TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The guy behind the bar at the brewery said this was Sweetwater’s attempt at a transoition beer to get MillBudCoors drinkers to try craft beer. I suppose it serves that purpose but does nothing for anyone who already appreciates craft brewed beer. I would describe it as Coors Original on steroids.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I actually think this guy is pretty good. Its crisp and refreshing, very lagerlike. Just hoppy enough, nice body. Smooth finish. Light but pleasant floral aroma.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on-tap at Taco Mac with a plate of hot wings. Poured a clear golden yellow with medium-thin white head that lasted a while and left okay lacing. Aroma was somewhat spicy and grainy hops, with a hint of floral notes. Mouthfeel was refreshing, but not much tingle or bitterness (though may have been affected by the wings).
Flavor was a mild spicy hop, though no spice in partticular jumped out. Finish was thirst quenching and of medium duration. Overall, this was a pretty decent beer, with a low enough ABV (5.3%) that it would be a good session beer.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour, with decent head. Some grass to it slight hops, easy drinking, refreshing, some breadiness, not bad at all, but not great, nice on a hot day!
Gachupines (1023) - USA - JUN 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with a white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy. Taste is light, almost like a subdued version of their 420. Some hop flavor, but not strong at all with a nice malt backbone. Overall pleasant, especially if you want something light for the summer, but it’s not one of their better beers.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold with a decent white head. Lightly hopped aroma with some graininess. Very dark taste for a golden, which is intriguing. Earthy malt with a very nice hop presence. tasty.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed at the First annual Magic City Brew Fest. Golden clear color light carbonation with a nice light head. Good looking brew. Very lightly grainy aroma with spicy hops. Body is light and semi-dry. Flavor has a lot of spicy hop presence with grass and grain. A very clean tasting brew. Nothing off in this one.
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear gold with a moderate pure-white head. The aroma starts off with noble hops, grassy, peppery and slightly musky. The flavor is a little sweeter than I would have liked to go with this hop profile, but the hop character keeps it from being too blah. Good lawnmower beer, but I’d take a Victory Prima Pils over this anyday. It would be a good transitional into craft beer for a Warsteiner drinker or the like.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought a six pack of this based on Sweetwater’s reputation...wish I hadn’t. Kind of mild, lacking that higher end beer taste I was looking for. I agree that this one "blew a tire", then crashed and burned.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brilliant yellow with a slight tinge of deep gold and thick, uneven white head. The head consists of many sizes of bubbles - from thick-but-not-quite-soapy sized bubbles around the edges of the glass to very tiny bubbles in the middle. It eventually fades to a slight ring of small bubbles and leaves virtually no lace. The aroma is malty with a touch of spicy hops and some corn syrup. The flavor starts with some malt, hints of fruity esters, and some noble hops. The middle of the tongue picks up a dry, spicy malt profile with some yeast and spicy hops. The finish is dry and hoppy, but with a touch of honey-like malts. Overall, it tastes like a hoppy Pilsner (though more like a German Pilsner than a Czech Pilsner) with the slightest hint of fruit. The flavor is actually quite clean - if I hadn’t been told it was fermented with ale yeast, I probably could have been convinced that it was a lager.