TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light corn aroma. Pours very light yellow, head quickly disappears, carbonation low. Corn flavours are the dominant taste. Malts are low. A bit of fruitiness at the end; low hops. If this is the private reserve I'd hate to experience the average.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JUN 30, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
no aroma, dark golden color, smmoth malt bckground without much flavor, leaves a heaviness in mouth, finnishes plain, over all beer is flavorless and filling
wyanetwhip (17) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a very nice taste, fuller than most mass produced with a hint of hoppiness. Nice looking in the glass, slightly more amber to it than other american standards. Still, it's different than when produced in Portland years ago. It had even more taste then and was the BEST! Now made by Miller, tastes above average but not as intense as before. My beer of choice when the price is right.
Ernest (7123) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal), with a strong note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Anyone who doesn't know what DMS smells like needs to try this beer...that's about the only thing in the nose...it's positively stomach-turning. The name "private reserve" obviously means it's not fit for public consumption.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Light, floral lager. Nothing to offend or impress, just a simple, clean, dry, refreshing beer.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear-golden with a thin line of head. Weak nose/aroma. Painfully (really) watery palate. Light malts and mouthfeel, unbalanced by an unproportional bitterness. Chalky finish. Unappetising aftertaste. Boring.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yellow fizzy beer w/ medium head. Crystal clear. Very faint aroma of malt and hops. Clean flavor of malt and ever-so-slight hops. A little bland. Typical American macro-lager.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the kind of thing you keep in the guest refigerator or the kind of thing that people leave in yours. Nothing special to speak of here, just more of the same in your american variety.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
For being an American Standard it is better than most, but still too carbonated and light for my tastes. Another one to serve to guests.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 This may be the best beer of its type. Now that would be my lest favorite type but if this beer were made in one of the Eastern States it would be famous