RobertDale (2595) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joeís. Pours a darker gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast and alcohol. Taste is grain, malt, alcohol, and yeast. Something strange here.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
A glass handed to me by my friends husband because he wanted to share a good beer with me. Honey and corn esthery sweetness. Betyter than a budweiser but not by far.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is kind of a funky sweet caramel - not great. Medium palate. Taste is caramel malt, with an odd metallic finish. Not good.
minjaben (4) - Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011 does not count
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not very good, but not terrible either.
Sweet, sweaty, sort of appley nose, and sort of a hazy lighter color.
Taste is also somewhat sweet and appley with not too much going on in the body. Nice moderately thick texture, but the finish is really overly strong and the alcohol sticks out like a sore thumb. Not well balanced at all. Slight piney hops on the initial finish, and a lingering sweetness that is not great but not bad either.
The alcohol-y finish directly after swallowing kills it for me though; would probably not buy again.
seymour (1254) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear, light golden color (not amber) with weak head which immediately deflated, no lace. Harsh aromas of corn and alcohol, bad yeast esters, very faint skunky hops. Flavor was just as bad: bland malt and cream-of-corn. Seems just like a crappy gas-station malt liquor. The first really awful beer Iíve had from Trader Joeís. Why do they offer this?
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It sure doesnít look like an amber, but not a bad looking beer otherwise. Hazy orange with a long lasting, thick white head that leaves a thick lace. Some grain, and very mild sourness. It does have a lot of alcohol for a beer that costs less than $1.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle... ugliest looking amber Iíve seen, clear medium straw light head... dead nose of light toffee and cotton candy, not bad boring... caramel skunk bomb, pass on this mess
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my brother Justin. Thanks! Clear, golden yellow appearance with a white head. Bland grainy, corn, pale barley malty, grassy hoppy nose. Somewhat bitter, corny, grainy, bland flavor. More like a cream ale or an American Pale Ale without hops. Pretty shitty.
TURDFERGUSON (3735) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle Iíve had in my fridge for ages. Thanks Troy. Pours a straw golden with a tiny ring of white lace. Smells of grainy wheat and fresh plastic. Flavor is similarly crappy.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is rather innocuous. The beer has a vague malty-yeasty character with a light spiciness. Finishes with a light alcohol note. An ok take on a strong ale, but nothing I feel like seeking out again. This one was brewed at Mendocino.