mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent amber with visible carbonation and a thick, white head that stays. Decent lacing. Subtle, malty aroma with no trace of floral hop notes. Malty but otherwise mostly bland flavor. Neither objectionable nor noteworthy. Meh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Meh. An unremarkable amber ale. Light bodied with a weak palate. A bit of sweetness but mostly cardboardy. Tried this at Brandon’s house during March Madness, 2013.
Lemke10 (880) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours a dark amber color with an average off-white head. It has a very mild aroma of mostly grains. Surprisingly decent tasting for a beer that going in I knew was brewed by Miller/Coors. This is a pretty average to high average macro-brew attempting to appeal as craft. Some caramel sweetness is mixed nicely with the grains. Tons more flavor than Miller Lite or Coors light!
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
sweet typical vienna initial feel from a bottle. looks good. quarter inch head. could have a few more manners. would not know this was coors. more like a real craft vienna to me. yes, quite malty sweet mouth coating.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange amber with white lacing. Yeasty, basement aromas. Medium bodied, with flavors of wet yeast and a little caramel. Not un-wnjoyable.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours thin and light for style. Taste actually true style but a little thin. Nothing bad but kind of boring.
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, & some hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, hops, and some nuts; Nothing offensive - decent.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of soft caramel toasted malts soft hops. Golden amber pour thin white head. Flavors of soft caramel toast light sweetness soft hops clean finish. Pretty decent. I’ve had way worse I can tell you that.
poisoneddwarf (1931) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle; got this from my brother-in-law. Pours a clear deep old gold (not amber) with a sustaining off-white head; laces really nicely, actually--not too common with beers from the Big 3; leaves a constant blanket of foam down to the last drop. Aroma is grainy, caramelly, whiff of vomit, wet dog, metal, minerally. Taste is thankfully an improvement over aroma. It’s lightly sweet with extremely faint bitterness in the finish. Bland, yet inoffensive flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy, body thin. When I tried this straight from the bottle, I thought it was horrible--cloying caramel malt is what I remember. It’s better out of a glass, but that aroma is definitely a detraction. Easy to chug this out of a Spaten stange. Simple, bland beer that is better if you don’t stick your nose into the glass. As a sidenote, I’d like to repeat what others have mentioned. What gold medal did this win? It’s weird that they don’t mention that on the label. And who is this ’Band of Brewers’ with such a passion for brewing that they can’t make a more interesting product than this? I know I wouldn’t even be close to being proud of this beer if I were to homebrew something like this, so why are these so-called expert brewers so proud of it? I think it’s obviously just marketing and this ’Band of Brewers’ likely doesn’t even exist, but, you know, just saying...
alassio (79) - USA - APR 8, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Look at that commercial, with the cartoon brewers in perfect harmony - - a cool assembly of super-hip cognoscenti, concocting the ultimate super brew. WOW those cartoon people are cool, and brilliant - - so perfect, that their beer-creating moves are sublime choreography. This must be the best beer ever. I actually haven’t had it. I would never buy desolate glam swill like this - - another thin suggestion of actual flavor, in an over-hyped frame. But I feel it is fair to rate it, since I already know what it tastes like - - it tastes like glamorized H2O with a smattering of more actual ingredients than their usual tasteless H20. So, I think this is a valid rating, though actually the total score may be actually too high - - but I simply can’t help myself for overrating it, since it is is obviously so frickin’ special.