DYCSoccer17 (3499) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent apple juice color with a 2.0 cm off-white head. Aroma is sweet with some mild hoppy notes in there. Start is smooth turning sweet, then ends with some mild hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is good. This really isnt horrible stuff, despite the fact it is macro.
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour alcohol smell. Big head in the glass. Malty with a tiny bit of hops
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet but reasonably full body. Slight head. Light taste. Slight malt taste.
DatFlycat (12) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I'm not sure if my mouth has changed or if the beer has. Seems to me 10 yrs ago when this wasn't quite the juggernaut it is today, it was a quality almost-mega-brew. Of late, however, it has become reliably bitter and tinny, to my disappointment. There are still sweet undertones in the body, but the aftertaste has become impalatably bitter. Tis a shame as I'm worried the Winter Lager is following the mainline lager's lead.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark lager with white head. Sweet crystal malt flavor with a hint of nice hops. Every time I have one I get surprised how much I like it.
Zeswaft (1482) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid lager with a gentle hop flavor and good malt. It really is never a decision. Not as much sophistication as the Boston Ale though.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of watery and boring. Better than Bud. Has decent maltiness with a slightly hoppy finish
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best american lager i have tried by a mile. It actually tastes like a beer. Having said that it wasnt great. Has the same ideas as budweiser (ie floral, sweet, dry etc) tho it does actually put these ideas in place. Nothing amazing. Line and length.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden lager with average head. average (but very drinkable beer. average average average
qwak (25) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent beer, nothing special, a good standby for when your options are limited, and a good introductory beer for the uninitiated.