Lubiere (9871) - 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.
hopdog (8852) - 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.
jtclockwork (8188) - , 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
DocLock (7824) - 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 (4895) - 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 (4493) - 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!
Nate (3710) - 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.
zach8270 (3429) - 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.
DarkElf (3033) - 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.
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I thought this would be a lot like drinking Yeungling Traditional, not special, but drinkable and cheap, so I picked up six on sale for an early session before heading out Saturday night. Nasty stuff. Looked like beer soda, offensive aroma and flavor somewhat like carbonated listerine. This is one to avoid, don't be duped by the moderate price and sharp label.