heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Great Taste of the Midwest 2005. Has a dark gold body. The aroma is cooked corn and some light cereal. The taste has some tomatoes and grass. I guess Sprecher hit upon what they were trying for.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on tap at Sprecherfest! It is surprisingly not bad (if it really is a light beer). Anyway, it pours to a darker copper/bronze/gold color than I ever expected. Thin white head. Hazy. Good carbonation. The aroma has a "special amber" like aroma. Light caramel, paper, cereal, hop. The flavor is caramel, amber-like characteristics with hop and malt. Moderate body.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Summer Fest. Yellow body, white head. It’s hard to smell much by the lake, there might be some grassy hops. Teh flavor is like a toned-down version of the Special Amber. Cereal malt with grassy hops of the European persuasion. Low carbonation. A good summer festival beer.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2004 Total Score: 2.3
On tap at Thunder Bay Grille in Pewaukee.
Clrear piss-yellow body. Minimal head, yet has lots of carbonation. Very weak biscuity aroma. The flavor is quite light and features mostly adjuncts with a slight minty stale hop taste. Makes sense that it's brewed for Summerfest as it tastes like most macros.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Probably my least favorite Sprecher beer. Not much taste to this beer. I think it’s in the lineup just to get people to order a Black Bavarian.
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2005 Total Score: 3
I was happy to find this beer on tap at Summerfest, as I tried finding it before to no avail. As far as light beers go, I like it. Sweet taste with a nice body. Actually, there were lots of nice bodies at Summerfest that day...
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap at summerfest... a standard lager smells a little of bread and not goodness. Very clear very light nearly tastless... blah
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Hooligans. Classic pale lager smell: lemony, crisp and bready. Transparent yellow in color. Taste is predictable - lemons; crisp, light, yeasty. A tad astringent. Didn’t know that Sprecher felt threatened by and the need to compete with Miller Lite.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at a Bockbierfest. Light amber color with a smaller off white head. Grainy caramel and toasted barley aromas. Thin approaching watery, but not quite feel. Grainy and lightly toasted flavors seem to align with the aromas. Better than your average "light", but is that saying much?
Earlier Rating: 7/24/2004 Total Score: 3.1
Light golden color with a thick white head. Very mild hops and malt with some light fruit undertones. Pale malts and light fruits throughout the quaff. Finish also has a touch of fruitiness. An ale for the masses. Straight forward and fairly faultless.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
this was a waste of money. Why would I pay $4.50 for this when I could get a black bavarian? Or for that matter even Lakefront’s cattail ale (which also sucked). I suppose, I’ll keep in mind that it is 90 degrees with 90% humidity on the lake here (gotta love summerfest!). I guess they had to do something to cater to the southeastern Wisconsinites who grew up on miller products. It’s light in color, in flavor, in body, in imagination. A cream ale doesn’t have to be unimaginitive. try a Lagunitas sirius or a Pelican Kiwanda.
ColtCannon (1) - USA - MAY 2, 2004 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Like they said during the tour. For those who are accustomed to a Miller. After having the other offers from Sprecher, it was pretty sad.
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2007 Sampled at Summerfest 2003 as Antler Ale: Not really sure of the style. Dark copper body with a thin off-white head. Very light aroma of malt and bittering hops. Body reminds me much of their amber ale, which is a little too cloyingly bitter with some off-flavors. Kinda tastes like a mix between a good malty microbrew and an American standard.