Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium orange with a short, tight-bubbled off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet honey and corn with light, artificially-sweetened fruity accents.. very adjuncty. The flavor found similar stuff.. honey, corn, and pale malts at the core with tart fruit skins and light, odd sourness around.. finished tangy with more skins and red rice. Light-bodied and a bit sharp on the palate.. tacky at times.. not an enjoyable drink.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
6/5/12. 12oz bottle. Clear copper pour with a decent khaki head that laces in random chunks. Light aroma of grains, caramel, and a touch of apple and metal. Plain flavor of grains and caramel with a bit of apple and metal again, with a bit of biscuit/cracker. EH.
douglas88 (5469) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Chicken Chucks. Listed as being made in Latrobe. A clean crisp pale ale ish beer with smooth biscuit and caramel, light floral hops, quite easy and clean.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a nice white head - interesting appearance for a pale lager. Nose and taste are burnt grain and cardboard. More character than BMC, but that’s about it.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Four Firkins in St Louis Park, MN. Pours a clear amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that quickly dissipates to a film top and white ring. Aroma of light caramel malt, a hint of floral hops and bread dough. taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of light caramel malt, some mild toffee and floral hops. Finish has a low bitterness, light caramel malt and lager yeast (bread dough) flavors. Finish is very quick, very little bitterness and then a soft bread aftertaste. An average amber lager overall.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Killearn - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Aroma has a light artificial fruit tinge to it, hint of metal. Flavor is quite bland, but not offensive. Some low grade caramel sweetness, some toasted notes, but not very prominent., finsihes with a nutty flourish. Decently thick mouthfeel. Much better than the Light. Looking forward to the Founding Fathers Premium I saw advertised on their website!
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery orange, which is kind of surprising. I suppose I was expecting something yellow. Smells like caramel with a hint of cinnamon. Flavor is caramel, cinnamon, with some grassy hops in the finish. Better than I expected.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
No real aroma. A decent orange color. A very boring beer. A little tiny crispness to it, but mostly this is flavored water.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a nearly clear, amber-tan body with a tallish, but short-lived, off-white head.
Smell: Some caramel and toasty barley hints are a distant second to the discordant notes of metal, half-rotted corn, and---this smells like a malt liquor!
Taste: Faint caramel over malted barley grains, moderately sweet, but right from the get-go there’s this icky quality. Vegetal, kinda tangy, and with notes of corn and metal shavings. Some bitterness. Good grief, this is awful. On the label, even George Washington is left scratching his chin, wondering how they managed to f this one up so badly.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Had low hopes for this. Then, pouring it it looked perhaps passable. Then, after one foul sniff, the crapiness was quickly confirmed. Drain pour.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
A standard yellow lager with some malt and minimal flavor. Not much going on. The palate is actually not bad, and it is drinkable enough. The rep said they donate 1/2 of their profits to military families, so I like that.