SpecialBrew99 (57) - grand blanc, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not bad, not great. As far as red’s go, this is sub par. Not on the level of Killians. If you want to try something new, give it a try, but I would recommend a lot of stuff over this.
GTodd (1) - USA - NOV 6, 2010 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the BEST beers I have had in a LONG TIME! Smooth/Refreshing and a great finish!
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red in color with a good off white head, served in a 22oz mug at a local eatery. nice malt aroma, a blend of roast and caramel, and a very slight hop aroma. Flavor is clean, not overly sweet toasty malt flavor with mild bitterness and a crisp finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat light but nicely refreshing and not dry at all. Overall this is a good beer, well made and ideal to accompany a big greasy burger.
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this on tap in Novi befor the brewery closed, wasn’t overly impressed, decent lager, not to malty, overly watered with little carbination, almost seemed as though they had production deadlines to meet.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
not bad, i got this for free because a friend of a friend new someone who worked for local color and brought a bunch of free beer on a weekend trip. so I cant complain
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
a boring watered down beer; little flavor...little aroma
im not wasting my time explaining this useless beverage
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled this fully fermented but unclarified at Schmohz Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids where it is being brewed during Local Color’s move. Hazy, murky orange-red body. Aroma of apple, toast, and caramel. Caramely, toasty flavor, quite light-bodied and thin. Come to think of it this was very thin and watery. Smooth, yes, but water is oh-so-smooth.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty drinkable. Reminds me of Killian’s, but I think it’s certainlya bit better. I suppose that it "looks" like it should have a heavier taste, but it is rather light. Crisp and clean, but certainly nothing exotic. Nice to see a microbrew make a beer that could appeal to a lot of folks, not just beer snobs.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Truly a disappointing drink. It did look good, ok aroma and good pour, but went downhill from there. Just a forgettable example of a red, bit sweet and nothing else.
mc5 (11) - USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice color, cherry/apricot aroma but much too sweet and very little discerbnable hops. Just ok.
ruppert2p (10) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden orange color. Tight white head. Mimimal hops in the nose. Very sharp falvor; like the aroma, minimal hops and little malt. Reminiscent of a typical American lager. Stylistically it is attempting to appeal to Killian's drinkers, but misses the mark in my book.