smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - aroma of hops and soap. A pretty copper colored body with a white head. The flavor is odd. I know that they claim to use like 11 different hops in some of their beers and I wonder if something like that is the case here, too. There are a bunch of hops here, but I can’t really even discern a flavor style in them. Just a general bitterness. Far from spectacular, but certainly better than any of their others.
ElipNYC (6) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unappealing color. Strange almost medicinal flavor. This beer is drinkable but not interesting; Surprisingly flat.
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dan_lipcan (6) - - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to glass. Dumpy brown color, no head, not much mouth interest, tastes like marinade. I won't be buying this one again.
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georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent offering from AB, but nothing special. Clean finish, some hints of barley and bread in the finish. Not much malt flavor as stated in the description but not too bad
doubelknv3 (972) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Earthy, malt and rustic aroma. Copper with white head. Earthy, malt sweet, mild hop balance. Refreshing. Tongue tingler.
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seymour (1406) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted on tap at Grant’s Farm in tumbler. Clear, light golden color with creamy white foam. Nice hops aroma. I did some research, and sure, it’s made by Anheuser Busch. So what? I think it’s great they’re brewing with 100% certified organic barley (which means all-malt, as opposed to most of their beers), 100% certified organic hops (which is an important distinction--many "organic" brewers cheat on this, arguing that hops are an insignificant percentage of the recipe,) and 100% recycled glass, paper, and cardboard for the packaging. Plus it tastes pretty good for a macro light lager as well. I bet AB would have done better to really OWN this concept, marketing it as a Green Budweiser, for instance.
thornecb (4321) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Butterscotch aromas. Sweet caramel and bread from front to back. Mild banana and resin finish.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber pour with a fizzy head. Light malt and hop aroma. Flavor is the same. Not much to say about this.
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Talk about marketing strategy: quaint picture on the label suggestive of simpler pastoral times, "Green Valley"in the name, and ÜSDA certified" organic blah blah blah. Pours a light amber gold, average head. Sweet grainy aroma, caramel undertones. Flavour is pretty much the same, minimal fruity hop presence. More like an amber ale, and a rather lackluster one at that.
lawman834 (219) - Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light copper. The head went away too quickly. The smell is faint. Malt, no hops. Real fruity, almost like apple juice or something. The taste is odd. Super malty to me, and the afore mentioned fruit is there in a big way. There is an OK hop bite on the finish, but it’s nothing to write home about.
Oh well, it’s one more that I have tried, but I won’t pick it up again. I can’t put my finger on it. It’s not that it’s that bad, but I just don’t really like anything about it.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Green Valley Brewing Company--Anheuser-Busch, Inc.--Stone Mill Pale Ale--USDA Organic--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--30 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) 6-Pack $7.99. Thick pour. Tight lacy off white head. Clear bright dark gold color. Mild malt toasted floral hop front. Zesty caramel mild citrus sweet malt fruit body. Tangy balanced hop spice end. Well made. Sampled 12/6/2007.