HollywoodND99 (1) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer by far, I hope someone picks up this brand after MBC closed up. My friend jokes that I’m the only person he knows under 50 who drinks this stuff but I’m buying up all I can now.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. A very high quality American Standard beer. A clean smooth beer, nice for an outdoor gathering.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A slight improvement over other American Standards. Not as bad as it looks.
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easily the best American Standard beer made. When I first tried Premium, I expected it to be a cheap, skunky beer like say, Milwaukee’s Best. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! What makes this brew better than the rest is its medium-hopped bite, easily elevating it above the bland, watery macrobrews. Given an Anheuser Busch-sized advertising budget, this beer would rule the land. People who know a good beer when they taste one recognize its quality relative to its class. That’s why it’s rated on this site in the 3’s rather than in the low 2’s like the Busch family of beers.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
People are really gung-ho about this stuff in the twin cities. But those of us from Milwaukee know really good beer when it hits us. This stuff is average. Tastes a lot like High Life.
pkbites (673) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I used to get this stuff for about $4.99 a case of 24. That was about 5 years ago. Now that it’s more expensive, i’ve noticed it actually isn’t very good tasting.
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
While I appreciate that it’s part of my heritage, and that it’s unpretentious and cheap, I just don’t like the taste. I think it has a strange sweet, syrupy aftertaste. I prefer Schell’s deer brand or even Leinie’s.
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2004 You have to be from the midwest to appreciate this brew. It is definately an acquired taste. Unfortunalty i am still trying to acquire a liking for it.. but hey i just started drinking it. Another downside is that its expensive here. 6 bucks for a sixer.
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Crisp,Clean,Golden and Delicious,I’m goin’to St.Paul.So it’s 883 miles.Can’t get it Oklahahoma City (just 250 miles away)anymore so I’m gonna go there and sample their other wares.
mitch3499 (45) - APO, California, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I remember the old gold cans...used to like the beer...I have grown up now and it gives terrible headaches...taste like toenails!!!