beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11oz stubby bottle. Orange gold color. Large white foamy head with strong lacing. Aroma is grassy and grainy with a touch of sweetness. A medium bodied Premium lager. Malts are fruity and sweet, grassy and a little spicy. A nicely balanced lager. Smooth taste. Crisp, clan and refreshing. Nice lager, good flavor with no off or typical corn or rice lager taste. Would make a good session summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly grainy malt nose. Flavors are clean, nothing jumps out, it isn’t really bland though. Just some light and simple malts with a hint of hops. I dig the retro bottle and it is an appropriately named beer.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Larry Pitonka for this bottle.
Pours golden, with a short lived white head. Aromas are malt, grass, and grain.
Flavor is sweet, grassy, malty, and a little spicey. Body is medium, heavier than expected. Quite nice.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2005 Bottle. Straight form the bottle with this beer. Nice attractive 11oz. stubby bottle. My mind kept telling me it was PBR but with a way better and slightly fuller flavor. The 5.1% will sneak up on you when drinking these in a session. This will be my new summer beer.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Vibrant yellow, orange tint, very clear, lively carbonation, small white head that quickly settles, spotty lacing.   Grassy nose, pale malts.   Grassy start, soft malt backbone, and luckily not grainy at all.   Fairly smooth in fact.   Moderate body and mouthfeel, but perhaps a bit thicker than your standard Premium Lager.   Finishes clean, with a slightly sweet grassy flavor.   Not half bad!
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a great beer. I liked the flavor this would be awesome for after mowing the lawn or doing some hard yad work. I agree with most this is not a true session due to the alcohol level, but in all still a good beer. Great job Full Sail.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden straw color, nicely carbonated, very clean aroma, not much to report.. malty sweetness up front floowed by citrusy, lemony-lime flavor. a greast summer seesion beer in the ol’ school stubby...
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Awesome bottle, I dig drinking out of these. I wonder what conjured up this? They already made Rip Curl, Pilsner and Henry Weinhards for this part of the market. I guess a retro lager fits the bill about right. I’d at first claim that they were losing their edge but it’s an employee owned non-publicy traded company so why bother alienating your existing customers while simultaneously pulling a different target customer into the mix? Easy, the PBR crowd is growing up quick and need a new Oly of yore. Nice call. Nice clean malty lager, refreshing, goes down smooth, not much hops or sweetness but not bland by any means. I can go for it.
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes in a lovelly retro 11 oz stubbie ,old Olympia style bottle. Great plain red ,white and black label, nothing like Full Sails other labels.
Light golden in appearance ,with a large thick pure white head, loads of lacing as the beer drains from the glass.
Nice fresh hoppy aroma, subdued in classic American lager style with a hint of sweet smelling malts.
Good balanced flavour, with the first part being malts, not as sweet as the aroma but nice, then at the end of the mouthful a nice gentle hop buzz, that linger long.
Compared to most modern American lagers this is quite "thick" and rather pleasing on the tongue.
All in all a good drinking, workingmans style lager with malts and hops and minus the junk found in macro lagers.
I think Full Sail accomplished exactly what they set out to do..no craft beer here just a plain good down to earth lager in the old American style.
Will buy this often during this BBQ season.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow, somewhat decent foam. Aroma of lime and potatoes, maybe corn. Slightly skunk like flavor, a wee bit of hop tang, aftertaste of rice and marshmallowy barley pop...was expecting a little more oomph from a "craft brewed" product like this...