PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wine Exchange, Sonoma, Ca - 11 oz bottle. Cloudy, medium golden pour with no head whatsoever. Pick up a bit of a peppery aroma. Flavor has some sweet honey accents in the front end wih some buttery notes in the back end. All in all, crisp lager taste, reminds me of a Czech strong lager. Decently thick mouthfeel for a lager.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw golding with good head and some lacing. Slight malt aroma. Light in body and pretty drinkable.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a solid base-lager that’s great after you’ve already drank a half-dozon pints of your favorite everyday beer @$3.50/pint, and just want to keep drinking. This actually has a bit of alcohol in it, a hint of malty sweetness, and some noble hop flavor and bittering to keep it real.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What makes this pre-prohibition style? as the beer-tasting leader guy claims? I couldn’t tell ya. The guy next to me claims its like a biting Coors, which I must agree with. Just better. Also reminiscent of Kona lager, but lighter and more enjoyable.
Ernest (6017) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2011 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers), with a light note of DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
There’s not much to it, and it’s a little too sweet, but overall it’s a serviceable quaffer.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The stubby with the novelty cap takes me back to the first time I got drunk, on Lucky Lager. Pours clear gold with a thin creamy white head. Clean light caramel and mild hop aroma. Nice body punched up by a slight gassiness. Very clean flavor balancing light malt, some caramel, and moderate floral and spicy hops. Really quite good, particularly for the style, which I would qualify as (American) Premium Lager. This time I won’t puke.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
You can’t knock the stubbies! Pours with a short lived billowing white head. Body is clear yellow, light bubbles. Aroma is corn, maybe a few hops. Light grassy palate with some corny maltiness, but not overly offensive like BMC. Finish has a soft floral hoppiness. I suspect Full Sail will make bank off this beer, as it is very approachable to the passive beer drinker and the NW has been missing the stubby love since Olympia stopped bottling in them a few years ago. Stubbies rule!!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 For nine dollars a twelve pack its not a bad deal. Pours light amber with a fast falling white head. Lightly malty and lightly hoppy, well i guess everything is very mild in flavor, but i kinda guessed that before i tried it. Kinda tastes a bit flat, but thats how i think most macros taste. Not as funky as most macros, and a good all around tailgating brew.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
According to liquidsolutions.com, this is a homage to the pre-Prohibition days of American brewing, before the Big 3 bastardized the scene. Not bad, but one can definitely tell that the macros picked up where this style left off. Pours a rich gold with minimal head. Aroma is faint hops and straw. Flavor is diluited hops with a bit of banana in the finish. Palate is watery. Not bad; in fact, it’s quite respectable in that it lives up to its claim of being a "session beer." If it’s not too expensive in your neck of the woods, pick one up.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer evacuates the 11-ounce stubby brown bottle a limpid gold with a modest bright white head that fades quickly, leaving a velum like coating of lace upon the glass. Nose is the standard lager malt, crisp and clean, the start is sweet and the grain profile light to medium with the top light in feel. Finish is stern in its acidity, the hops apropos to the style, a decent drinking beer, that I think would make a nice “Session beer”, quite dry and thirst quenching.