bugpilot (5) - Brisbane, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Need to get drunk? Only have a few dollars? Problem solved. This beer was indeed made for poor students, soldiers, and the occasional lucky bum. Bottoms up friends!
BeerandBlues2 (9984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Tall, 25 ounce can. Pours brilliantly clear yellow with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is wet paper and faint corn, rice and Pils malt, maybe some dirty ice from thousands of years ago, oooohh, dinosaur ice. Flavor is chewed paper (spit ball contest anyone?) with light corn and rice notes, not much dinosaur dirty ice (but some) with a dry finish. I do not think hops came within 100 miles of this beer. Hops were far enough away that if you were allergic to hops, they would not even need to add allergen labels to this beer. Light body, watery and thin with light carbonation. Is there a point to this beer?
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
"ahhh...the top ramen of american macrobrewing. no surprises here, you get what you pay for. a better value than some of the HORRIBLE 40’s out there, but why???"
JHeath99 (1079) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 Can. Pours a pale golden with no head. Aroma and taste of cheap ass malts. Not much other than that
ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma - :Almost non-existent, has a slight grain aroma.
Appearance- A nice clear light yellowcolor with a large white head
Taste - Mostly a grain flavor with an alcohol aftertaste
Palate- A thin bodied brew with light carbonation.
Overall - A bargain priced beer that is meant to be quaffed in large quantities. It is not bad and for the style of beer it is one of the better ones out there.
Darkmagus82 (1780) - - SEP 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-26-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a straw color with a big billowy white head that fades very rapidly. After the head fades the brew leaves almost no lace on the side of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is heaviest of corn and a little bit of a caramel malt. Mixed with these is a light alcohol aroma as well.
Taste – The taste starts out rather sweet of corn and caramel with a little bit of a bready backbone. As the taste advances it brings a mild flavor of cardboard to the tongue which grows even stronger as the brew warms over time. With the cardboard taste, so too comes some notes of caramel, which help balance them out slightly. In the end an overall sweet corn slightly off, yet still crisp flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the medium side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. Not bad for the style as it still maintains good drinkability, but a slightly thinner body and higher carbonation may have matched the flavor profile a bit better.
Overall – Rather average adjunct lager. Nothing to offensive but nothing too great- it gets the job done.
orangesol (894) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A - Pours pale yellow with a small one finger tall white head leaving light lacing down the glass.
S - Corn, faint alcohol, and a touch of hops and malt.
T - Very similar to the nose with plenty of adjuncts mixed in. Little to no hops, malt, barley, whatever, in this one.
M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Light, thin, watery, and fizzy about sums it up.
D - The go to party beer in college. Dirt cheap with a pretty terrible taste. Glad I don’t drink this too often anymore.
phaleslu (6657) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
(Revised from 2007 rating.) This one is pretty rough. Pours a pale piss gold with a lot of carbonation and a white head. Plenty of corn, sweet malts, metal, straw, wet grass - one that you kind of have to choke down. But it got the job done in college, offering a 5.9% boost for the lowest price per ounce. So I guess it has some value.
artmcd8 (1703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
College flashback. Stale beer smell, corn, pennies. Taste is sweet and disgusting. Stay away. This is worse than the light version.
terrybail (655) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
25 oz can shared with Steve and ruth
What can you say tastes like light corn syrup not good but better then some
bellco33 (370) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from can into pint glass: Pours clear yellow with a thin white head that disappears instantly. Aroma of booze, sugar, corn, and grain. Taste is really sweet, booze, corn, and nastyness. Light body, cloyingly sweet, not good.