DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2003
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled. If you want to try these beers, please do go to the brewpub, but don't take their packaged beers home. This is another bottle that somehow got contaminated: I got a musty smell of wet salted peanut shells when I opened it, and it permeated the taste. Color was very pale, yet murky at the same time. Very stale taste. Either their bottling operation has problems, or they're storing their packaged beers way too long.
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Northwoods in Eau Claire, WI on Nov. 18, 2011. Clear light yellow pour, minimal head. Very slight fruit nose. Light watery palate. Almost no taste - touch of fruit and grain. Not good.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear golden, lots of carbonation. Lots of corn and grain on the nose as well. Some german hops im assuming s what i smell. semi sweet malt character that rides through this beer.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Pours a remarkably clear, light golden body with a thin, wispy white head.
Smell: A handful of corn kernels, a pinch of sulphur, and light cereal notes make up this aroma.
Taste: It’s corny, but less corny than the aroma would have you believe. Lightly sweet cereal flavor. Not much hopwise to speak of. There’s a light sourness to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: I feel like I deserve a prize of some sort each time I finish a Northwoods beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: September 29, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: light sweet cereal and corn aroma
Flavor: tart lemony flavor with sweet cereal grains, lasting tart finish, almost a shandy
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
Score: * /4
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours light gold with a average white head and pretty big carbonation. Aroma is light corn and grains, wheat, malts. Flavor is sour corn and malts, light hops. NEXT........
Skyview (5537) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Picked up single bottle from brewpub. Pours a very light, watery blonde gold brew, as light as a diet ginger ale. No head except a touch of film topping and a thin bubbly ring. Aroma is some honey, and a touch of flowery hops. Taste is highly carbonated, light tobacco, and a sweet flowery hop finish. The palate is very watery and light. Too clean of a finish with no after taste.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a very light yellow with no head to speak of. Little carbonation. I smell a little sweet malt in the nose. Flavor is sweet with a honey fruitiness and lightly toasted malt. Easy to drink, not a big flavor monster.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours amber with white head. Thin aroma of grain and fruit. Flavor is very watery with a minor hop presence. Not much to like here at all.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber color soapy white head well laced. Light aroma hints of grain touches of apricot. OK coat some fiz. almost like a mild apa very mellow light floral hop. Very plain but drinkable.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2005
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Lightly hazed, pearish, pale appearance, slim fizziness above, wastes away instantly.
Slick, sick, fades aroma...something’s off in the bottling line here, as this is the fourth beer yet from this company that a plastic-y smell, no real hops, no actual malt, just really wrong.
Taste: actually quite horrible. A mess. Flat, cardboardy, unattractive...well, an accident...or, so I hope.
The whole thing feels infected. This should never have left the plant.