Frank (3508) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is something. It is not agressively foul but neither is there anything good to say about it really. It is perfectly clear yellow with a head that remains at a few bubbles around the edges for the duration. It kind of tastes like blue raspberry candies but only mildly so. It mostly tastes like nothing at all aside from a slightly medicinal bitterness in the finish. Its not sweet at all so maintains a decent level of drinkability. The carbonation is vigorous but fine so not harsh. Actually, as far as I can seperate the texture from the taste of it, it is really quite nice, soft and full w/o being heavy. This is really one of the better malt liquors I have had, esp. once you start getting into the 8% gravity range. I mean, I am not in love w/ it. I would not drink it if it had no alcohol in it but for a beer designed exclusively to get you drunk on the cheap, it is really pretty good.
BierMeHoos (365) - Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ok Quality, 25 oz can. Yellow pour white head. Corn malt aroma. Sweet malt grain taste. Smooth for 8%. Not too bad but not great.
Darkmagus82 (2052) - - MAY 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-16-12 -
Poured from can into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a golden color with a big billowy slightly off white head. The head fades fast leaving a very light amount of lacing.
Smell –Corn is quite heavy in the nose, with a little bit of caramel sweetness.
Taste – Corn strikes again, with a white sugar taste mixed in. These flavors last to the end of the taste, where a big alcohol flavor then makes it presence known leaving a very warming, but somewhat off boozy/corn aftertaste in the mouth.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel on this one is a bit on the creamier side and the carbonation level is just below average. It makes it very easy to drink and is actually quite nice.
Overall – The mouthfeel is the nicest component of the beer. It really is not the best malt out there and with it being more expensive then something like a Steel reserve and being, at least in my mind, of lesser quality, I am not sure why someone would choose this brew if looking for something low cost and high potency.
snoworsummer (3497) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a tall boy can. Pours light clear gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes very musky, like sweet corn and grains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk and sweet skunky beer.
sonnycheeba (4385) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tall boy can (with an extra ounce per the label). Pours pale yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma is corn, malts, and funk. Flavor is plain bad...spoiled corn and grains. Light body and low carbonation.
joestatix (3) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First off Im not a Craft Beer guy. I m the type of guy that likes to sit back and slam on pappies ol" cough syrup and have to clench my hand to handle the swig. With my disclaimer said I like this one a lot. Its easy to drink. As long as its icy cold it has a tasty fizz a fresh light to medium grainy taste, Its not ment for beer connoseurs with high price pallets. This is a good ol wet your whistle - college frat house - girl just left me - bee. I pay $1.09 at CVS for a 24 oz. 3 of these gets me were I am heading.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Quality. Yellow pour white head. Corn malt aroma. Sweet malt grain taste. Smooth for 8%. Not to bad. $1 for a 25oz. Easy drinker.
jtclockwork (11244) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can for God knows why. Pours clear yellow with white fizz head. Nose and taste of sweet corn, cereal grain and light lemony metallic grain. Light bodied.
Brutesdad (3) - - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For Malt liquor, surprisingly enjoyable, and highly drinkable. I enjoy it. I do have to advise that is not one to be drinking at anything less than super cold.
Chad9976 (1468) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I poured a 25oz can into a large mug. It was canned on 12/2/13 and cost $0.97 ($0.04 per ounce).
Appearance: Bright yellow hue, crystal clear with plenty of effervescence visible. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which quickly fizzles away and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Virtually odorless. Faint aroma of generic adjunct lager, but nothing repulsive.
Taste: Malt liquors are a fickle bunch. Drank cold out of the fridge they tend to be bland and inoffensive, but once they warm their ugly side comes out. Which is the true character of the beer? Since most people who drink beers like Natty Daddy aren’t sipping on them like a barleywine, I’m going to opt for the cold flavor profile.
Not that is much of a profile anyway. This brew is bland and virtually flavorless. It does have the generic and familiar adjunct macro lager character to it in that it’s light-tasting with no discernible malt character and absolutely nothing in the way of hops. Some corn flavor is noticeable, along with some metallic-like flavor on the finish, though this is par for the course. Otherwise, there doesn’t seem to be any of the usual suspects like acetaldehyde or DMS. Not even the alcohol is noticeable. This is actually not that bad of a beer, but simply being bland is not attribute.
Drinkability: I was a little nervous going into Natty Daddy as the 8% ABV on the label is usually an indicator of something foul. Yet, this beer drinks and feels as light as any regular macro lager. The mouthfeel is thin and crisp and finishes almost completely clean. There is no warmth from the booze at all. I wouldn’t call it refreshing, but I have to admit it’s quite drinkable for what it is.