Vir4030 (488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours a clear yellow with a nice head from a can. Aroma is a bit wince full but then you sorta get used to the nose bite. M wife, who has already tried this, is shaking her head. Yuck! You call this beer?
Bartzilla (524) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
We all wish for simpler times, when Little Kings 40s were 99 cents, when delivering telephone books was a legitimate excuse for work. Simpler times... when a hangover meant watching Alf, back to back before back to back Cheers episodes... waiting for your employed pals to get off work so you can repeat the last night’s beer guzzling festivities. Yes, this beer reminds me of those simpler times. So does Ballantyne.
If I were homeless (ultimate Simple Times), I’d panhandle outside Trader Joes and trade Joe my daily merits for these inconceivably awful cans of fortified bum juice.
Like Leelee Sobieski below me notes, this is your stereotypical adjunct ale. Catering to a class that favors function over fashion.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yet, again, another adjunct-laden crap of a beer, poured with no head and was nearly sickly sweet, with little hint if the higher abv. Reminds me of cheap Euro strong lagers.
davezal (4) - - JUN 19, 2012 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Too sweet and heavy alcohol taste. $4 still isn’t worth it. At trader Joe’s will refund the $4
Ribman (13) - Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I picked this up at Trader Joes in Santa Fe, and drove three hours home. The taste was of alcohol, and, well, beer. The body was unexpectedly robust.
HughConway (739) - Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
12 oz can from TJs. Tastes like rice. Kinda bad saki esque. Even ice cold it’s not pleasant and the Pilsener is the better choice.
aleph (231) - - APR 10, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Piss golden. Typical watered down, slightly malty, weakly flavored alcohol masking beverage. Poor in every respect. Don’t drink at all if this is your only option.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a thick white head. Not a lot of carbonation and extremely clean on the palate. Very easy to drink but a bit fruity.
Cheerz (2) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Picked up a sixer of cans at Trader Joe’s for $2.99. Whoa ... this stuff is boozy! Pairs well with leftovers the dog won’t eat. Good buzz for the buck, though.
mcmisko (349) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks light yellow with a small fluffy head. Smells like dry grass, kinda taste like it too. Some sweet malts, and acidic, heavy water. I recommend drinking this VERY cold if at all. But I would recommend choosing a different beer before that. The good thing is, this will get you drunk faster that other beers in this class, if you can handle drink enough of them that is.