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There are times when an ice-cold beer fits the bill. This is an easy-drinking brew thats reliably tasty without being fussy. Its a straightforward beer with good hop flavor without it being over the top. This speaks of a simpler time when you could order a beer, and they wouldnt bring you a full menu. Theyd just bring a good beer at a good price. Life can be complicated, but your beer does not have to be. Enjoy the taste of Simpler Times.


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1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bartzilla (534) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
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 nights beer guzzling festivities. Yes, this beer reminds me of those simpler times. So does Ballantyne. If I were homeless (ultimate Simple Times), Id 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.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
medaglia (10) - - OCT 25, 2014
Save your time and money. The beer is horrible. Its cheap for a reason. No quality. ALL THE BEER is watery dish-water. Sure, one can buy this from Trader Joes for a low price, but really, what you get is nothing on par to quality. Id rather put the extra money towards a pint or six pack of something more proven and worthwhile. This beer is made cheap for a reason and its to sell out. The owners, both non brew-masters by the way, just some trust fund rich kids, are slinging this dishwater to steal your money. I mean go on the website, it shows the guy walking out of his Escalade SUV and the interviews with him and the sister "co-owner" show the trust fund babies they are...both siblings are narcissistic and ridiculous. I would give this a zero rating if I could. I really am not a troll, I only tell the truth.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thornecb (4464) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Straight from can. Macro corn and biscuit aromas. Sweet and sour grass, corn, and hay upfront turning dry in the medium length cloying finish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"if i were rating this on price alone, it would score higher. as it was, i was hoping for but not really expecting, an average beer. what i got was a step above a typical macro lager, but just a step. lots of corn sweetness, a touch of hops, slightly unpleasant carbonation...little else. no complexity. not better/worse ice cold or warming. just meh. a very tiny bit more interesting than the pils."

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
suprchunk (2268) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Golden pour. Small white head. No lacing. Muddled aroma of malt and vegetation. Taste is a bitter mirror of the sane.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stevoj (2244) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Cereal grains with some candy/vanilla sweetness, but heavy on the corn. Pure malt throughout, not a sign of any hops. Slick and sweet.

1.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
sawbuck (341) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Faint aroma of corn, grains, and sweet malt. Deep yellow color with a tan head. Off sweatness, almost artificial up front. No bitterness to blance. Undrinkable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Can into glass...clear light copper pour with funky old malts aroma...taste is freaking horrid

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
This is remarkably similar to bad Polish mocne. It is like malt liquor but not quite the same. It smells like turf grass and malt syrup and tastes sweet and metallic. There are notes of cotton candy, Capn Crunch and oxidation on a penny. It does have nice, creamy carbonation which is something brewers who generally make beer that tastes good have trouble achieving. In this way, this beer is something of a paradox. In other ways, this beer is just bad. Take what you want from that.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shooter42 (130) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pretty decent summer time beer for the price at Trader Joes. This beer gets very cold and goes down smooth. Flavor is fresh malty sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippieFee (63) - - JUL 6, 2014
Can - Lots of malt sweetness on this beer. Very little hops to balance the sweetness.


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