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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"The combination of barley and caramel malts and choice hops results in a clean, malty beer."


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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pkbites (688) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Dark, extra amber pour with a creamy, off-white head that failed to last the duration. That will affect the final score. Malt is cheap and dying heads suck the big one. No flavor, little hops. Looks better than it tastes. The label brags about barley and caramel hops and Jesus coming back to forgive us all whatever other bullshit youíre willing to believe! 2 out of 5 is a gift!! Iím tired of artificial crap that doesnít deliver.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geeklimit (180) - USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours quickly into a well-carbonated but quickly-dissapating and sad 1/4-inch head. Itís gone in under a minute, although the beer has a bit of bubble to it. Pours a typical amber color and has a forgettable malt aroma. Watery with a slight malt taste, followed by a mediocre and slightly bitter aftertaste. Remains on the palate and reminds me of every light macrobrew out there. Not a bad beer for 25-cent bottle night and not offensive, but i canít imagine anyone claiming this as their favorite after a few months of being the legal drinking age.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thegreenrooster (3210) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pour is a copper with a small white head. Aroma is barley a whiff of caramel malts. Flavor is somewhat malty but nothing really. Boring and bland.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (4895) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 Bottle. Grass, citrus, and pale malts. Sniff of caramel. Deep dark amber pour with lots of carbonation and a pretty, lacing and frothy beige head. Watery body, bitter and earthy but bushleague and unclean. Aftertaste is foul/nasty. Started out so much more promisingly!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
turkmeester (7) - USA - FEB 12, 2010 does not count
This beer tastes simple and refreshing. It would be good choice on a summer day.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Tasted bottle from Trader Joeís into standard pint glass. Light amber color with weak white head. Bready, some caramel and fruit, clean finish. Just fine, better than most light lagers. Fairly generic.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
bottle. went head to head with another amber lager (bells) and it the gila loses. Neither beer was very interesting actually. The color was transparent much like the flavor. Nothing terrible but it tastes like a typical lager with some malt, a little malt thrown in.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hotdogs (13) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2005
itís the color of that little bit of coke that is left when all the ice cubes melt in your glass. a little fruit in the nose (raspberry?) but heavier on the lemon/lime smell, also a fairly pronounced toastiness. the mouthfeel is fine, but pretty light. this is one of the weirdest beers iíve had. there is no balance at all. it has a similar sweetness/carmel flavor as broadside, but with none of the body, then thereís this american industrial lager toastiness thatís tied into a hay flavor with an actually sharp bitterness, seemingly without resins, like they had an addition of straight alpha acids. it is so weird deffinately not reccomended. colin and i agree that old style is a finer selection.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rales (2) - USA - NOV 27, 2006 does not count
Iíve never known a beer that tastes this good at first sip and finishes so poorly - as in nothing. Subsequent pulls on the glass get weaker and weaker... If I didnít have a six pack - I would not have had another. Good to split with the dog or to cook with I suppose - but maybe not....

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Nigh undrinkable. If not for Natty Ice, it would be the worst beer Iíve ever tasted.


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