Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Had to re-rate this one. Maybe it was a frsh 6-pack, but I haven't enjoyed a beer this much in ages. Beautiful copper and a nice scent of floral hops. The taste was much fuller than I remembered and the flavour lingered. Went down smooth and had a really full - but not too bitter aftertaste. Check the label - if it's fresh, it's a winner!
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 One of the best macro beer. Initially sweet and malty with some hop in the end. Very easy to drink and a great beer to chill on at the bar. Certainly no problems finding this one. I don’t think I have ever been to a grocery store that does not have this.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2004 Deep golden color with a white head. The taste is malty sweet with a complex hoppy note. Finishes with a slight sharp bitterness.
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2004
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Compared to other beers this one ranks closer to the bottom.I bought it for the hell of it and wasnt too impressed
sfontain (846) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dull golden color with a thin, white head. Bubbly. Some mild fruit/yeastiness in the aroma. Nondememo malty sweetness. There are some hops in this, but they disappear pretty quickly, and no real beer fan is going to get excited over this. For this style of lager (arguably an American standard), this stuff is decent, but on the grand scale of beers, this is barely average.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 On tap. Reasonable creamy aroma and a typical lager appearance i.e dull and bubbly. There are some hops in there so it is drinkable but it certainly ain’t exciting. Score 2.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2, 2.9 and 3.0. Average becomes 2.9
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hoppy nose, great head. Crisp, full flavor, a bit hoppy, not at all watered-down. Definitely one of my favorite "everyday beers." At the same price as brews such as Heineken and other mediocre imports, you can't go wrong.
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good. I consider this a standard when you dont want to break the bank on something special. Better than any American Standard.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml brown bottle.Fruit salad and ice cream nose with some hops.Nice white head which lasted to the finish.Nice lacing.
Golden brown colour.Tangerine flavour,again with hops. Crisp bitter finish.I've just discovered this beer and now buy it by the six-pack.Its more a pale ale than a lager but who cares what its called. For the same price as a 330ml bottle of Stella or Becks this is brilliant value and desrves a 16 rating.
mmmstout22 (24) - USA - APR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good. Complex hoppy flavor. Has a sweet background and is very enjoyable to drink. From this point on, when I'm looking for a beer that won't break the bank when I want to drink more than a 6 pack, this is the one I'm buyin.