste is light caramel malt with a light shot of hops in the finish. Not much happens, but the flavor trumps pretty much everything else Coors produces. It’s drinkable. Enough said.
Strangebrewer (946) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Poured clear gold with bubbly white head. Aroma is grainy, a bit tart. Light body, carbonated mouthfeel with a sticky dry finish. Grainy flavour, cornish with a little bready malt, metallic note.
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Backlog rating on 11-18-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a small, creamy, smooth off-white head with a long retention, transparent golden body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is grainy malt and a suggestion of corn. The flavor is lightly sweet, hint of hops and malt. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer does not have a lot of character to it. The flavor is not bad, but it does not leave me wanting this beer again.
JK (4812) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Coors. Same amber color and thin lacing head. Light grain and hops. Well carbonated. It has some flavor. Ok.