theFinatUofI (45) - Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent macrobrew. A beautiful, deep color yet the head is quite underdeveloped. A bit on the sweeter side with hints of bitterness which amounts to a little odd aftertaste. All in all a very balanced and soft taste.
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty decent, and easy to drink. Has kind of a funky/acidic aftertaste though.
wernesgruner (45) - USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hops and malt are quite apparent when the smell wafts up from the glass, moderate head, strong onset taste with lemon accents the after taste is fair in bitterness, as well as lemon and just plain goodness.
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle, Purchase By Date: 2/06. Bought it last Xmas as part of the Sam Adams’ Winter Case...Pours a sparkling dull-penny with an average sized, frothy-white head...Smell sweet molasses malts and light perfume hops. Can also pick up metallic honey notes...Medium bodied, thin and creamy texture with average carbonation and a bitter sweet finish...Tastes short and sweet with a slight bitterness evident near the end...Overall, a perfect "when in doubt beer" served just about everywhere. Top Macro lager in a category that usually leaves a lot to be desired. A telling characteristic is that it’s actually better served cold but it remains a fine choice if the pickings are slim.
MacAnUltaigh (45) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 Copper-khaki color with a one thumb head that does it’s job well when poured from the bottle. The aroma of hops, when on draught, is intoxicating all by itself. I love how hoppy the nose of this lager is. The flavor is of caramel and nondememo fruit, and is not held prisoner by the hops. The finish is super clean. Out of the bottle, the aroma is generally weakened and the malts steal the show with their sweetness. If it’s happy hour I usually select this lager.
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a big favorate of mine. I don’t like the malt/hops balance here. I like a nice hop flavor but this just doesn’t do it for me. I’ll pass on this one everytime (unless I’m completely out of beer)
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Aroma: malty, slighty hopy. small off-white head. well balanced but somewhat weak flavor of sweet malt and hops. Not a bad beer and a lot of the time, the best choice at many bars that serve mainly large corp. beers.
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 Easily obtainable. Consistant. More flavor than any Macro beer. I like the nose and appearance of this beer. It has a nice hoppy flavor in comparison to any other American beer you will find on most restaurant menus.
bigred7 (44) - Sarcoxie, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2000
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little darker than other lagers I’ve tried. Better than Bud, Coors, or Miiler, and only slightly more expensive.
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably one of the best American lagers around. And by the way, a brewer and a patriot is a man with his priorities in order.