RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I commemorated September 11 by buying a case of this stuff. Nothing like drinking a patriot on ’Patriot Day’ or whatever its called now. About the beer, sweet compared to the regular macrobrews. A couple of these makes a nice late night snack for me.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2003 I have to agree with MKRILL: The Budweiser of Microbrews...but overall a pretty average lager, nothing special. Re-Rate 3/12/2003: Has a nice amber color with little carbonation and a sweet malt/hop smell. Taste is malted at first and finishes into a medium hop bitterness. Overall not a bad lager, but nothing special.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
They may have changed the recipe over the years to make it less hoppy, but this beer is still a good hearty hop supper. Very clean, quite hoppy, floral, fresh. Certainly one of the better widely available north american lagers.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i had never been very impressed by this beer when i had tried it previously. but i decided to try it again and its not too bad. decent hop and malt flavor but still its nothing that i would drink on a regular basis
getsomeplaya99 (19) - Waukegan, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hmm... has a malt liqour taste in a fancy bottle. It has a extremely bitter taste. If your looking for bad beer you might want to try of 40oz of malt liquor.. hey at least you get more.. If it wasnt brewed in Milwaukee its not worth drinking
stephen (308) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drinkable. Slightly grainy. Finishes dry. Almost tastes like a Cali Common.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent. Carmel in the nose with a little hops. Tan/ amber color, but not much in the way of a head. Tastes more like an american Pale Ale than a lager. Carmel notes with undertones of grapefruit, A little bitterness towards the end.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely an average beer and nothing I’d go out of my way to find. I’ve had much tastier lagers, and this one seems kinda sweet.
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I used to think that this was a really wonderful beer. That was back in the days of when I drank Bud,etc. This is still a decent beer, better than those macrobrews of days past, this beer could be called my gateway beer to better beers I have found. Malty, amber colored and drinkable.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
one of the better lagers out there. golden orangy colour. some sweet maltiness and decent hops.