Shanebrews (210) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I usually drink this one on tap when alternatives are limited. My overall impression is of a mediocre beer, really no distinguishing characteristic. The color is deceptively dark, more brown than amber, giving way to an overly light body without much hop character. Itís drinkable but could be smoother, and it heads well.
alxsal (1) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee, brown, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, light body, long finish,
GnarlyGnome (699) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bleh... nothing to ever write home about. Itís a "gateway beer" to the very definition. Thereís some flavor there that might interest people who havenít tasted that in beer before... and in a pinch itíll work...but itís just a bit boring.
beer_rookie (46) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a pretty decent head on it, but quickly goes away, leaving some lacing on the glass....Aroma is mostly of roasted malt and some caramel, but not much... Taste is actually pretty bland, even my first sips with the head werenít great. I get more sweet than bitter and maybe slightly salty and dark roastedness...Mouthfeel is thin, maybe watery even. It is very drinkable however....Overall Iím disappointed in it. Itís not terrible, but itís better than most other A-B products.
willisread (388) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
At least a little flavor here. Not much aroma outside of a light graininess with slight hint of caramel. Slightly malty taste with caramel, but extremely light body. Lots of carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Better than a macro pale lager, but not much.
CharmCityCrab (184) - Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste is actually kind of reminiscent of a black and tan even more so than a bock or an amber lager. It really does give the illusion of someone making it by taking a yellow macro lager and a darker macro-type beer and mixing them half and half. A little bit of caramel malt and dark roasted malt, but mostly pale malt. Minimal hopping- probably noble hops, but who can tell? Aroma is a bit better than Iíd expect. In one store, I saw this priced like a macro lager, which is a good bit of variety at that price range. Possibly intended to compete with Yuengling Black and Tans in markets where Yuengling is sold.
maxwelldeux (4030) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found some old tasting notes, so I figured I should enter this. Poured from a bottle, and not exactly overwhelming with flavor. Nice crisp light flavors, and has a bit of the toastiness you get from darker beers.
foyle (290) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thin off white head that drops slowly with the mildest of lacing. Color is a clear deep amber with no visible streaming carbonation.
Aroma: very, very mild. Just a bit of breadiness and slight caramel.
Mouthfeel: mostly light, slighty sticky with a dry finish.
Flavor: roasty caramel, bread crust, a bit of raisin and cocoa, with mild lingering hop bitterness.
Overall: nice, easy drinking beer that should pair well with many foods.
RMcDaniel (6) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked the mild dark taste with veggie pizza,as well as drinking it without any food.
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Frozer (177) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft, very thin head. Not much aroma. Lots of cereal flavor. Light caramel malt. Not the best representation of the style, however, it is light in body making it easy to drink.
N3lson1 (310) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle.A decent beer by Michelob, most people hate Michelob, I donít mind them. This one has a slight caramel aroma but could use a little more roasted flavor. A pretty basic amberbock.