DuffMan (7627) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
At least this one didnít make me turn my head away in reulsion with its aroma! Sweet grainy aroma and flavour, again with that odd artificial sugary component that I canít stand in so many of Minhasí beers. Also the expected thin watery palate. Iím giving the rest of these Minhas specialty pack beers to my father-in-law. They should re-label the case to be "Historic Bottles of American Piss".
drowland (6674) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this a long time ago, as itís in my records, but I didnít take down good tasting notes!
PorterPounder (6062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of the Historical Beers of America "toolbox" 12 pack - picked up at Publix in Tallahassee, Fl - Killearn - 12 oz bottle. Light copper appearance, thin, trailing white head, decent bubble action. Not much of an aroma - some fresh lake water; perhaps a hint of olive oil. Flavor is very subtle and has some hoppy, bitter hints and brief nuttiness to round it out. Fairly well balanced. Not too much else going on with this one. Turns a tad metallic near the finish. Mouthfeel on the thin side. Had worse - decent for a pale lager.
Braudog (5978) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Gee, what a surprise ... yellow, starchy, topped with a poofy white. The aroma is fruity, maybe estery. The drink introduces some grassy aspects, a hint of some leafy hoppiness, mustiness. This is a beer that kind of illuminates the difference between an all-malt, full flavored lager versus an adjunct laden macrolager, but unfortunately isnít all that well balanced. Good, but fails to meet the great level. (#3377, 4/3/2008)
TheBeerGod (5506) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a small white head. Nose is malty with light fruit notes and grass. Taste is a bit sweet side. Yogurt covered raisins, sweet malts, light grass and mild hops. Body is medium with above average carbonation feel. Finishes with more sweet amlts and fruit. Lighter grassy notes and a hint of caramel towards the end.
Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark gold, nice big white head. Faint aroma. Sweetish flavors - malty slightly fruity. Not much hop flavor. Just too sweet.
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer might have the nicest aroma of any beer I have sampled. Some citurs and grass combined to make a delightful fragrance. Its appearance is of honey and with absolutely no head or carbonation. Was it flat? Flavor is nothing special. Some sweetness and bitters. Slightly sour as well.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up the Minhas Craft Beers of America Historical Collection Sample Pack at Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, Minnesota. Pours a semi-clear light pale blonde brew with a fast dissolving white head. Aroma of light white bready malt and some flowery hops. Taste is light bodied, hardly no carbonation with flavors of light bread malt and some flowery hops. Finish is watery, with some malt aftertaste. The ABA archives has some information on this historical beer brand. It is supposedly come from a post-Prohibition label of the Rock River Brewing Company of Rockford, Illinois. The former Rockford Brewing Company was founded in 1849, survived Prohibition and was later changed to Rock River Brewing Company in 1937. Deteriorating, and obsolete, pre-Prohibition equipment, and hardship of the Great Depression forced this brewery to close in 1941.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, part of wooden gift pack. Pours a golden yellow. Smells like an unfinished 2 x 4. Smells like raw blonde wood. Sticky mouthfeel. Mostly sweet, soaked sprouted grain flavors. I feel like Iím drinking Home depot: blonde wood, wood glue, PVC, and a light varnish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle shared by Goldtwins. Pours a pale blond thin head. Aroma is corny dms, corn grits, cream of wheat and other wierd breakfast cereal types- and a slight pickle quality which was strange. Grassy and herbal hops throughout but very subtle, corn and a slight off astringent piss.