Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 27, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle-well, this is a kinda funny beer. One side of me wants to like it more but the other says its pretty lame that a decent microbrewery would put out a "lite" beer. pours golden yellow with a small white fizzy head. aroma of grains, corn, and light sourness. palate is lite but not as lite as a BMC style beer. body is a little on the chawky side. Needs more flavor in the hops. Good idea, just not well brought out.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a faint malty aroma, not much to say about. Golden amber color, with no head whatsoever. Weak taste, not something I cared for. Body is better than what I would expect form a "light" beer, but nothing special. Overall, not something I cared for.
Ughsmash (7265) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a clear lighter-golden with a short-lived white head... quite a bit of carbonation rising. Corn, lemon, light vegetal, and cardboard come through in the rather weak aroma. Light-bodied on the palate, with a light pale malt middle and some indistinguishable bitterness around the edges. High carbonation. Flavors of the pale malt, corn, and honey... but nothing stays long b/c of the low initial concentration and the high carbonation. Nothing bad about this one, but nothing exciting or memorable.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(16 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Ughsmash, thanks Jason!) I was expecting a BMC-type beer with improved and acceptable flavor, but this has not come to pass. Smells like grain, adjuncts and a hint of honey. Not horrible, but not enticing either, though the smells better than it tastes. The flavor is filled with grain and adjuncts too, plus a fair amount of cardboard, and again at the back end of the finish, that faint hint of honey pops up. Perhaps a bit of hops in there somewhere, but if so, it’s barely detectable and certainly short-lived. Not as short-lived as the head though. This pours a small, off-white head that fizzes away as fast as soda, leaving a slightly hazy pale golden liquid with several steady streams of very large, swiftly-moving carbonation bubbles that dissipate immediately upon reaching the surface. Body is light, carbonation is lively. Amusing as it is, I just read the underside of the bottle cap that states, "16 oz of pure hoppy heaven" What a riot! This is just bad beer, one that will soon see the drain.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
16 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy gold, very small, quickly diminishing white head...light malty, faintly lemony and grassy nose offers little sustenance...and the watery body is even less appealing, a touch of fruitiness and hints of pale malt being the only things keeping this from being colored, almost decarbonated tonic water...innocuous, drinkable, I’ve already forgotten it...
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2005
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I remember having this at the summerfest back in ’03. Dead, lifeless, macro beer that’s since been remade and relabeled as Micro Light. Basically an AMC clone.
Earlier Rating: 10/16/2005 Total Score: 1.1
What’s with Sprecher selling-out and creating a BMC clone? If you like bodiless, tastless macro’s - then here’s the beer for you.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Great taste of the Midwest- Pours a pale light color, white head. Smells like corn and stale malt. Flavor is more corn, malt, a decent alternative to BMC
pkbites (701) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2005
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a darker amber than most light beers. Head is thick & rich for about 20 seconds, then vanishes. Starts off with a faint flavor of malt and yeast, but no hops. After initial faint flavor there isn’t anything else. It has slight flavor, but no after taste. It has body but no charachter. Light beer is an abomination to brewing. Why did Sprecher feel compeled to make one? They’re much to good to dabble in the black arts. Shame on them!
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber color, not much of a head.
Aroma gives hints of a micro-macro flavor. Dry papery stale hops.
Semi-sweet papery hops in the taste. Yup… microbrewed macro flavor. Perhaps not quite as bad as a Miller or Coors, but it has that flavor.
This is a good beer for people who would drink "light" beer.
twindadplus2 (623) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Medium gold color with a small fizzy head that disappears quick. Aroma is pretty mild but consists of corn malt and cereal grains. Flavor is malt and grains with a very light touch of hops in the middle. Light bodied with mild carbonation and a nice malt finish. A surprisingly good and very easy drinking beer.