degbert (1681) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a hazy lambent gold with a high, large-grained head. The nose has definite grain, apple, and honey elements. Itís very rich for a pale lager, with a flavor much deeper than I expect from the style. There are elements of sweetness, and a slight metallic hint. Quite good.
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear pale yellow white small white head that dissapates quickly. Medium carbonation, a little lacing, and medium/light body. Taste is metallic corn, grass, and a hint of sour hops in the finish. Not horrible, but not good.
TKingsley (3) - California, USA - APR 6, 2011 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Definitely one of the worst beers Iíve ever tasted! Metallic flavor predominates -- at first I thought this was a fluke and so opened a second bottle and found it to be consistent.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with a short lived white head.
S: Smells sour right off the bat. Sweet corn and grain and a bit of a grass aroma. Not much to say about this, to be honest.
T: Overly sweet and medicinal. Cough syrup, orange, corn tortilla, and old, decaying grain. Just not pleasing in any sense.
M: The body is light, but it sits on the tongue too long. Medium in carbonation.
D: This was pretty awful. No wonder it only costs $0.50 a can.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
13-Jan-11 (16-oz bottle: BevMo in Solana Beach, CA) Glad I didnít have to buy this one to try it. Itís actually not as dreadfully offensive as I expected, mostly because the beer doesnít taste or smell like wet cardboard. Nothing like a fresh Stoneyís, huh? The beer pours clear, straw-colored into the glass with half an inch of white foam that settles to a patchy film and wide ring that manages to leave a small ring of lace at the top of the glass. Itís supposedly an all-grain lager, but it tastes honey-sweet with flavors of corn, rice, and dough, and no real hops character either. Itís hard to imagine an all-grain beer tasting like this, though. Or smelling like this either; sweet corn, rice, sweet bread, and hay in the nose. Light bodied with prickly, medium-plus carbonation, but because the beer is sweet and bready, and has no complementary hops for balance, the beer is absolutely not refreshing, and in fact, I feel a strong need to go brush my teeth to relieve the stale mouthfeel. So if itís not refreshing and doesnít taste good, thereís only one reason to drink it: to get your cheap drunk on. Iíd rather drink water, thanks.
GrainBeltMan (30) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty lager that goes down easy. Has a yeasty edge which I like. Now that Iíve found Stoneyís 16-oz sixers for $6 or so at BevMo here in S-Diego, Iíll be adding these to my regular rotation of Starz Beer (Scripps Ranch Liquors), Simpler Times Lager (6.2% abv -- Trader Joesís) and Genesee (BevMo.) Regional, old-fashioned lagers are my thing, the best being -- of course -- Grain Belt, which I hope will be distributed here again in the future.
christou (1) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2010 does not count
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very simple pale lager. Slight alcohol aroma. Minimal head. Light sweet and bitter taste. Refreshing beer. Light finish. Light body with a lively carbonation.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 13, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Morganís tasting, 07MAR09. 12 oz bottle. Pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Light grain and a bit of floral hop. Meh - very forgettable.
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
White 12 oz can from a $14/24 case. A little more golden than I expected. Doesn’t smell bad, like most cheap lagers do. Taste is clean but slightly metallic and processed. At times it has a sort of unsweetened slaggy background. Good carbonation. Mild industrial finish, easily repeatable. Decent pale lager session brew.
harryk (1) - Silver City, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2008 does not count
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
To my knowledge, Stoneys is brewed by Jones Brewing Co. in Smithton, PA - about 30 some miles south. Has Iron City bought them out?