Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2009
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
THOUGHTS: Youíve heard of barley wines, well this is barely beer. It was sort of like seltzer water with a shot or two of beer. No flavor at all when very cold. The most flavor you get from this is equivalent to what you normally get from a regular light beer burp. Plus the name makes me think of my old Nintendo 64, not beer.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very light, clear yellow with a small, white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was not awful, just barely there. There was light grain, very light grassy hops and corked corn. The initial flavor was very lightly sweet; while the finish was very lightly bitter with a short duration. There was water and seltzer; and hints of malt, honey and hops. The light body was watery with very fizzy carbonation and a finish like seltzer water.
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
2009-02-19. Very pale yellow body with a tiny white head that fades fast. Disgusting aroma is a melange of odd unpleasant bits. Phenols, alcohol, odd grainy character. Flavour is blessedly muted and dilute after the assault on the senses that was the aroma. Rough notes of what I imagine the smell of bags of garbage must taste like, thin washed out grains. Awful. Seriously? At least a brown bottle might have made it inoffensively bland. Bottle shared by GregClow/Swoopjones
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 2, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Wow, this beer sucks. Iíll take 64 calories or a good beer anyday vs this whole bottle. No taste, aroma is malts and crap. Not much to it, extremely light.
Dacrza (558) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Ah, a new classic... mega-bubbly, thinly yellow body that reminds me of liquid corn... head dissolves to soapsuds almost immediately... malty, almost with the sweetness of malt liquor--lacking in substance... thin, fuzzy palate... approximates water in its consistency--drinkable, yes.... watery cornflake and thinning malt leaves the tastebudswanting of flavor... MGD brags of its 64 calories--and rightfully so--but that would be the ONLY benefit to fisting this thin, whistle-wetting too-easy-drinking lawn mower companion... this review could be subttitled "Ballad of a Thin Beer," in honor of Bob....
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
23 oz draft at BW3 (Frankfort, Il). Drank just to try, strictly. Pours a transparent yellow with a decent lacing white head, surprisingly. Aromas are light, grainy and adjunct and faint. Initial is watery, faint, light adjuncty grain and subtle. The best description for this on tap is water. Not really bad, no skunk or off taste, but water. Debatable that this is a beer sometimes.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
super pale, no head. taste of corn and water. But its so watered down that it is at least inoffensive. I mean, you cannot rag on water, right?
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2009
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Typical macro......yellow, fizzy, corn and light.....this has to be the most watered down beer I have ever had. this is close to the Oíduols. Wow....power drinking. This will be fun just to see how many I can drink!
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear 12 oz bottle with twist off cap courtesy of Maniac :) Light grainy sweetness in aroma. Brilliant clear light straw with small rocky white head and very high carbonation. Very light sweet toasty grainyness with a very clean dry finish. Fizzy mouthfeel with slight carbonic bite. No hint of corn is a plus. Carbonic papery mouthfeel is a minus. Kinda like drinking soda water.
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2009
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 12 oz. bottle. Coincidentally, rating #1640. Okay, so my local Jewel has a "mix-a-sixer" rack, but itís usually megabrews, alcopops and Zima. But some one must have broken a case of SNPA, because now I could slip two bottles in with the four pale megabrews I havenít rated. Tick whoreís delight for under $6!
So, this is ghostly pale in the clear bottle. Pour looks just the same, teeny-tiny head, Smells of bile and corn syrup, really. Maybe thatís why people loose weight drinking it. Taste: Geez! This is a HOMEOPATHIC version of beer! Itís like soda water with a tiny dilution of malt liquor. So little taste, I canít even say it tastes bad. 64 calories? So what, I feel even more bloated by all the gas in it.
HogTownHarry (6133) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared by blankboy with me, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel. pale yellow (almost clear) - flat-looking, pretty much no head. Ugly, ugly aroma - ass, burnt diapers, plastic, weeds - bleagh. Tastes the same - a hint of apple cores and paper. Watery, harsh - oh fuck, why bother - it SUCKS.