stevoj (1351) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark gold with short lasting foamy head. Decent malty flavor, a little richer than their normal lager. Slight lingering aftertaste stays on the tongue. Very pleased with this brew.
Minderbinder (1317) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can 25.4 oz.
Pours clear brown with high creamy white head. Aroma is of grain, malt. Taste is of grain, malt, caramel. Overall: Not very good. Ligth body. Caramel colorant is listed into ingredients. Jeez.
luttonm (1763) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The big can, from a Queens bodega. Darker yellow pour, metallic grain and some hops. hugely macro but it is at least an ale with some character. Grassy bittering finish, metallic funk. eh
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark, coppery amber with a fluffy, thick tan head.
Scent is caramel, bready.
Taste is slightly bitter and metallic....malty...caramel and grain.
A little weak, but superior in every way to regular Foster’s...
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Transparent pale copper. Thin fading white head. Slightly metallic biscuity aroma with a touch of pale grains and toffee. Flavor was bland and the same; some metallic biscuit, and a touch of earthy pale grains and a whiff of toffee.
CJfromPhilly (138) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz "oil can". Pours a really nice copper color along the lines of a microbrewed pale ale. I was going to rate this higher in appearance until I saw the words "caramel color added" on the side of the can. Kinda like cheating IMHO. I’m not getting much of an aroma at all on this brew, but there is some rather lively carbonation. First sip brings a sharp metallic bitterness, almost Saaz hops like, with a mild malty backbone, and a strong bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is decent, not heavy or watery. Overall, for a mass produced beer, this is well...decent. Not up to the standards of SNPA or Dale’s Pale Ale, but I could see myself being quite content being at a cookout & washing down some grilled food with these.
crorcutt (2) - - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent taste, a little flat. Looks good with an amber and is fairly smooth to drink.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pottygok (408) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Hints of basement aromas and bready malts, but faint.
Appearance: Dark gold, light caramel color with a rocky white head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Medium sweetness throughout. Not cloying, but not balanced, either.
Palate: Thin body, watery texture, flat carbonation, minimal finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s drinkable, but not really worth it.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a caramel color. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is bitter, some hops, not very flavorful. Overall a mediocre beer.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Originally reviewed: 7/25/09. Saw a can of this at the grocery store for a little over $2, so I thought, why not? Pours a crystal clear dark amber/orange with a huge billowy white head on top. Retention is alright, but there is little lacing. Smells like a cheap American lager. Some slight grains, sweet malts, and a slight mineral twang. Smells weak.
The mouth is thin and watery. Hints of caramel, but very subtle. Finishes bitter and drying. Not a whole lot in the flavor department. Pretty average beer that I will most likely never get again.