DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Why pick this as my 100th RateBeer? I don’t have any exotic or rare brews handy, having already rated the World Wide Stout. I thought of going the other way and sampling a Santiago; but even for a 7-Eleven beer, it was overpriced, and I’d be left with five more bottles. Then I saw this on sale for $5 a sixer at the store. Here’s a long-standing brand that’s returned to local control after a disastrous period of ownership by Barton Brands, and is now back in the Chicago market. That’s the kind of beer story we need to hear more about!
And it’s a nice beer. A foamy head that dissipates quickly, but underneath is a noticable darker beer than most pilseners, with a constant stream of tiny bubbles. The malt has a slightly toasty taste, with a nice hop balance and nice effervescence. Some adjunct is hinted at, but not noticeable. It leaves a nice malty aftertaste behind. It’s a standard beer that’s almost good for sipping slowly.
Re-visited, 3/30/08. Found a loose bottle at Binny’s on Rt. 83, and thought it was time for a revisit. It’s not an "Anniversary Beer," but just has label info that this is the brewery’s 150th anniversary. I think my original rating may be higher than I might give it today, but not by much. It is darker than other pale lagers, but middlin’ compared to pilseners, true. But it still has some decent malt character you’d never find in a BMC, a light hop presence, and a hint of cereal adjuncts. Better than more than a few German imports to have crossed my palate, and one of my default "cheap brews."
TXBadger (1625) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains mainly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty clean and smooth.
b3shine (5981) - Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent gold with white head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells of biscuit and lager yeast with mild hop notes and a touch of grain. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay for what it is.
DW78715816 (76) - Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decent, not a lot going on bit smooth and inoffensive - better than Bud miller or Coors - but really nothing great
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
felsenpils (118) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very clear with good carbonation, but the aroma tells of what is yet to come. Quite sweet taste, this is an adjunct beer. Better than the mainstream big beers, but not something to search out.
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle. Deep golden with small head. There’s nothing remotely special about this. It’s a bland, watered down beer. Light malt and pretty much nothing else.
edgallow (2467) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of grain and grass. Taste is malts and a hint if bitterness.
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lgvhockey91 (5) - - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It tastes like a macro beer, say coors labatt miller, though some people say they like it.
rangerred (971) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a crystal clear dark gold with just a tiny fizzy head. Nothing at all in the way of head retention or lacing.
Aroma of light sweet corn and bread with just a touch of biscuit. Some light grassy hops floating on top.
Fairly light flavor as well but there is nothing off about it. Corn and bread along with some spicy, grassy hops and a light refreshing bitterness. Moderate mouthfeel with a very clean finish.
Overall, one of the better AAL’s I have had. Very refreshing and no off flavors. One to pick up again.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear Yellow, Huge Bubbly Head, Lots of Lacing. Light Grainy Aroma. Slightly Sweet, grain, corn, light bitter finish. Light watery body. Easy to Drink. OK for what it is, session beer, but not sure what so "Special" about it.
boozedude (2102) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light yellow pour with white head, super light grainy malty beer... not sure why uts called point spe ial.. Should be point boring lager