CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a touch hazy with a very pale straw color with a small but well retained head.
The aroma is odd, there are citrusy hops, but it’s got a sort of weird stinky malt character that’s sort of pleasant one moment then sort of odd and hard to pinpoint the next. It’s inviting enough, but it’s strange too.
The flavor is really very nice, fruity and lightly spicy with a central character of citrus forward hop. The bitterness is moderate but satisfying and the beer is not overly sweet.
Assuming that this is true to the 1970’s recipe, I can see how this could have been hugely influential and genuinely revolutionary at that time.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow color. Aromas of light hops and malt. Flavors of light hops, with a mellow malt. Long dry bitter hop aftertaste.
thedm (5557) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This bottled brew poured a very large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent weak yellow colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The thick flavor contained notes of hops and malt. Not one that I would likely drink again.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Toasted stale bread, grainy, citrus, and some earth.
rdixon77 (2247) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Old rating. Maybe important back in the day, but a little weak, watery, and perfumey for me. Some hop bite over malt base. Floral. Thin.
George999 (350) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is pumpkin with spices lightly sweet, pour is dark Amber and clear with a small off white head from the bottle, taste is pumpkin but without the overpowering sweetness, finish is watery but lingering spices
hotstuff (4840) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 02-12-2013 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized semi-fizzy white head with a short retention, transparent yellow body, slow rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, hint of spice and bready. The flavor is citrus hops, bready malt and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, watery and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Very perfumey and fruity aroma, and eventually taste (as the beer warms). It went from being pretty ho hum to being different and unique, slightly sweet. but it actually became a bit too much perfume in the flavor."
Darkmagus82 (2233) - - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-24-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed light amber-yellow color with a nice thick and billowy just off white head. The head fades very slowly over time leaving a fantastic level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is rather light overall but consists of some notes of a grainy and bready nature as well as some aromas of a a light citrus and herbal hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a good bready and grainy base mixed with a lighter sweetness of caramel and some light fruit of an orange nature. Flavors of some yeast and a bit of spice are present in the beginning as well with them persisting almost entirely to the end. More toward the middle of the taste some citrus hop starts coming to the tongue, with the caramel and fruit flavors dwindling a bit. The citrus hop fades more toward the end of the taste, but is replaced by other hop flavors of a floral and herbal nature. In the end a rather crisp and clean lightly hopped grainy flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the lighter to average side in its creaminess as well as carbonation. Both create a very nice crisp feel on the tongue and are nice for creating a very drinkable and refreshing beer while keeping a good level of flavor.
Overall- A very enjoyable and refreshing brew. It contains a lot of characteristics of a lager (crispness and graininess) with some flavors of a more hefeweizen nature (yeast, citrus, and spice). Tasty and enjoyable.
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark gold color with small white head. Nose is malt and hay hops. Taste is similar with grain and moderate bitterness. Mild overall.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Funny how tame this seems by today’s standard, but I can see how crazy this would have been for Bud and Miller drinkers of the ’70s. Nice hop bite. Hope flavor was great but the aroma, overall, was a little weak. Thank God for all the dry hopping that goes on today.
TECHNICAL: Drank 2/24/2013. Bottle. Poured a light to medium. golden yellow with and average, ever so slightly off-white head that slowly but fully diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma contained light pale malt, grain and white bread; light citrus hops; light doughy yeast; and hints of honey. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter with and average duration. There was lemon, citrus light bread, cracker, pale malt, citrus rind, some pin and a little honey. The light to medium body was sort of creamy and then a bit dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.