pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2005
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bought this at Aldi in Greenfield, Wisconsin on 10/21/05 for $4.49 a 12 pack. It has long been my opinion that Huber produces some of the worst beers on Earth. While this beer is not one of their worst, it is still pretty awful when compared to anything any other brewer makes. I don’t know what strain of yeast Joe Huber uses, but it gives all their beer a funny Bisquick taste & FEEL in the mouth. Head lasts for a few minutes, but when it dissipates it leaves a strange, lardy film on the side of the glass. I have never known any beer to do this, and it’s very gross. And yes, I did change glasses and made sure it was the beer & not a dirty glass with soap residue. I gave it an above average grade for appearance, because it does pour a darker than average amber. This, of course, is because of the high level of corn sweetner. Huber uses more corn in their product than Orville Redenbacher .
It has a funny, doughy taste, with little flavor of hops or barley. After taste is odd, almost plastic like. I searched the web, but could not find the alcohol content. Regardless, at any price this isn’t even good enough as a alcohol delivery system. It smells funny, it taste funny, and it leaves a disgusting trail on your glass like a squid. Avoid!!
RSRIZZO (1836) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this beer on 7/5/2006. Aroma is a light malt scent that has corn like back tones. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and thin head. Taste is sweet with a nice mild bitterness on the end. Nothing great but OK to drink.
Tmoney99 (9583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can from Aldi. Light pale color with a minimal frothy white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Light grainy aroma. Lighjt to medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish. Drinkable,but not my first choice.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2006
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can. So I am at work and the holidays are upon us and my co-workers decide that beers are in order. Now I know for a fact that there is Old Raspy and Commodore Perry in that fridge so I am definately in, but what do they go for... Northstar??? Alright, I’m no snob so I’ll bite... I say "send a can this way." The minute I pour this into my Dixie Cup glass I immediatly regret my decision as the pale yellow liquid fills the creases of of my wax layered cup. The aroma leaves no promise of redemption and I think to myself... this is gonna be bad. I try a sip and watered down flavors of corn and very mild lemon make there way to my apprehensive gut. This is bad stuff... really bad. After I finish I make a dash for the fridge and the Old Raspy, hoping all the while that my visably shaken constitution gets me there.
Hal2 (1) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2006 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
A ’craft-brewed", light, pale lager style (aged after brewing for a few weeks) this beer MUST BE SERVED BELOW 36 DEGREES F. At higher temperatures the carbonation, flavor and palate suffers. The brew pours a light gold with an adequate head. The light yeast, malt and hops provides a nice taste to go well with baked/barbqued chicken or grilled burgers. It is a great value as a meal enhancer. It does not overpower the meld of flavors in a typical meal and is available at Aldi’s for $4.99 a 12 pack... so you can afford enough Northstar to feed the whole clan and not break the bank!
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours a clear gold with a surprisingly large, fluffy head into my duvel tulip (hah). Pretty rancid aroma, though mild in its rancor -- smelled significantly worse directly from the can. Allowing the beer to breathe in the tulip made it slightly less offensive. Flavor is nasty too though quite mild. Undercarbonation really brings out the worst of this beer.
Headbanger (2730) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2006
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz can-Aroma of dirty dish towels. A light clear golden with no head retention. Taste with a slight hint of corn otherwise no taste.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a pale gold with a small white head. Corny grainy aroma with a sweet grainy taste. Clean finish
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2007 Congratulations to me, my 100th rating! Too bad this is some filthy f’ing swill. Corn and zinc.
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2006
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer is pretty awful, as would be expected from the price (less than $5 a 12 pack at Aldi). Now don’t get me wrong, I like Aldi as much as the next guy, but don’t buy this. Lot’s of corn dominates the taste, and just a general nastiness as is present in all macros kills any chance of me regularly drinking this. Avoid.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured medium gold with a fairly durable head and light lacing. Aroma lightly malty with a hoppy note. A good light bodied, malty on the dry side, a little spicy with mild, mellow hoppiness in the finish. Reminds me a whole lot of their Rhinelander brand and a pretty good cheap beer that might even enhance your Aldi experience.