Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden, with gentle carbonation. Apple juice aroma with alcohol. Mix of malt, apple and alcohol on the palate. It’s actually balanced between these elements. They should call it a cyser and it wouldn’t seem so flawed. As it is, it reminds me of some of North America’s better-built malt liquors.
Tmoney99 (9956) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured clear pale color with a moderate frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Medium sweet grassy aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Heavy sweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish of short duration. Cold wet alcohol and adjuncts with sweet character.
Ratman197 (8828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of corn, sugar, light bread and a bit of fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a bit of syrupyness. Flavors of corn, bread, light fruitiness and a hint of yeast with a crisp lingering sweet finish.
shrubber85 (6792) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Malt and strong fusel/rubbing alcohol aroma. Clear amber with small head. Sour barley malt and strong fusel alcohol flavor - alcohol aroma and taste get worse as it warms. Whew - should have saved some money and bought some Colt 45 - true to the style.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (bread, grain), with notes of plastic, apple, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Industrial smelling, rather grainy in the finish, and very sweet (artificially/adjunctily so). As strong pale lagers go, it could be worse, but then again I couldn’t drink it either.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Clear with decent retentive head. The nose is fairly malty with a nice full tangy sweetness and honey/grass notes. Light citrusy hops and some nobleness, very clean and balanced for the style. Lots of tasty smells along with light dust and alcohol. Cloying candy with hop dust and lots of hidden malts and alcohol overlying everything. Weird.
Braudog (5453) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
From the bottle, this poured with an intense amount of carbonation and a fortress of small bubbles for a head. There’s a strong sugary aroma that is followed up with the alcohol-laced syrupy texture that was expected. Now that I see this is 8.4% it makes sense. Little appeal in the mouthfeel, this is made for those looking for a pure drunk.
Cornfield (5325) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
At 8.4% ABV, this is one heckuva pale lager. Pity the sickly yellow color, the headless body, the corn syrup aroma, the overly sweet corn mixed with cabbage taste, and the bitter metallic finish don’t support it in any way. This is malt liquor at its best.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN have two cases of this beer. Sampled with badgerben from 500 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a creamy off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film. Aroma of some light bread, fruit and a touch of sour milk and cheese curds. taste is syrupy sweet, some corn adjunct, and fruity yeast. Finish has a alcohol and sugar sweet that is common to Russian beers. I don’t know if the brewery wanted this to be classified as a malt liquor but it does has the characteristics of being one.
PorterPounder (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Killearn Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl - 500 ml bottle. Medium gold pour, thin white soapy head. Pleasant,sweet honey-like aroma with some grassy notes as well. Falvor is bready, some cake mix, honey sweetness and a hint of American malt liquor booziness. Thick mouthfeel for the style, but it "harshens" up just a bit in the finish.