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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Using the original ingredients from when it was first brewed in 1897, we took the liquid back to its roots and made a highly sessionable everyday beer. \Bottled version brewed by the Miller plant in Irvindale, CA for the Primo Malting & Brewing Company (Pabst).
Draft version brewed by the Keoki Brewing Company on Hawaii.
http://www.thatsprimo.com

Made with Pure Island Cane. First brewed in 1897.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle, brought back by dodo, shared with Parksy. Clear golden body, average white cap that quickly thins and fades. Aroma is grainy, slightly sweet, with a whiff of grassy hops. Palate is pretty much identical, with a dry papery note in the finish. The pale malt is better than average here, with a lightly toasty twist. Not bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2009
First beer in Vegas. Waiter seemed overly thrilled about an amazing Hawaiian beer. golden pour with white head. Taste/aroma, light hops, thin notes of malt, crisp and some grainy mouthfeel. Nothing amazing here.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hansen (6616) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
Yellow coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma has notes of light bread, moderate hoppy, faint perfumed. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish lighjt bitter. Creamy texture.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcus (6498) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
This clear yellow beer poured with a fluffy white head and a light malt aroma. It has enough fmalt lavor to be drinkable, but is otherwise unremarkable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 23, 2013
thanks to Omar for this treat, had at the Friday Driveway Ops Party .. . 16oz can, from Hawaii .. . pours a simple gold .. . really great foam .. . mild sweetness- with lots of hay .. . has an alright mouth feel to it .. . good but got a touch gritty as it warmed .. .. . Judy almost fell over here hose, "shit, i be trippin"

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2010
22oz bottle for $1.95. Nice. Nose is corny, lightly sweet, some sugar, grain. Just rather sweet and pale lagery. Almost like a different PBR in a sense. Pours golden, thin head leaves quickly. Flavor has corn, grainy malt, sweetness, light crispness in the finish. Not much flavor, standard Miller product flavors here. Thin light body, crisp, thirst quenching. It is what it is. I am not morally opposed to pale lager so my rating might be a little high, but it when looked at within style guidelines it was not that bad really.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (5547) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Honolulu, Hi - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber. Medium gold pour, light white head, slight lace. Brief wet cardboard aroma. Flavor has some buttery notes, hint of metal, but not terrible overall. Somewhat of an oily mouthfeel. Noticed this beer as soon as I landed in Hawaii and remembered seeing the blue label with a warrior on it as a kid in California years ago.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Primo beer is still around? I remember seeing this beer from the Schlitzís Hawaii brewery back in the late 1970s before I could legally drink the stuff. From 12-oz bottle pours a clear golden pale colored brew with an average size white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring and film top. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of vanilla, sugar, corn, and a hint of floral hops. Taste is light bodied, some metallic texture with flavors of multi-grain malt with corn, a hint of honey and floral hops. Finish is a touch watery, semi-sweet with floral hop and corn aftertaste. Canít detect any sugar in taste but only in aroma. Itís a lot better than the the Schlitz historical 1970s vintage brew but itís still an average macro-style grain beverage with the marketing hype.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5143) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
I actually knda liked this one, for what it was. Copper, thin ring of foam. Mildly sweet, with a dryis note in the finish. A little bit of grainy flavors, too. Pretty refreshing, actually.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Corn, sweet malt, and paper. Corn, light sweet malt with a dry finish. A bit thin and fizzy.


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