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 (1597) - Seattle, Washington, 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.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Bottle. This is a mass produced, flat tasting, thin, somewhat sweet, ambery mainstream american bore. Tastes to me like it is made with hop extract. I can smell a hoppyness and taste it on the first mouthfull but after that it is completely gone.Leaves some lace on the glass. Its widely available though and tasts better than red dog. I bought a 12 pack of it because it was on sale and I can't get my hands on anything better here in Yuma,AZ.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
better than average, and a highly available all-malt beer. tastes good when warmed a bit, and versatile in terms of when and with what it's drank. not my first choice, but good when the other choices make you hate beer
droop (4) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2003 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like many other newbies, this beer started me on beer. This beer showed me that there were other choices besides Budweiser. When I drink this at business dinners, all my Bud drinking co-workers look at me with admiration. I know its one step above Bud but its a big step. This beer pours a reddish metallic color which is quite nice. Decent sized head and it lasts throughout. The taste is nothing extraordinary but it is good. Great with red meat!