HeyBeerMan991980 (42) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big disappointment. A friend remarked ítastes like fried oystersí which helps describe how odd this tasted. Not worth its price, though my review makes it sound worse than it is.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Itís too bad that other countries have to make íAmerican Standardí beers in order to appeal to an American market. This is fairly typical, and Iíd choose it over most of the American-brewed versions. I donít care for the style, though, because itís watery and flat and boring.
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A beer that cannot stand alone, but works great in a half & half. Fizzy with flat bitterness.
Ernest (6603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, slightly metallic, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Over carbonated and not very clean.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild bite with short smooth aftertaste. Wonderful for a half & half.
Willdrink4beer99 (9) - USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
great brew, not that great finish but has alot going for it in the flavor category/
BillKismet (3419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good standard beer. Although not extraordinary in any way, it has no noticeable detractions either. Certainly has an enjoyable crispness and a smooth finish with maybe feint fruity/hoppy touch.
Cruddler (32) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light beer. As good as I rember from my youth.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I somehow forgot to rate this beer a long time ago. This is probably the best of its kind...just not my style though. It is crisp and smooth, with a decent flavor. No skunkiness like many American Standards.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much to speak of in Aroma and Appearance. It makes up for it flavor and palate though. Kick it a point or two extra for being the beer that turned me on to beer (the first beer I truly loved). RE-RATE: I tried this yet again, and I canít give this beer a 3.7. Itís got too much of a bitter aftertaste.