ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
24 oz can into a glass. Woo, íMerica! Wait...
A: Pours a straw color. The three-finger white head actually has a bit of duration to it - a good duration, actually. Thereís even some spotty lacing left on the glass. For a macro lager, this looks damn good.
S: The aroma is generally pretty corny, with some lime sweetness. Not as bad as, say, Budweiser.
T: It starts with a notable presence of cereal grains. Aside from a subtle fruit ester quality and the faintest twinge of hops on the aftertaste, there isnít a whole lot of flavor. The best feature isnít that itís great, because it clearly isnít, but that the bad elements of the style are restrained acceptably.
M: It feels sweet and even a bit slimy on the palate. However, if thereís a positive trade-off, itís that the raging carbonation ever-so-prevalent in the style is dialed back well. Very easy to drink, but I wish it was drier - the sweetness is a bit cloying to me.
O: Iíve had FAR worse macro lagers than this. And Iíve even had worse craft beers than this, too. This is perfectly okay, if not exactly good. I can now see where some of you Canadians are coming from - this blows our BMC out of the water. Hell, Iíd even drink this again.
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-30-12-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- Pours a golden color with a two finger fizzy head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave almost no lacing.
Smell Ė The nose is very light and consists of a little bit of corn and a light herbal hop and rice smell.
Taste Ė The taste begins with some malty and bready flavors and a light corn sweetness. As the flavor advances the bready flavors are lost to an increase in corn flavor. More toward the end of the taste a light citrus hop along with a artificial sweetness and cardboard/paper taste come to the tongue.
Mouthfeel ĖThe body of the beer is on the slightly lighter side with a carbonation level that is a little on the higher side. Both decent for the style, but nothing too exceptional.
Overall- For an adjunct this is not one I would likely go for. It is drinkable, but not anything I would like to drink on any occasion.
MarkoR (504) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
355 ml can. Like drinking water with a bit of malt in it. The kind of beer you get to taste when visiting family and being offered one...
Ctplt777 (107) - - AUG 5, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
It is what it is. Itís not going to change the world. It is however refreshing on a hot day by the pool or beach or in most situations when you want a cheap decent beer. Its a typical macro lager. I think itís a little sweeter than some of the other ones out there. Overall, itís nothing beer snobs are going to flip out about but it is what it is and itís been around for a while so itís obviously done something right.
rok1024 (1077) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright golden yellow appearance, medium head. Corny and grainy aroma, some malts, light hops. Light and watery, refreshing. Decent Pale Lager.
kevinsenn (1057) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at a wedding. Pours clear pale yellow. Aroma has nothing interesting. Creamy taste, otherwise dull. About as good as I remember it being.
Bork (128) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Essentially flavorless beer with some unpleasant hops and slight astringency on the finish. No, Canada
gslasor (3) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fitting first rating. 5% Bottle from my brotherís fridge, half and half in a shaker. This is a Canadian classic. Light colour, minimal lace. Deeper gold than most American lagers. Aroma is sweet grain and a hint of malt. In the mouth this is as youíd expect, typical lager body, this goes down easy. Taste is more grain, wet cardboard, rubber bands. Sweetness on the finish Iím not too fond of. You can definitely do worse.
kerenmk (2270) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aluminum bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pale gold with a small white head. Sweetish and sugary aroma with a sweetish, a little grainy, sticky taste. Light body, too long finish.
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
blackisle (648) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Can 33cl. Clear pale golden, grainy, corn aroma, watery texture, sweet taste, fresh thin aftertaste.