Brewed by Moosehead Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Saint John, Canada


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A smooth real beer taste without aftertaste. It is fully fermented, lightly hopped and dry brewed, creating a lightly coloured beer with less body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2008
Considering it’s just a low-end buck-a-beer for the budgeted student, this is actually a surprisingly decent beer. Yeah, it’s corny and probably filled with adjuncts, but it still seems to taste better than most other crappy budget beers out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grasshopper19 (6) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2007 does not count
I used to drink a case of this now and then when it was available in Nova Scotia. It was pretty good for what it was. Decent body and has some nice flavor with a little extra kick at 5.5%. Would buy it again but I never see it in Halifax anymore. Also has some goofy little sayings under the bottle caps.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. My Dad is now a James Ready Light drinker instead of a Coors light drinker, but he bought a case of this y mistake - so, another rating for me! Light yellow (but slightly darker than the light), little head. Aroma of harsh grain and a hint of alcohol (really). Taste - I was really surprised how pronounced the alcohol was - when the body is this thin, 5.5 stands out - I would have given it 6-7% - so while it adds a little more flavour than the light, it adds a harshness that ain’t good - the light is inoffensive, this is more interesting but certainly more offensive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AWS9 (624) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 A very plain lager, about equal to macros like Molson and Labatt... but it’s buck a beer and 5.5! Pretty impressive for what it is I’d say, though it’s not much. Then again, you can easily get tired of this stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
froshmasta (3) - CANADA - MAY 31, 2007 does not count
Really good cheap beer. I know that sounds contradictory but it’s easy drinking, low aftertaste, refreshing, and inexpensive.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 28, 2007
Can 355 ml
Clear pale gold lager with inch thick porous head. It did not last even full minute. Plenty of carbonation noticed. Very little lace left behind. 2-
Aroma: abusive plain sweetness. No to very little hop notes. Sugars, dusty cardboard.
Light bodied, front especially thin. Sugar sweet lager mainly in the middle. James Ready left little aftertaste, some malt and dry alcohol as “intriguing” factor. Poorly made even for obscure macro.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 8 x 355ml cans for $10.75. Great deal. One of the better "buck a beers" and my #1 selection of the discount brands. The pour is weak, its really hard to pour a good head with this beer, the aroma is of light malt and very fruity. The taste is very sweet and sugary, but not in an artificial way. If your not into sweet, tasteless beer i’d avoid it. Personally i don’t mind it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 Bottle. A very good buck a beer. Nothing to complain about but nothing special. Good cheap beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmlalltheway (26) - CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
I was very surprised with this beer. Not a bad smell and it tastes pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (3679) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
355 mL can from Lubiere, below cellar temp in a tulip glass. AP07/07

App.: Clear, light golden, foamy white head. Aroma: Corn and cereal, a hint of peppery, floral hops, light, vague fruitiness. Palate: Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Typical macro. Flav.: Sweet malt and cereal, barely a hint of hops.

Send James back to the minors, cause he ain’t Ready.

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