DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells sweet, pale yellow, fluffy head. Off tasting malt, little bitterness, run of the mill.
DarkElf (3014) - 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.
Palidor19 (2875) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unpleasant, has a strong soapy taste with a taste of bad vegetables. Light tasting and nothing special. Not much else
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can from Whip-In. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is a little sweet corn and grassy. Taste is very metallic, light, and grainy. Not as bad as it could have been, I guess.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Label claims íAll Grain, no Sugars addedí, for what itís worth. I donít know if theyíre claiming no adjuncts or not - thatís a bit iffy. Taste was actually pleasant, if a bit too light - Tart, sweet apples, dry finish. medium thick body, but overcarbonated, esp. considering there was no head and little lacing.
Frank (2306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Homebrewers and oldtimers will sometimes talk about a style called a Classic American Pilsner--what American beer tasted like before the entire industry became dominated by three colossal corporate entities. This is what I always imagined it tasted like. The flavor was definitely tilted toward the hops a bit more than most cheap lagers and it actually had a discernible Saaz character. The carbonation was crisp and clean though there was maybe the slightest hint of metallic off note. I like it. Iííd buy this classic Pennsylvania brew more often if was available at my classic Illinois beer store.
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.
JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Western País little secret, Great to see a small brewery putting out a quality product that inexpensive. My favorite Stoneyís comes in the 16 ounce íkegí bottles.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2005
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is one of those beers that is in the back of your dads workfridge or around your grandpas shop in the burgh. A decent beer for a cheap price just close your eyes and throw them back. I remember hearing a story of one Pittsburgher drinkin 100 Stoneys Pony bottles. Oh well im done with my rant.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draught at the Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival (it was the only beer they had iíd not tried). Iím not rating this beer horribly low because of one reason..out of the tap, this beer had a very nice bitterness reminiscent of a pale ale. otherwise, itís fairly ordinary