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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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NOTE: This is the same beer as Copper Bell Lager, renamed due to legal action from Bell’s. Brewed for Whole Foods Market.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
I certainly have had worse. Pours light straw with watered notes of light hop and corn style malts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Nothing offensive about this beer and nothing remarkable. Little aroma and taste. I would best compare this beer to one of the macro lagers. I paid $6.99 for a 12 pack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
The aroma is rather weak and slightly dirty and metallic with corn like malt and grassy hops. The appearance is actually good for the style with a large foamy head and pale gold color. The taste is not that pleasant but not disgusting either. It falls into that "there is nothing here category." The palate is thin but right for the style. Overall not quite a drain pour but not worth wasting my calories/brain cells on.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (3513) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Whole Foods Market, DC 12-pack ($6): Pours a standard pale lager color and head. Aroma is pretty clean, which is what you really want from a pale lager. Taste has no real downsides. It is like a cheap macro lager without most of the bad stuff. I think it is better than most pale lagers, although the only reason I got this was because I was going to a music festival where bottles were not permitted. Cheap too!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
12oz can, purchased at Whole Foods. Purchased on a whim. Pours a clear, pale, golden-straw color; thin, fine-bubbled white head with light retention and solid lacing. Bland, stale aroma of paper/cardboard notes, a very light toastiness, and a vague gesture in the direction of citrus; nothing harsh, at least. Medium-light body; high carbonation; lively and crisp. Modest, lightly stale toasty maltiness at the core of things, along with some quiet mineral and citrus bitterness balancing things out; a solid carbonic bite; actually pretty nice to drink, and generally flawless, but there’s just not a whole lot here otherwise. The staleness detracts. Medium-length finish, with some lingering toast and light bitterness; some paperiness sticks here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Can. Pretty horrible brew. Lots of corn and cardboard. It would be better if it just tasted like nothing. Instead, it tastes like crap. Re-Rate: As Goldmine Lager. Not as bad as the original Copper Bell that I had. Still not a great lager, but not nearly as horrible. Freshness might have been an issue with the first cans.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (4942) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2011
12oz can. Poured a clear, bubbly light golden color with a foamy, large white head. Aroma was light, malts, touch of lager yeast, pretty unremarkable beyond that. Flavor was non-offensive, mild sweet malts. Very drinkable, without any real sold negatives, this beer would certainly be a fine lawnmower beverage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2968) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
A new cheap beer available to me at Whole Foods. Good times! This is a pretty typical and rather good American lager. Crisp and dry w/ a nice herbal bitterness in the finish. This is light but not flavorless w/ a real nice cereal grain character. Probably I will pick up a twelve of this occasionally instead of my usual Schlitz, PBR or Old Style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
pours clear light fold with white head. Nothing much going on with the aroma, faint grain, faint hop, nicely balanced for what it is. Flavor is same as aroma. Mouth feel is light and watery with high carbonation. Overall, pretty simple, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2011
12oz canned August 24th 2010, not exactly fresh but this is a "fresh" delivery our distributor just sent us. Served cold in a nonic glass.

Pours lightly hazy pale yellow with a one finger white head that leaves some lacing at first but diminishes to a wispy cap pretty quickly.

Aroma is sweet grains, corn, bread, and I swear to god I’m even picking up a hint of grassy and citrus hops. Good strength and a pleasant aroma for the style.

Flavor is sweet corn, grains, a touch of sulfur on the back end, pretty sweet too, particularly on the finish.

Mouthfeel is lightish although a bit syrupy and sticky for the style, prickly carbonation.

For $6.99 a 12-pack, this really isn’t too bad considering its competition.

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