Ernest (7031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Head is initially average sized, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), with light notes of DMS and metal.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky, unclean.
Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation.
I bought this because the can said it was "XX Pure". If thereís one thing I look for in beer, itís hardcore pureness. Who has time for softcore, itís 2011 now. This sharpened me up for a bit of the ultraviolent and the old in-out, in-out. Well, it probably would have if I had been able to stomach more than a few sips. Itís XX Pure Swill, baby.
MacBoost (1645) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ahh... Utica Club. Not the most complex or interesting beer in the world, but it gets the job done. $2 for a 12oz can at Montyís Korner. Pours a straw yellow, moderate carbonation. Unoffensive taste. Iím not going to say itís miles ahead of Budweiser/Coors/Miller, but it is slightly better. Would drink another if I was in the mood.
rjplumer (834) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale lager yellow. Mild head. Has a slight fruity bread aroma. Some mild hops in the taste along with some sourness. It finishes sweet but dry. Not too bad at all.
Jow (3033) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Saranac brewery in Utica while killing time. Pours standard lager yellow with no head really. tastes of light hops, light malt, toast, grains. its very standard all around but went well with the silly beerstein cartoons they were showing from the 50ís
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at Max and Jessí tasting. Pours pale gold. White head. Nose and taste of corn and pale malts. Average.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can left by Leighton at Max and Jessís place back at Max and Jessís housewarming way back in May or June. Seems it was time for us all to join the Club. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Grain and cabbage, toasted grain. Toast, sweet and grainy. Really not much going on, but this was nowhere near as bad as we were all anticipating. Not to say that it was good, just it could have been worse.
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can graciously shared by Maxxdaddy after a solid year of aging. How he resisted opening this whale for so long, we may never know. Pours rustic gold with a cap of white foam. Fresh harvested grains, husked corn, and sweet malts. You can find me in the Club.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Schultz & Dooley approve of this old gem. Gold, cheap aroma, industrial beery taste.
tennessejed420 (926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
from a can. Pours clear yellow gold with white head. Aroma of light corn, hop. Crisp, smooth, and refreshing. This is not bad for what it is, a better than average macro lager. Its kind of good in a way, it might become my new PBR.
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear yellow golden body, carbonated white head. Aroma is slightly metallic and slightly toasty. Mouth feel is slightly carbonated and rather watery. Flavors are light and muted, notes of toast and very little bitterness.