Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow with a thin head. Decent lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty. A touch of hops on the tongue. Not a bad brew. Actually, it's pretty good for it's class. I expected this beer to be complete swill.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Pale gold. Little aroma. Reasonably refreshing lager/pilsner. I didn't detect any skunkiness/metallic tastes--perhaps I had a fresh bottle. I'm sure the green glass doesn't help.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was pretty impressed with this brew. A little too expensive to geta lot but a nice change of pace. Really like the flavor once I had a few.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2003
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Skunky, sweet and with that metallic cling-to-the-front-of-your-tongue type thing that comes with skunking. OK head retention and perfect clarity obviously, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Didn't think it was any good but then I had a Tooheys New and this killed in comparison.
run20six2 (119) - USA - DEC 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice dark lager. Had one in Niagara Falls. Nice finish, very smooth. Comparable to a heineken
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark straw color with a lid of white bubbles. Grass and malt aromas. Dry clight caramel flavors with a floral/dry rose finish. Nothing earth shattering for sure. Just another plain psuedo pils.
bhindbluis (17) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
It was ok. Very strong aroma, almost too strong.Nice foamy head. Very light yellow color.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I think this beer is also terribly overrated, even if it is one of the best sellers in its demographic market or whatever. It is still suffering from the green bottle blues. A very sweaty musty skunk aroma and taste, but not as bad as some others.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 I think this beer mostly suffers from being terribly overrated. Its gaining increasing popularity (at least here on the East Coast) and even though it is gaining the status of newest beer snob beer at many sports and dive bars, I find it a little disappointing. Its better than a becks or heineken, but has a bit of a skunky aroma (re: gym socks) with a very watery, corny, grainy taste. Hint of apple cider as well. Nice, unassuming finish. Not bad, just not terribly great!
mike 10 (2) - Scarborough, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The REAL king of beers, aka "shoe loser" as well as "wife beater"