SlamminScott (40) - USA - OCT 24, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good, but nothing special. Advertising has blown it way out of proportion...
jaseonem99 (19) - USA - OCT 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good lawnmower beer
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Great aroma. Very fizzy, which is a drawback. Somewhat watery. Some slight taste. Not bad. This is not as good as Saranac Light, and has the same number of calories.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is probably the best American Light available at this time. Flavor is surprisingly malty and a bit bitter.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pizza crust flavor without anything interesting at all going on here. Sucks, rather.
PhillyBeer2112 (2653) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 Most of the time my festival ratings are pretty close to more controlled rating situations, with full sized samples. Not this time - what was previously rated 0.9 with awful rotten vegetable notes is actually far better than that: Imagine my surprise when I found this to be rather clean and well balanced, with a modest spicy hop character, and rather drinkable. Lightish amber with a full bubbly head. A nice lawnmower beer.
FunkDaMan (38) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 13, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
yes it’s a light beer, but sam adams sold it as the light beer that would change the world. devoid of any flavor. At least now there’s a beer for rich kids to drink, lookout bud light!
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 11, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
BEER no 550 ...It is pretty hard to find here in Toronto. Light pale golden color, average head but no the strongest. Aroma sweet carb. Highly watery ; this is natural for American light. High on gas, very weak hopy end.
obxdude10 (2121) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Actually for a light beer, this is pretty damn good, it certainly beats the hell out of Bud, Miller & Coors Lights, this is almost copper in color, didn’t keep all that great of a head though, very thin flat head, just a touch of hoppy bitterness to the flavors, but all around a bit of a watered down taste, but overall not all that bad for being a light beer
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice try, but a chestnut color does not persuade me that there is flavor in this beer. Poor head, a whisper of hops, some sparkle...and thats it.