Lubiere (11228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
yellow fizzy beer, with a skunky nose, some DMS coming out. Very little hops or fresh malt. very bland.
jtclockwork (11028) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice amber color is beer’s best quality. Almost devoid of taste. Malt water. Rated 5/14/04
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a medium, slightly hazy, amber with a smaller head. Light caramel aroma and taste. A little on the skunky side. Body was thin and watery. A beer for the masses, but not for me.
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this one from a neighbor. Nothing to write home about, but not terrible either. We drank these while playing horseshoes on a 90 degree day.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This was latrobe brewings answer to Yuengling Lager for local market back before AB bought them out. The beer poured a medium amber color with a large yellow-white head. The aroma was tangy mildly industrial brew with a faint sweetness. The flavor was tangy and a bit malty with a faint off fruitiness underneath. Medium finish and body. Nothing special.
CapFlu (4815) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Draught) Amber body and a thin, almond head. Little nose? Slight hops but thin, thin, thin!
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Heinz Field - Pittsburgh, PA] Nice rich color. Very slight hoppy aroma. Initial hoppy taste with a smooth finish. Very easy to drink, but rather thin. On the whole, not a bad lager.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light caramel aroma, with some hoppiness. Bit carbonic and watery. Head is off-white and dissipates quickly over medium caramel brown clear beer. Medium light body with medium carbonation. Starts a bit sweet and lightly acidic. Tame, watery lager with minimal hops, but nice drinkability. Finish is mild sweet with no bitterness and light acidity. A watery lager that’s a bit smoother and sweeter than the Rolling Rock line. Watery clean after.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) Latrobe, huh? I assumed this would be pretty bad, but pouring this beer, this seems to have some promise. Color is nice, kind of a bright amber, and the off-white head is large and pillowy. Retention is decent, though partially supported by quite a large contingent of carbonation bubbles rising rapidly through the beer. The aroma is mostly sweet and caramely, not great, not complex or interesting, but hey, it could be a lot worse. Tasting the beer, it starts off moderately sweet and caramely, but goes downhill quickly. The finish has this odd sourness and a gentle bitterness that clash with the sweet caramel for dominance, and the result is a pretty bad aftertaste. Kind of tastes like a cheap honey beer. Somewhat thin body, but not what I’d call watery. Lacing is actually pretty amazing considering the quality and nature of this beer. A pretty dense and full layer of foam coats almost the entire glass, and has pretty solid staying power. Very nice visuals here. Overall, this isn’t really all that bad a beer, just that aftertaste is the major issue. I’ve had worse.
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours light amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts and grain. Flavor is slightly thin, sweet up-front, grain, but smooth and drinkable.