BassMan49 (8) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really like this beer. It is much better than most American beers out there and it is not your run of the mill type. Great with most foods I call the Friday night specials. Your fish frys, grilled chicken, nacho’s and this beer in your hand makes for a good evening.
uckelman (356) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can on a Delta flight to Boston. Pours with colossal amount of cream-colored head. Wheaty aroma and flavor. Medium bitter, not sweet.
Chopper925 (266) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Coppery golden color, medium white head. Malty caramel nose. Light sweet, bitter taste. Medium to thick texture, average to flat carbonation. Large Malty aftertaste, with citrus, flpral Aromas.
shaynsawchuk (616) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 mL can. Pours amber with a frothy white head. Gentle sweet, crackery malts on the nose, some mild Old World hop spice and wood tones. Light caramel, toast and a touch of apple sauce. Sweet, with a lightly bittered back end. Moderate bodied with a full mouth feel and a lingering finish. Premium domestic style lager done right.
LuckyDog (605) - - DEC 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a basic, inoffensive lager. Nothing wrong with it, but not exciting.
Beardbeerman (230) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A classic American beer which I was able to get at my local spot.
355ml bottle chilled served in a pilsner glass right out of the fridge:
Pours a clear bronze/copper robe with vivid carbs and about two fingers of foamy head. Retention wasn’t impressive but I did get some nice spotted lacing on the rim of my glass.
The nose is subtle with some grains and malts. There is a spicy/clovy element. Simply put the nose doesn’t really give any hints of how the brew will be on the tongue.
Taking a sip, you first get the grain with a quite strong barley kick quickly making way for a hoppy uppercut racing to the back of the palate. The brew shows a mostly watery structure but does score points for its finale of nice vapory/stingy hops.
Overall I was happy to get my hands on this classic and add it to my collection. I wouldn’t say it an awesome lager for I thought the hops and barley were a bit overpowering the malts, but I’d describe this beer as accessible and refreshing. Cheers!
Cluniac (68) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One if my favorite standard lager readily available in the us. Surely no where near the class of stronger belgian style ales which are my favorites. However far better than cheap american beers
jice (156) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewed in UK. Houblon, caramel, amertume bien présente. Une lager agréable !
loubar (144) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Deep golden color with a nice creamy head. Taste of caramel malt and grains combine for a silky, creamy palate. Good carbonation with a dry, slightly bitter, finish. Well balanced. Bready aftertaste. A fine basic lager that is, thankfully, widely available. A real standard.
yy0pp (777) - - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-ruby color with white head. Aroma - Fruits, caramel, flowers. Flavor - Hops, caramel.