GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz bottle at The Federal in Durham, NC. Clear pale golden color without any head or lace. Smells strange...like lemon squeezed into a glass of water. Tastes suprisingly similar...a little lemony and there is a metallic aftertaste. Crisp and exhuberantly carbonated. Poor effort.
Uticarich (1) - Utica, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Utica club leaves something for the tongue to remember. A brewery with history and swagger. I love it.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz. can. Pours a light yellow with a fizzy white head. Very, very light aroma. Not much flavor to speak of. Does anyone remember the days when F.X. Matt brewed "Maximus Super"?!!
jb (2539) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
No head, yellow, decent floral aroma. No foul tastes , points for that, but pretty darn light and inoffensive.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Stale aroma, weak malt smell, no hops. Pale, golden with small head. Flavor is weak, watery, and has little of what the label calls "pilsner". Crappy beer. I am not sure it is worse than a buttwiper.
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Clear gold pour with a foamy head. Very bitter and sour aroma with metallic hints. The flavor is sweet at the beginning and then metallic and dry. Very unpleasant. It gets extra points however for being a historically significant beer.
ThirstyDave (23) - Thompsons Station, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Not so great. The Matt Brewing Co makes excellent beer. This throw back to pre prohibition days is not an example of their talent.
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought a twelve pack in Binghamton, NY for under five bucks. Piss water appearance with short foam, and few bubbles. Iíll give it extra points for being a classic beer resurrected, but its "absolutely chemical tasting swill".
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chris always talks about the good old days of Shulz and Duli (sp?), so when I found this at a beverage store near the beach in North Carolina, I just had to get some to share wth him. Itís basically a light lager with not too much of an adjunct presence, well carbonated, a very little bit of hop dryness at the end.
joehribar@hhsgov (2) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer., great taste not bloating I wish I could find it in northern VA.