MrBunn (2528) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber with little head. Aromas are faint and kind of grassy with a little bit of caramel and lemon. Flavor is largely bitter with a little bit of a caramel malt presence, but this is pretty unspectacular.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, as Michigan Summer Ale. Light hazy amber colour with a white head. malty, light caramel sweet aroma with hoppy floral notes. Fruity sweet flavor with a light citric note.
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours amber . bread, sweet, watery finish. had high hopes at the beginning of the first sip but was dissapointed by the end. could use some more hops.
Holdwine (1111) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much to say here. Average pale ale. Not sure about "distinctly American". Maybe if America is full over boring beer. Bottle from Jon.
HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle, pours hazy gold, aroma is light citrus and malt, not a significant hop presence, well balanced, light crisp refreshing, hop bitterness becomes evident on the finish, easy drinking pale, nicely done.
ben4321 (4465) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
June 2008 Beer of the Month Club
Overall Impression: Very average, decent Pale Ale
vomit (188) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2009 Not bad. Surely it is not on a par with Blatz. However I could definitely see myself getting loaded on this and driving my truck into a knotty white pine. Nice hoppy aroma and taste. Michigan is not just famous for the greatest NFL franchise apparently they make some pretty bitchin’ beers as well....long live Blatz!
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a warm amber golden color, with a small white head. Aroma is a lot of sweet malts, caramel, and a back drop of hops. Taste follows, a lot of malty sweet and caramel tastes up front and finished with a clean hoppy taste.
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,355l as Michgan Summer Ale. Dark golden colored. A large fluffy head leaving patterns on the glass. Sweet hoppy & fruity aroma. Fruity flavor of citrus. Sweet but some fruity bitterness. Good! KI=6
mjg74 (2688) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Medium amber in color upon pouring. Aroma is somewhat bready, with a little bit of hoppiness. Flavor is fairly bitter, but has a bit of a plastic flavor to it.