SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Body is a very pale straw yellow color that has the slightest bit of translucency. An aggressive pour produces a head of one finger or so but this fades to a very thin collar pretty quickly. No lacing is left behind in the glass.
S-The main scent is sweet pale malt. That’s pretty much all I am getting.
T- Faded sweet pale malt flavors upfront with almost nothing to balance it out. The finish adds just a touch of soft pine and is very clean other than that. Nothing lingers on the palate.
P-Medium to high carbonation and a light drinkable body-that is a hair thinner than I like.
O- Not bad for a run of the mill blond lager. Very light and drinkable. Reminds me a lot of an all-malt lager rather than a BMC type though. Not bad. Would take this over BMC any day.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-02-2009 00:46:21
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow. Light flavor of straw and grass. Very light body which makes it easy to drink; however, not very flavorful.
TopTekeUWM (25) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer poured clear straw color with a thin white head. Beer has a malty corn flavor with some grassy notes. I don’t get much for hops or carbonation. Rather refreshing but not a complex beer at all.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bours straw color with a nice white head. Smells of pepper, some dry malt. Tastes malty with a hint of citrus on the finish.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2008
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 Even when very, very cold, this beer pours with an immense white head that takes a long time to settle. When you stack that atop a lemon-yellow body in which dusty particulate hangs, it’s not very inviting to the eye. (This observation is from my second tasting, while the first bottle was cellar-temp and similar in appearance.)
Have you heard the Jeff Foxworthy joke in which he makes comparisons on how men and women perceive smells differently? He basically goes on to comment that the worse something smells, the more appealing it is to the man... who will then shudder in disgust yet call a friend over to share in the experience. Well, when I poured the first bottle of this beer, I basically did this to my wife. ’’’’Oh my god... smell this.’’’’ Which she did and recoiled with a grimace. Then I said, ’’’’Go ahead, taste it’.’’’’ Which she again did before nearly decking me. I felt really bad about it and I apologized afterwards, but I needed to share this beer for two reasons. First: to validate my surprising disgust of this product from a brewer whom I had only heard good things about. Secondly: to save me from finishing the bottle alone.
Since I haven’t really written anything descriptive yet, let me simply offer a string of words: corn, feet, sour, DMS, phlegm, wheatgrass, cardboard, awful. This is actually worse than a lot of BMC products because at least those finish quickly and don’t hang onto your palate. This beer was exquisitely disappointing.
<font size=-4>6-pack 12 oz. purchased at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/indiana/south-b Beverage, South Bend, IN 46637</font>
DWestrick (383) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap. on draft. pretty basic pale lager. extra points because brewed in Ft Wayne. Nothing special
hayduke (3080) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at the brewpub this was a light yellow without much head. Nose is kind of like Bud and smells like corn. Mouthfeel very bland. Flavor is of corn and some caramel malts. No finish at all.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Pours light yellow with small, rimming white head. Nose is sweet and mildly corny. Taste is sweet malt, mild diacetyl. Not a bad take on a lager. pretty standard.
dp (607) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I easily drank 5 of these without trying last week in Indiana while watching a playoff game. Went very well with pizza, a tiny amount of bitterness, a malty after-taste, very light, enjoyable.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow with a bright white head. The aroma is grassy with some urinal. The taste is light bell pepper and bread crust. There is also a character like sucking on a peach pit. Decent tasting, but I am not a fan of the aroma.