limubai99 (9) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2001
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Golden Anniversary is the only beer I canít drink. I will sing the praises of almost any other beer (not mal liquor) under $10 a case. But not GA. Like Gennny that someone watered down with piss.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From memory. My fraternityís go-to beer for big parties. Yellow corn nightmare, cheapest beer money could buy.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle - 40 oz) Found this in the old rating book. Couldnít believe that I forgot to rate it, but then I read what I wrote and remembered why. Straw yellow pour with a fizzy white head. Standard beer aroma; some hops and grassy notes. Flavor is pretty much beer. Nothing special one way or the other. Bitter and grassy on the finish.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This really aint terrible. Dont know why some are knocking it. Enjoy a below par ny brew.
CanIHave4Beers (3897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I broke this out this evening lest I have more Imperial Stout ratings than Pale Lager ratings, only to find out its a Blonde Ale, oops itís already open guess whoís going to buy a single of Chang tomorrow. Pours very clear, and (you guessed it) GOLDEN! There arenít a lot of fizzy bubbles in this one but there is a really big attractive head, which is something I didnít really expect. Iím really trying here to pull anything but adjuncts out of the aroma here but my olfactory fails me to do so. Itís not a stinky alcohol ridden corniness of a malt liquor, but kind of like a castrated version of that olí fashion malt liquor aroma, corny... kind of sweet... but also boring. The flavor is better than the aroma, it really honestly is, there is an honest snappy hoppiness and not an overbearing flavor of corn or alcohol. This is way drier than it smells, but itís not without some grainy sweetness, oh and speaking of graininess there is some of that olí raw grain character here as well. The palate could be about as watery and boring as it gets, maybe Iíd prefer that Golden Anniversary Ice for a more "full" mouthfeel. Seriously, I donít hate this beer, I would pick this above so many other pale lagers. Itís just so damned inoffensive, so boldly flavorless, & so void of character that I feel I must rate it as it is.
My sincerest apologies go out to my wife for cracking this so soon. Honey, I just couldnít keep my hands off this one for another 46 years... guess weíll have to celebrate our 50th with good beer.
JMerritt (1926) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Canned. Pours clear golden with a giant, frothy white head. Aroma is of mild cookie malts, straw and hay - nothing sour or inoffensive. Corny, lightly sweet, mildly sour flavor with some wet grains the most noticeable highlight. Very light bodied with soft carbonation. Thanks for setting one of these aside for me, Narnad, I wonder why you didnít want to drink this? ;)
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is way better than expected. The flavor was smooth and delicious. Awesome for $6.00 at wal-mart in NY.
jredmond (7176) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 pack purchased for a soft 7 bones. Surprisingly not bad at all. Pours a clear body, aroma and taste are bothb light but somewhat refreshing, not offensive at all.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up a 12 pack at walmart outside Poughkeepsie for 6 bucks. Hell of a deal. Beers not bad either. Reminds me of saporo with slight berry notes.
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Itís better than Coors Light! At least this beer has that going for it. And if given the choice, Iíd take this over Coors Light, or Bud Light or just about any of the other products from the big three brewers. But with that being said, this is not a very good beer at all. Itís one that I would picture a frat of college guys drinking several cases of after a football game on a Saturday afternoon (especially since itís only $12 a case!). The beer pours a light yellow color with a big, fluffy and bubbly white head. There was only a very minimal amount of lacing left around the glass, but the head actually stuck around for a little while. The nose is of straw, hay, slight hops and stale bubble gum. The body is extremely light, but somehow smooth and slightly drinkable. The flavors are pretty nonexistent though , with a doughy feel and only slight hints of grassy hops, hay and lightly carbonated water. The finish is a little sour, with more doughy tones, along with some light fruit and light hops. The best attribute about this beer is the value. Itís not a bad tasting brew, and for only $12 a case; if youíre looking to party and get slightly tipsy, this may be the candidate for you. Okay, it doesnít taste that great.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Picked this up at the local store and was surprised to see a Great American Beer Festival medal so I was kinda excited to try it. Upon trying it, my enthusiasm has faded. Pours a very clear, pale yellow color with a filmy white head and a LOT of carbonation. Aroma is light grainy, lots of corn, very sweet apple note overall. Flavor has an early corny note that lingers, mild grainy, sweet apple and overall just sweet at the end. Low body, thin texture, lots of carbonation in your mouth. Not a good brew, overly sweet and has a slight harsh corn taste to it that makes you squint after each sip with frustration. Blah.