bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a real discount store. Pours amber with a creamy light beige head. Medium caramel aroma. Med body. Flavor is rather toffee, perhaps with a touch of diacetyl. There’s some decent noble hop bitter. It actually has some bitter in the finish.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of earth, grass, and faint citrus. Subtle flavor of earth and straw. Essentially, not a far strech from some tap water.
Tmoney99 (11694) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with small whit head. Light aroma. Light to medium body. Light malty and nut flavor with small finish.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle-pours a dissipating off white head and copper color. Aroma is some medium malt, nutty, adjunct?, earthy. Taste is some medium malt, nutty, adjunct?, earthy/spice (some saaz) hops. A bit thin on the finish. OK/mild carbonation.
Ratman197 (10882) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear light amber with a lasting offwhite head. Aromas of bread, carmel and light nuttiness. Palkate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, bread and a hint of citrus with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little malty in aroma, pours a nice light dark to amber with no head. Bitter on the palate and a little burpy.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Eh, I have grown tired of trying the Mich beers in hopes that they actually brew a good one. I give up. malty on the nose and very malty with some sweetness. Pretty damn bland. Not one I will try again.
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sparkling clear, amber lager. Large, fizzy, white head.
The aroma is of malt and yeast with hints of cheap perfume.
The flavor is too sweet, thin and watery. Lively carbonation. Short, sweet finish with a parting shot of damp straw.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from a sampler. Orange pour with a medium head that quickly disappears. Aroma is major toasted grain with fruity banana notes. Taste is pretty much exactly the same. Very sweet, lively carbonation and medium bodied.
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another half-hearted attempt at an established style by A-B. Clear brownish amber color with a thin off-white head and nil lacing. The aroma is light malt and caramel. Light-bodied with a sweet malt character. Small nut and caramel flavors as well. The finish is lightly sweet with a bit of hops at the end. Another Reader’s Digest beer that is pretty easy to drink.