FROTHINGSLOSH (6842) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 I feel ashamed to have taken this long to get around to rating this beer. I have beer drinking this beer for years. Not regularly perhaps, but frequently enough that I should have gotten around to this earlier. Often this beer remains the best beer I can find when dining at the national chain restaurants. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this old friend pours a copper color with a small white head. The aroma is sour and rather hoppy. The flavor is light sour malt with a hint of nut and a very nice hop finish. The finish is also mildly malty and bitter. The hops linger. I think sometimes that we have all had this one so many times that we tend to rate it a little lower than it should be. Granted there are far better beers in this world. But this remains a good beer, and for many of us a gateway into a finer beer universe.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2005 Perhaps it is a personal thing, but this beer was too sweet for me. Could be stronger, but is much less watery than most beers produced on this scale. More complex as well, notes of caramel, tea, wood. I found it became better as the hops became apparent in the finish.
jdsyversen (3) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2004 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0,33l: Brown colour, good head and good foam, little carbonation. It had a nice aroma, fruity. Balanced taste, but a strange aftertaste, couldn’t put my finger on what it was... strange. The overall feel is a little below medium.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I guess it’s time to finally rate this. It’s a good lager for a macro brew, not too watery, pretty sweet like tea, malt. Almost a subdued caramel taste to it. Could be better if they stepped it up a notch, but it could be a ton worse.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low off-white head and dark yellow body, the taste is malty but well-balanced so. Nice for a Lager. If I had only lagers to choose from, this one would definitely be on my shortlist.
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve always been a fan of this brew. It’s was like a gateway beer for me. It helped me realize that there are more than just the macro swill out there. I haven’t had it in some time. Still tastes good.
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer just never ’did it’ for me. Maybe because I’m not a big lager fan. Too bad their ale didn’t get the sales push that this did.
Misformore (34) - Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my first beers. I liked it, but I didn’t have that acquired" taste for it, yet. But when I remember that beer, it was goooood...
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2004 Bottle. Medium light, slightly creamy body. Initially impressed me as malty (nicely), but flavors develop on the palate and hoppiness becomes more apparent by the time you finish. Tasty. Too bad that in their push to become a macro the brewer has sponsored advertising like the "sex for sam" in St. Patrick’s Cathedral bit on the Opie and Anthony shock-jock show. Tasteless. BUY AGAIN?: Yeah
jimmycyo (13) - USA - OCT 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very good and complex beer there are i feel like 5 or 6 different stages to each sip gets watery towards the bottom....an acquired taste i feel a beer lovers beer...lot of people who i know who have tried this said they weren’t impressed and prefered corona over it (yuck)