Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It used to be brewed from the waters of the Yough...if your not from pittsburgh you wont understand. It’s pretty foul but it’s classic, and my buddy likes it.
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Fratto. Hazy color, not clear at all. Smells a bit sour. Tastes sour an bitter. Not my cup 'o beer.
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad Pittsburgh area brew. I prefer it to Iron City. You gotta keep these beers alive or else everything we drink will be generic corporate beer with no ties to your hometown. Not that I am from Pittsburgh, but I will enjoy one of these when I am in the Western Maryland panhandle. It’s watery, and tastes like everything else, but I appreciate the hard work that the locals put into making the beer.
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good classic beer indeed. Great taste for cheap beer, especially from a bottle...by local and you never go wrong...support local industry
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
average taste, little head, typical standard American beer.
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 I’ve found Stoney’s 16-oz sixers for $6 or so at BevMo here in S-Diego, I’ll be adding these to my regular rotation of Starz Beer (Scripps Ranch Liquors), Simpler Times Lager (6.2% abv -- Trader Joes’s) 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.
Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Looks are deceiving. This appears to be like any ordinary cheap beer, but is the worst beer I’ve ever tried, out of thousands of brands.. My buddies and I bought this putrid stuff on a very depressing Friday night in Pittsburgh when, without warning, we came upon our favorite distributor (Mellinger’s) when it was closed. In anguish, we declared "rude beer week" and trudged to the nearest convenience store to buy the four worst prospects. This beer was far worse than Old Milwaukee, Milwaukee’s Best, and Blatz. The first bottle was so bad, we tried a second just to be sure it wasn’t a fluke. Looks decent enough, but smells faintly of metal and rotting vegetables. Tastes of rusty nails steeped in watery spittle, with hints of aluminum mine tailings and coal dust. Kill garden slugs just fine.
dwest3 (8) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2004 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2004 Not bad, not great. Better than Iron Shitty or Rolling Rock as far a western PA brews go. Like a really good Budweiser (oxymoron huh?) The sixer i bought was worth every bit the 2.99 i spent on it.
jokerman (4) - Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 My how the mighty have fallen, this beer used to be a local favorite for decades..Now I actually have to ASK my
beer distributor to order it for me..What a shame..It’s a crisp clean beer with an
odd creamy finish on your tongue. I dont
understand some of the negative reviews on this site, this beer is miles above any of the biggies from Anheuser bush,Miller..Ect...Its a great cut the grass day beer, And you can drink a ton of it and not get a hangover (Trust me on this one)..
tornpie99 (3) - West Newton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2001 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I live a couple miles away from th brewery within the area of its popularity. I’ve thought of this as the Gewurztraminer of beers since many people either hate or love the beer. I always heard it was terrible until I actually tried it, and I thought that it isn’t bad. Of all the lower standard American beers, this ranks as my favorite.