GrooveDaddy (16) - Bham, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I spotted a 12-pack of cans of this classic 1960’s Schlitz formula, and just had to know what all the fuss in those ads in the 60’s were all about (mind you, I did try the modern Schlitz, which tasted like it had the "piss of the hops", ie, it sucked balls).
The classic formula was consumed with some gourmet olives from the old Bruno’s at the corner of hwy 31 and hwy 150, across from the Galleria.
I was indeed impressed with "the kiss of the hops"; I was able to, as the Commodores said in their Schlitz ad, "Sail on to easy taste"; but when I was done, I knew then what the old-timers knew - when you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer!
jbruner (2698) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow, this had incredibly high trains for an adjunct pale lager. Not sure why, doesn’t do much for me more than any other pale lager I’ve had. It’s clean and crisp, easy to drink a lot of, minimal flavor or aroma.
SHIG (3751) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can: Blew the fuck up, golden with white lacing head after I cleaned up my floors. Aroma is grassy and grain. Taste is grass, grain and very wet.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
i don’t know about experiencing timesless taste and all that...but this is miles better than the other garbage I’ve tried under the Schlitz label. Still not good, but not horrid.
jackl (5207) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can @ Parlour, Minneapolis. Light gold pour with a small head. Nose of white bread and sugary apple concentrate. Taste is right in that cheap pale lager wheelhouse. Syrupy sweetness. Apples. Grain. Pretty watery. Light and fizzy. Very active. Cheap stuff. Hilarious to know that there’s cascade in this.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #124. Keg at Prohibition Pig Restaurant. Clear golden with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy malt, grassy hops. The taste is corn, grainy malt, mild floral hops. Thin bodied.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale yellow color with a weak white head. Malt and grain aroma. Grain and bread flavor with a light malt backbone. Solid old school beer.
ordybill (303) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- A hint of hay and grass, a much cleaner smell than many other adjunct lagers
Appearance- golden yellow hue, had a one inch white head.
Taste- A much preferred taste for me, I could taste hay, corn and hops
Palate- Pretty heavily carbonated but it works with this beer. I would consider this a full bodied beer on the palate for a lager
Overall- A really good adjunct lager.
TaktikMTL (6168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
En fût. Verre de 6 oz dégusté chez Prohibition Pig (Waterbury, VT) au coût de 2,25$. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légère présence de céréale avec une pointe de foin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5516)
keith0718 (405) - Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good pale lager, probably my favorite domestic macro. Better than PBR. My wife loves to use it to make radlers.
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Light bubblegum, honey-laden corn and doughy yeast are streamlined in this drinkable lager.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear blond.
-Hops are an afterthought (way under what a German Pils has, for example).
-This is quite reminiscent of industrial Lithuanian brews in that it is very clean, shares only a touch of adjuncts and has a few well-placed esters.
On tap at The Prohibition Pig.