WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2003 As a pseudo-craft beer originally produced for Sam Adams under license by Pittsburgh Brewing, the brewers of Iron City and Old Frothing Slosh, this beer might be considered suspect. Lots of hype in promotion. however, I liked it more than I wanted to. After having another in February I think it is still easy drinking, but even less charming than I first thought. A little too sweet, a little too floral, not enough malt.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like it because its one of the few lagers out their with a decent hop presence
TheBelgian (24) - USA - JAN 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Light taste with little finish, no aftertaste. Walnut and grain flavors.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden brown in colour, strong in smell...mild taste with little to no aftertaste, but a good overall beer that you can find just about anywhere!
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a good beer, but has a lingering aftertaste that makes me unable to finish more than about three at a time. Good color, very good head. A good ale, with some complexity. Very malty, with a definitive hops aroma. Of the American ales, it’s not too bad.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I view this beer as a landmark in the development of beer. For me, it was the beer that introduced me to the "other world" of beers so different from the Bud and Labatt’s I had been drinking. Unfortunately, being just the introduction that it is, it is not comparable to the best beers around, just as Bud really isn’t comparable to this. That being said, it’s decently malty with a medium body and little in the hops or aromatics department. It does unfortunately suffer from over-carbonation, but it is brewed in massive quantities...not that that is an excuse. What is there to say....it is so exquisitely middle of the road in the beer world.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color w/ a long lasting head. Very nice appearance. Good aroma. Very simple, typical lager flavor. I’m not big on lagers, but this one is palatable
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First time rating this....hmmmm...I got it for free at the bowling alley, where I had the three kids all by my myself, trying to get them to bowl. The bartender thought I needed it! A passable lager, fairly clean atthe finish and when warm. Fair lager malty nose.
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty decent, and easy to drink. Has kind of a funky/acidic aftertaste though.
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a robust hops, and malts aroma. Not a bad lager. Not my favorite beer though. Sticking with the ales, and pilsners.