FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a medium yellow-gold with a medium sized soapy whit head that faded quickly. The aroma was sweet, tangy, corny and industrial. The flavor was dryish, tangy and had a touch of cardboard. The finish was short, tangy and vaguely bitter. Thin body. Not much to this one. Bland and inoffensive.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz can. Glad to try a local standout. At least the ads were on every bar in town. Typical lager, but a bit more flavor than I’d expect at the expense of carbonation and crispness. wattery, metallic. not the worst thing out there.
machfive55 (355) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is pretty much your typical american lager, nothing really special about it. Aroma of corn and also corn flavors in the beer. It is crisp and refreshing but that is about all I can say about it, drinkable.
SN11 (60) - USA - AUG 19, 2010
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Krausened or not krausened, there’s really no difference that I see only a gimmick to sell more of this corn water. typical american pale lager whatever crap. They serve this at the idiotic Cubs game in Chicago in a gay neighborhood. That in itself tells you alot!. Piss water for idiots who think this is real beer and pay $6 for a can. Piss corn water.
Frank (2297) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So Old Style changed its recipe to an old one and RateBeer thinks it’s a different beer. Having drank plenty of both versions I can tell you that it’s not much different and I have no idea why as of June of 2010 it’s listed as a separate beer. That being said, I love my ticks so here goes... This is as classic an example you can get of an American lager brewed w/ corn. From it’s yellow golden color to its crisp, light flavor it is pretty much exactly what you expect from this style. The possible exception to this is I find it has somewhat less carbonation than many of its cousins which makes it a bit more drinkable but a bit less crisp. There are examples of American lagers I like better but that is mostly personal preference. This is about as good as it gets for the style and was before they changed to the old recipe too.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the can at Wrigley Field. Pours a pale yellow/gold with fluffy white head. Nose is musty and grainy, light corn notes. Beer smell. On taste, very quenching on a hot day. Pretty reasonable beer and clean. No off flavors. Tasty enough.
willie_mo (5) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite American brewed beer. I like the Kraeusened taste. It helps to that this is a cheaper beer! A staple for me whenever I go to Chicago is to pick up a case of Old Style!
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours golden with a big white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Flavor is very light, a little sweetness, grainy, clean finish. Easy to drink and unoffensive.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
A few cans killed on the balcony with friends. Been awhile since I did a "Slumming it" rating. 12 oz can pours a pale straw, transparent, bubbly bright white carbonation driven head that dies to a small ring, laces minimally. Aromas are cereal grains, corn, hulls, a bit watery and a touch dirty. Simple. Initial is similar, light bodied and a mix of watery grains, corn, cereal malts, and no real hop presence to be found. Goes down very easy, very forgetful, but it would be hard to find too many outward offensive flavors in this beer. A light lager that lacks character and gets a bit vegetal through the watery thin body.
bierwolf (4) - glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2010 does not count
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a very clear dark yellow, with a small frothy head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is that of fermented corn. I’m used to drinking micro’s so the corn thing is fairly new to me. The taste is of corn also; I really don’t taste any of the malt that I’m used to with craft beer. The body is very thin. My dad and his friends all grew up on this type of beer. When I started introducing them to craft beers they all found them way too ‘heavy and bitter’ and after trying this beer I can definitely see why craft beer was such a shock to them. While it is true that the macro style and craft style are both beer, they are quite different animals indeed. If it weren’t for the advent (or rebirth) of craft I probably wouldn’t have much interest in beer at all. So it is with that spirit that I raise my glass (although not this one in particular) to the great craft brewers here in Wisconsin, the U.S. and the world. We’re so damned lucky to have such beer diversity! Old Style ain’t my thing, but to each their own, Prost!