dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer from Trader Joe's. Reminds me of a Killians with color.
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Julie says she gets the name there is a slice up front however it is from minnasota she gives u 2.5
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seymour (1857) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2015 Tasted bottle from Trader Joe’s into standard pint glass. Light amber color with weak white head. Bready, some caramel and fruit, clean finish. Not outright flawed, better than most light lagers, but generic. Not recommended.
geeklimit (282) - USA - MAR 7, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours quickly into a well-carbonated but quickly-dissapating and sad 1/4-inch head. It’s 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 can’t imagine anyone claiming this as their favorite after a few months of being the legal drinking age.
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper or amber color with a medium head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is somewhat malty with a dry finish. Light hops flavor as well. Smooth on the palate with light fizz. Ultimately a very drinkable lager, but would get lost in the shuffle.
obguthr (5585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toast, caramel, and light cherry aroma. Clear copper, brief medium head. Lots of maraschino cherry flavor from start to finish. Decent balance. Pretty nice red ale. It isn’t a style I like, but this one is well done.
Metalchopz (3055) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Purchased at Trader Joe in Nashville on my trip there. Pours a dark amber colour, clean, with an off-white head that is big, foamy, with average retention and leaves great webbing. Yeasty nose with a little malt. Watery mouthfeel with a medium-thin body. I guess they have changed they recipe since the beginning, as this one does not taste much caramel anymore (like older reviews). Kind of boring, with a little bitterness. A little sweet malt. Mildly crisp, and still boring. A monster that does not scare at all.
pkbites (862) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2010
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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 you’re willing to believe! 2 out of 5 is a gift!! I’m tired of artificial crap that doesn’t deliver.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber copperish pour in the glass. Sweet and somewhat spicy. Better than expected. Rated 3/31/04
Finhead (1601) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep amber pour with decent white head. The aroma is sweet with dark fruits, caramel, and slight vanilla. The taste is also very sweet with soft carbonation and a clean finish.
ben4321 (5643) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Trader Joes (Short Pump), 2/23/10
Aroma: Nose has some caramel malts, bread, corn, and earthiness
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark orange color, light lace from a thin head
Flavor: Taste has some sweetness, lots of malty flavors, minimal hop presence
Palate: The body is light-medium, carbonation is fairly high, and the duration is quite short
Overall, this one is a fairly average beer by all accounts. The taste is OK, the nose is OK, the look is OK, and the beer is OK. I don’t really have much to add to that, nothing special, but drinkable.