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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Since 2001, contract-brewed for Pabst Brewing (San Antonio), as Pabst no longer owns a brewery of its own. 6-8.5%.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Light golden color with a diminished golden head. Corn, grains and glue seem to be common themes for these HG wonders from LaX. Just because you can brew them doesnít mean you should. Actually the feel is rather light and non biting for this size brew. Mild corn and light alcohol. Compared to the last two. This one seem tame and drinkable. If I was in the mood for a mind numbing brew, just for s&gs I might think about this one. 7/10

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Homer321 (4269) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2015
40oz bottle to snifter. Honey like aroma to start. Followed by apples. Crystal clear, golden color. Minimal white head. Taste is like sugary apple and alcohol. Not One of the better malt liquors Iíve had. Too sweet too.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2015
40 share thanks to Homer321. Sweet, corny, light alcohol aroma. Very clear, darker yellow, minimal white head. Sweet, malty, alcohol present but not overpowering. Not bad, not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drjay44 (3409) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2015
40 oz. clear glass bottle. Pours a fizzy, poorly retained white head, over a clear light gold (SRM 4) body........nose is corn, light colored fruits (pear, apple), sugar, alcohol, no hops......taste is sweet, with light corn, hints of pear, apple, cereal malts, finishing with lingering alcohol sweetness, no hops, balance to the adjuncts.....mouth feel, light body, alcohol burn, fizzy carbonation. This is a very simple alcohol bomb, with almost minimal aroma and flavor. The adjunct used were most likely corn based on the residual sweetness. It does not have any major fermentation flaws (no fusels), but the residual alcohol and sugar sweetness are utterly dominant. Perhaps hops would balance this out a bit. However, the clear bottle, suggests no unmodified hops were used, as it was not light struck, so, were real hops used? Or is this just a different type of fermented beverage? BJCP 5/2/9/4/5

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Frank (4009) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Heed this warning: this beer will leave you a broken and tired man. Itís golden w/ a head thatís huge and fomy. It has a bit, gross blue-raspberry nose but in no way is this pleasant like a Jolly Rancher or something might be. It is a bit sharp and sour w/ lots of acetone and alcohol off flavors. Itís oddly bland when you taste it but sweet and sticky and just gets worse and worse as you drink more of it eventually taking on the character of cider vinnegar and (actual) crap. I recommend that you do not drink this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2014
710mL black labeled can courtesy of Aaron. Thanks! This Malt Liquor goodness iced down to near freezing pours with a clear watery gold body that supported a ten second head that fell back to a weak ring of light tan bubbles. The modest aroma offers up sugary table sugar, sweet thin apple and faint chemical booze. The taste is similar with sugary sweetness and then moving into thin apple sweetness and another faint fruity note that seems vaguely lime like. Toward the finish it picks up modest boozy chemical off notes that are the hallmark of the style. Really cold this isnít overly sweet but it is plenty estery and then mildly boozy.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Fuck, fuck, fucen fuck, fucker, fuck. Half literish can, 2.50ish for 4 pack. It sucks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Lower boost fucken 40 @ MJís. Clear pale golden pour with a big white head. Corn and rice kind of aroma on this. Apple cider, grape, and sugar. Quite sweet. Not much noticeable booze, though. Flavor is sweet grape, apple cider, and plenty of corn. Grainy sweetness. Maybe even some malt. Not fucken bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Big fucken bottle @ MJís house. Thanks bro! Pours a clear yellow appearance with a fizzy white head. Lemonade, corny, vanilla, fucken smooth aroma. A bit tangy lemon, light grape drank, big apple cider, moderately sweet flavor. Smooth. Drinks good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
What up wit it. Gold with a small white head. Iíll be damned if this isnít mildly hoppy and pleasantly dry. Crisp finish. Well done!

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