alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and yellow/tan with a surprisingly decent head, lots of bubbles, some lace.
Aroma is quite subdued, with some graininess and a little sweetness.
Taste is ok, not great but decent enough. A little sweetness accents a primarily grainy flavor, with a little touch of hops, but not really enough.
Body is pretty good. It’s got a bit of thickness to it, despite being quite easy to drink and well carbonated.
Overall it’s decent enough for the masses. Won’t make the craft beer front page but it ain’t bad. Needs more hops, this would greatly improve this beer.
Onslow (1225) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle, six pack from Walgreen’s in St. Louis.. Light amber colored beer with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts and light hops. Taste is sweet - light caramel malts at the start finishing with sweet malts and light bitterness. Light all around, fitting for a lager. Not bad but a little too sweet.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a thin white head. Aroma and taste was pretty much malt.
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Lituva (2) - Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably what Budwiser tasted like before they started filling with rice.
Nice lager for summer drinking.
StLsportsfan (56) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Terrible. Worse than Budweiser. Smell (it isn’t an aroma) of corn and garbage. Taste of sewer water with a rotten fish finish. Similar to MGD. Maybe I got a bad batch...I was looking forward to trying it, and was hoping that it would at least be better than Budweiser. It isn’t.
billiken3 (1) - - FEB 26, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love Kraftig Beer. It has been my favorite beer since I tried it a few months ago. Drive to St. Louis every few weeks to stock up. Quality taste that does not come with the filling nature you may expect.
drainky (1) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this beer. I’ve been practicing with AB products for about 38 years and have found all but one loaded with a grain/bitter aftertaste. The one was a product called Anheuser Marzen that was targeted against Heineken around 88 or 89. I drink many types of beers and I considered the above to be the best drinkable beer I’ve ever had. While Stouts and Ales and double bocks and microbrews make up a lot of my selections a beer that doesn’t fill you up or leave your mouth feeling as if it has sampled a chocolate and hop laden fruit basket is something I really like. Anheuser was this type of beer and Kraftig approaches that quality. A little more malt and they would duplicate that taste, however, this lager is smooth and tasty. I like it!
Bif (1581) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle- Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy head that fades to bits of lacing. Mild aroma of malt sweetness, bit of hops and some fresh grain. Smell is fresh and clean. Taste of mild sweetness, grain and hint of citrus. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Nice beer for what it is. Nothing fancy just a good alternative to the BMC offerings. Worth a try.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden pour. Sweet honey and sugary sweet malts in the nose and some floral hops. Flavor is similar and sweet and heavy. Crisp carbonation. meh.
seymour (1533) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Tasted at the 2012 St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival from bottle into sampler glass. Poured a clear, light golden color with predictable white foam, somewhat lasting, no lace. Better than Budweiser, which I suppose is all they care about. A bit maltier than expected, very weak hops impression. Thin body, mouthfeel is somehow dusty and gritty, standard clean lager finish. Whatever.