Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Heritage Liquors, in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear golden straw colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that dissolves clean with a thin white film ring. Aroma of golden grain malt, some corn/grits, sweet floral hops and a touch of honey. Taste is light bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of golden grain malt, corn grits, some dry hard fruit skin and a touch of honey. Finish is a touch gritty, some semi-sweet malt background but also some extra spicy/grassy hop bite. A tad more hops and yeast in this 1984 recipe than I remembered back then.
steve1966 (116) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dry hops hit the nose a bit going down corn taste extra dry mouth feel. Straw golden color. Aroma corn grassy.. Something is off in the finish mineral water off taste. Good beer on a hot day but kind of bland.
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale golden with a small head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma offers some clay, some minerallity, & some light noble hops. It smells mildly sweet. It’s not off putting... I suppose.
The flavor is a touch cereal forward & a little corny... but it’s got a decent zippy hoppiness to it... the sweetness holds it back from anything I’d really call ’crisp’ but I’ve had far worse pilsners.
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with haked...smooth easy drinking... orangish pour with fruit taste..good
wlajwl (4062) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is yeast, bread and mild pale lager sweetness. The flavor is pale malts, slightly off-putting sweetness and a mildly bitter finish.
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
355ml bottle. Pale piss pour. Musty smell, fruits, big mineral presence. Flavor is light and bready, bit sweet for the style, definitely some spice and metal. Not a fan, much better pilseners out there.
bluemooner (640) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is grain and grassy hops but pretty mild. Flavor is grain, corn, some citrus notes, and light grassy hops. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty mild overall.
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the sampler of pilsner bottles. This is what I expect of a 1984 American lager, formerly called American Standard on ratebeer. Dry with a light chemical flavor and dry hop aftertaste. Not really bad, and this beer does have decent palate. It also looks nice with a large head that laces t he glass.
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Northbound. Clear yellow pour with a small white head. Getting some corn in this one. Mild hop bitterness. Not as good as the other 3 30th Anniversary beers.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Filtered yellow-tan-orange body. Respectable white head. Aroma is not nice, sweet factory sugar and some old school noble hops. The body isn’t so bad, and there is some noble hops, just tastes cheap and corny, grainy. Definitely not one I’d revisit.