3fourths (9148) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a Historical Beers of America gift pack. Has some caramel and maple notes in the nose, almost like cedar scented hay, I would call it. Flavor is adjunct-ey, sweet, grainy, with a light maple sweetness. Honestly it’s not that bad, I think because it was kept out of the light. A bland lager, that’s for sure, but it’s not disgusting or anything.
drowland (7887) - 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 it’s in my records, but I didn’t take down good tasting notes!
PorterPounder (7417) - 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.
Strykzone (6759) - 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.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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 isn’t all that well balanced. Good, but fails to meet the great level. (#3377, 4/3/2008)
Suttree (6105) - 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.
TheBeerGod (6029) - 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.
wlajwl (5834) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is bread and malt spice. The flavor is mildly artificially sweet malts and malt spice into the finish
thedm (5796) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 This brew poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated transparent yellow orange colored body and a fair lace. It has a mild malt hop aroma and a strong malt hop flavor with a smooth slightly tingly mouth feel.
Skyview (5696) - 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.