blackisle (967) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Backlog 2011. Clear pale yellow color; aroma grain, corn, grass; moderate sweet and slightly bitter; light body, watery texture; aftertaste as in taste.
jpkeskinen (302) - FINLAND - JUN 17, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Drank from a can while on holiday and couldn’t find any good beer. The beer has very little taste, maybe a hint of hops.
Bulk_Carrier (2354) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Anyone out there remember the commercial "tastes as great as its name."
Hmmm...I hope I don’t sound too old saying that, well, anyways, here’s my take on this.
When this was actually poured into a pint glass, this is what I saw.
There was a semi-decent golden to yellow color with a rapidly dissipating foamy white head. There wasn’t any lacing.
The smell had some cooked corn/rice of sorts and that was it.
The taste was sweet through the cooked corn/rice of sorts.
The palate sat about a light to medium and had a decent sessionability about it.
Overall, hmmm....growing up this was my father’s go to beer to pour over the Memorial Day pig roast. I remember fairly well watching him sip over the can and then pour over the pig. It was kinda fun back in the day to watch everyone around me have a good ol’ time with beer and I thought back then maybe some day I’ll have my beer. Wow, what a walk down memory lane tonight as I see how many beers I’ve actually consumed and finally got around to this and honestly, would I have this again? Probably not. Why? Well, there just really isn’t much there. Maybe someday, I’ll do my own pig roast with my son and buy some of this just to show my son how much of an idiot I look like.
AgentAle (891) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma is bland malt and slight bitterness. Adjuncts and some carbonation present. Taste is much the same. Some sweet maltiness that is consumed by bland bitterness and malt dryness. Appearance is a clear gold with a pearl head that retains poorly.
Zarkam (507) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
355ml bottle from a supermarket in Helsinki, labelled as Pabst Blue Ribbon, 4.5% abv, seems to be the same stuff as in Sweden. Clear light yellow colour, tiny fully disappearing fizzy white head, no lacing. Aroma is mainly grain and corn with a hint of grassy hops. Taste is slightly sweet initially turning into a short bitterish finish with a metallic and chalky feel. Light body, dry/thin texture, lively carbonation. Quite a cheap feeling bulk lager, perhaps not quite as awful as Budweiser but on par with the cheaper stuff here.
Patrickctenchi (4394) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours clear, bubbly gold with a gigantic white head.
Lemon, barley aroma.
Watery, cereal-honey malt flavor.
Dull...aroma is not offensive, but the taste is incredibly lifeless.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. An easy-drinking international lager, you shouldn’t expect much.
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz can (Old Notes)-Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of corn, grains, and slight malt. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is not bad as it fills the need when drinking mass amounts.
guil0000 (283) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear yellow-golden color with a smallish white head. Nose is lemon, malt and corn. light mouthfeel with a mild bitter finish.
foyle (279) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 Appearance: pours a thick white head which recedes quickly. Light lacing. Pale straw color with much streaming carbonation.
Aroma: corn husks, lightly toasted barley, not much else
Mouthfeel: light and watery, a little papery. Finish is quite dry.
Flavor: white bread, corn sweetness, maybe a hint of hop bite.
Overall: ok, especially at the bargain price, but nothing to get excited about.