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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ChainGangGuy (4801) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with a very thin, white head. Smell: Vague herbal hop character conjoined with a tired malt and corn flake scent. Hmm. Very similar to its brother, the Simpler Times Lager, as if they were two sides of the same untasty coin. Taste: It’s a cheap beer with a cheap taste. Cereal grains with a drizzle of sweet corn syrup. Vague herbal hops with just a touch of bitterness, though not quite enough to balance, leaving you with a somewhat sweet finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Not recommended. Again, I’ll say it’s suspiciously similar to the Simpler Times lager. Even for a simple pilsner, it’s a below average, underperfomer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Indy. Citric, lightly grassy, otherwise explosively cloying nose. A little chalk. Sickly golden body with plenty of cheap carbonation and a rocky, jiggly beige (almost yellow-tinged) head. Taste is very cloying, light grain and corn with low-levels of bitterness and malt flavor. Light-watery body and a little metal rearing up before the mild citric aftertaste. Bad but not punishingly bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear amber with a large head. Poor retention and decent lacing. Aroma of grain, sugary notes and grassy hops. Taste is syrupy fruit notes, grain and grassy hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Pale/medium clear gold pour with surprisingly lovely foamy white head. Nose of metal, some almond paste, and slight hops. Lots of grain and corn, but in a better way than some, I guess. Tastes a bit better than it smells. Could drink this outside on a warm day, but probably wouldn’t be my first (or second, or third, etc.) choice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Straw to light golden color. Taller off-white head. Soft grain, old fashioned white paste, light floral hops and minerals. Light and quite bright in fell. Quite crisp as well. Dusty, slightly stale grain flavors that do not match the crispness. Almost a blue cheese mold component, or perhaps weeds spores. Just not quite there. Aso close but yet so far brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 21, 2009
12 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s. Light golden color. Light, and fairly flavorless. Tastes like Bud Light.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2009
I always look forward to a good pilsner but this didn’t get there. Yellow. Some corn. Mild lager yeast and light corn flavor. Purchased at Trader Joes, Minnesota.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Side by side with Simpler Times Lager. 12oz twist-off bottle. Clear golden color, foamy white head. Aroma of steamed mixed vegetables and straw. Straight forward malt flavor. Decent hop bitterness. Light bodied, good balance, Miller Lite clone. Unimpressed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma is lightly malty. Simple sweet pilsner malt. Fairly grassy with a lingering sweetness. Meh... it’s pretty plain really. Lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 10, 2009. Courtesy of JK. Gold color with a thin head. Aroma of corn and fruit. Taste is about the same. Quite sugary. If we were going purely by style, this would absolutely fail as a Pils. Other than that, it’s at least drinkable.

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