ffbot (310) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank this straight from the can.
I didn’t know if this was a "true" malt liquor or not, but indeed it is. Given that information this might just be second runner to Mickey’s in terms of smooth and regular tasting malt liquors. Also, this is a higher percentage so that gives this beer more credibility that it is drinkable.
Nice blond coloring with light carbonation. Smell is hay, sweet, some metal and tiny bit alcohol.
Taste is good, has a nice mouthfeel and feels like a true beer going down. Highly satisfying, I drank this on a warm pleasant day in my back yard and I felt like it was the perfect beer for it.
I like this beer, I might like this more than Mickey’s actually....
Darkmagus82 (2218) - - MAR 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a billowy white head of two finger height. The head has a light level of retention, fading rather fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a corn and sweet caramel smell. Along with these smells comes some notes of a paper smell as well as a little bit of a more grainy aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter corn syrup taste mixed with a little bit of a bready flavor. As the taste advances some more metallic and paper flavors join the taste profile, giving a somewhat off flavor to the brew. A grainy flavor replaces the bready at the end of the taste, with the flavor that is left on the tongue at the end being one that is of a malt liquor base, with it being somewhat musty and metallic, all while not super offensive,.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner and more watery side for an ale of 7.2 % with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. While it has a lighter body, the thinner feel mixed with the higher carbonation level is more appropriate for the sweeter, more malt liquor like flavors of the brew, and make for a rather easy drinking feel.
Overall – Not the greatest malt out there. It has a bit too much of an off metallic and papery taste to make it one of the better for the style.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Corn, grains and oddly grainy. Surprisingly good.
andrewje41 (2619) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2015
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
16 Oz can poured incorrectly. Figured what the hell. Barely local, but still. need the tick. Horrible aroma to this. Ouch. Suprised I can drink this stuff with this blast of pure nasty. Flavor is much better, though that doesn’t necessarily make it good. Flavor is mostly absent, which I don’t know if I should be thankful for. Crisp finish. People drink this for pleasure? This was strictly business. To end on a good note, there absolutely has to be something worse out there. Maybe I’m being a little harsh. Tastes like a less than appealing pilsner. Alllllright.
slowrunner77 (9421) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
a "little" better than the standard Rainer (which is utter garbage so really not a compliment). Just less offensive swill with better body and ever so slightly cleaner.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Sweetish malty grainy flavor. Has a sweetish malty grainy finish.
GenDV138 (5509) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Yellow with off-white head. Aromas of skunk. Tastes of skunk and wheat. Light body with a dry finish.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can @ Presidential Suite. Clear golden pour with a small white head. Ginger ale, 7 Up, and corn. Very sweet, sugary, and cidery. Flavor is just all sugary sweetness. Corn, apple juice, and 7 Up. Really weird chemical bitterness. Not tame.
phaleslu (9020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
16 oz. can opened at the RBSG bottle ’n fart ’n malt liquor share. Pours a pale gold, clear, with a small white head. Notes of pale malts, corn, straw, minerals, candy, maybe some apple. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. The Koolie 600 right before it worked a bit better.
Frank (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have wanted to try this beer for a very long time and now that I have I am disappointed it is neither as good nor as bad as I hoped. It is clear and strong and just petering on the edge of where malt liquors taste like stronger versions of regular cheap beer and start getting into strange Jolly Rancher off notes. Definitely a good choice if you are of the mindset to get good and hammered.