Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce can from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA on 6/7/11. Pours a pale golden color with a large creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of pale malts and grassy hops. The taste is grassy hops with a sweet malty finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale yellow, with a white head. Corn, dank hops, bicsuits. Flavor is bready, grainy, light hops. Ive had worse, but it still doesnít mean its good.
chefelf (55) - New York, USA - AUG 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I donít really like lager so Iím not too shocked that I didnít like this one. To me it tasted like every other run of the mill lager Iíve ever had. It wasnít any worse but not really any better. Itís only $7.99 for a 12-pack so you canít really expect much more than what you get for this one. If you like cheap lager (like Budweiser, etc.) then youíll probably enjoy this.
Palidor19 (3023) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
as expected, too much corn and adjuncts. taste to strong on the malt front that will go skunky if not drunk cold and quick. the hops are barley noticeable. cheap and effective.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I certainly have had worse. Pours light straw with watered notes of light hop and corn style malts.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
nick76 (4299) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
mansquito (3870) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 thereís just not a whole lot here otherwise. The staleness detracts. Medium-length finish, with some lingering toast and light bitterness; some paperiness sticks here.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.