Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for killing me with this one and offering a quasi-refreshing liquid for in between beers at a recent tasting. "Palate cleanser between IH Kryptonite, Lawsons Double Sunshine, HF Double Citra and Abner before Pegs RARE DOS." Thanks for typing that sentence for me, Michael. Also, a bottom 100 tick. Score. Served in a tulip.
Pours a clear golden color with a fizzy white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Nose brings mild pomegranate plus a load of fake raspberry. Flavor is the same plus same grain. Artificial sweetener and a bit of tannin. Not bad as a soda, pretty bad as a beer, though not undrinkable.
I had this quote in my notes, which I must have said: "Doesnít age (aka 2 hours) on my deck very well." Quite true. It certainly got worse as the open bottle sat around in the sun for awhile, though rest assured, I reviewed this under the optimal conditions of it being at its ideal serving temperature, i.e. just above freezing.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-10-2011
bpreo (1312) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A female friend was drinking this, no surprise there. Since it was new to me, I had to have a sip. Very plain, and very fruity. You need not know any more.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle, picked up a single of this at Liquor Barn. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with about a half inch white head. Pretty much no head retention at all, but thereís a decent bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet and fruity, it smells like candied pomegranates and raspberries. There arenít any "beer-like" aromas, but it does have a nice fruity smell. The brew tastes like slightly watered down pomegranates and raspberries. Mouthfeel/body is light and watery, it has moderate carbonation, itís smooth and itís easy enough to drink. Itís an OK fruity drink, but it seems more like a malt beverage than a beer. As much as I hate to say it, I liked it a lot more than I thought I was going to.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank 3/19/11. 12 oz bottle into lager glass. Pours a pale clear yellow with a medium white head; retains itself pretty well, surprisingly; even leaves some lace. Artificial aroma of raspberries and pomegranates, no surprise. Taste is sweet and grainy; little bitterness. Very bland. As I said with Shock Top Raspberry Wheat, another Michelob product, it tastes more like berry-flavored seltzer water than beer. Highly carbonated, dry, and light-bodied. Although there are no off-notes, this is probably the boringest fruit beer Iíve ever had--no surprise.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz single bottle from Country Club Liquors. Crystal clear yellow with a small pale yellow head. Nose of raspberry soda; very sweet with hints of cherry cough syrup thrown in. Flavor is lightly sweet, a mild raspberry note, and creamed corn.
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
How does beer with katie. The poor is a clear gold. Theobroma is full of raspberries pomegranate and other sweet fruits. Flavor is an instant sweetness on the tongue with hints of strawberry and pomegranate. Shockingly underrated
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tastes like Sunny Delight. Lime syrup. Alka-Seltzer. Larger smell than taste. Doesnít really taste like anything at all.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had enough of someone elseís (who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty) to get an idea. Light golden color with little white head. Aroma was dominated the the fruit. Flavor was fake fruit sweetness and not much else. This isnít beer, and in this testerís opinion, it isnít good.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear bright gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of cherry urinal cakes, fake fruit. Taste of seltzer soda water, sodium, hint of raspberry, very obviously artificially carbonated.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain and some fruit notes. Flavor of artificial fruit and grain with a fizzy mouthfeel.