BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was looking for this beer for two years back East, until i finally found it during a trip to the Midwest. Pleasantly surprised. Mildly malty and hoppy nose. Easy drinking, with a moderate amount of toastiness and hoppiness at the finish. Better than most US "macrobrews."
papajoef (4) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For a bottled beer at a reasonable price this is a good medium beer. It is not a dark beer, but definately more body to it than your averge bottled beer. My current favorite bottled beer.
davey101 (490) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This magnificent creature was born on December 24, 2012. A Christmas Eve beer, what a delight!! 12 oz bottle into a SA perfect pint.
A - Pours a dark yellow/light golden body. Crystal clear with rising carbonation. Half a finger of white head sticks around for a bit eventually residing in a thin cap. Decent lacing.
S - Sweet corn, grain, and a touch of something pleasant. Smells nice and inviting.
T - Sweet corn and some chewy malts. Borderline cereal grain but with some toastiness. Faint floral hops. Ya, this is damn tasty stuff. Crisp and lively carbonation.
O - Full discretion, I actually LIKE AAL’s. This one is right up there in the top of the tops. Probably better than ’gansett. The light toasted element gives it a nice splash of flavor while remaining light and drinkable.
sherm1016 (885) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, at a friend’s house. Pours a pale, clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly malt, bready, corn. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is lightly sweet, bread, light grassy hops, not much else, with a bland, bready finish. Meh.
aRBy (9) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the more hoppy lagers of the mass-brewed beers. I like it!
agent_511 (139) - - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear gold with a persistent large white head. Aroma of grainy corn and cereal. Flavors of grainy corn, very dry, with a very slight bitterness in the finish. Slight carbonic bite and medium carbonation feel. I enjoyed it on tap at a country bar.
GrooveDaddy (15) - 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!
Chudwick (1073) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle - pours misty pale yellow with quickly diminishing white head and thin lacing. Nose is straight up pilsner aka wet cardboard with hay. Flavor adds spaghetti-O’s metallic aftertaste. Lightly sweet with a stronger bitterness. Easy to drink with a malty base. I can dig this.
womencantsail (6860) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden straw pour with a white head. Smells of sweet grain and corn with a hint of malt. A bit watery, some grass, straw, and very light fruit esters. Tastes lightly of bread and malt, but mostly just grain sweetness otherwise. Some light fruit esters, mild grass, and a bit of straw. Very mild metal as it gets toward room temperature.
jcos (1173) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tall boy on October 17th, 2012. Tolerable pale lager, can’t understand why you’d just want "a kiss of the hops" in a beer. If this is the second best selling beer of the 1960’s, I’m glad I wasn’t alive then.
Nik925 (694) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I have this overwhelming urge to yell "it’s Schlitz M.....F...er....." in the voice of Samuel L Jackson when I drink this. Other than that, this is actually kinda tasty piss beer. Drank from the bottle, as per style, and it is, err, drinkability! Will have to guess at appearance (the bottle looks nice). Glad someone is bringing back the 1960s... As, literaly cited on wikipedia: The 1960s was a decade that began on January 1, 1960 and ended on December 31, 1969. Going on.. " to describe the era as one of irresponsible excess and flamboyance." okay, this beer has none of that. "he new, radical, and subversive events and trends of the period" ditto. Hell, if you are this far into my review of the beer, wiki up some 1960s....I’m just filling space for this sub-par lager.