jmohno (965) - Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber,clear,some lacing.
Aroma of light fruit maybe citrus,some caramel,mineral/slight metallic?
Smooth medium/full body,malt caramel sweetness,citrus with fruit orange/lime possibly? A little on the sweet side. Ok.
wxman (1273) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear deep golden with a robust white head. Musty hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, honey, biscuits, mild hop bitterness and a slightly off-putting metallic character reminiscent of malt liquor. Except for that, this tastes pretty decent but will have to lose points.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Billed as a Vienna lager, this one has the lightly toasty nose, and looks the part, pouring deep amber with a wispy white head. Hey, there’s even a bit of lacing. Unfortunately, the thin body and sloppy ending does not put this in the leagues of traditional Vienna’s. A slightly over aggressive bitterness lingers near the end of each swallow mixing with a coppery metallic (noble) twang. I also hate when these macro breweries try to mask their brand as a craft brewer. Take a hint from Michelob, they did the full flavor thing with style and proudly put their name of the bottle. Try their dunkelweizen if you don’t believe me. Third Shift should have stopped after second shift.
boozedude (1452) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle into glass... Pours clear red, Thin white head.. Aroma is malty and metallic,. Taste is malty and fruit, nothing special, will NOT do again
BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: 7/11 near Grantville (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $7.49 for a 6-pack
Misc.: Best by date on label was June 17, 2013
Poured an amber clear color with a finger of off-white head that dissipated rather quickly. Bad lacing, bad retention. Looked more like a pale ale than an amber.
Smelled more like a pilsner than an amber ale. Got wheat bread, cereal (Cheerios), hay, toast and honey.
Tasted very close to the smell. Got Cheerios, bread, grass, wheat, hay and wheat toast.
Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft (below average) carbonation. Abrupt finish.
Just not a good beer. Don’t try it if you were curious. I will not have it again (after the other five in the box).
TomTron (325) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Saw this as the gas station and had never heard of or seen it before, and it was only a buck so what the hell. Aromas are dingy and yeasty. Flavor is rather weak, and reminds me of yuengling a bit. Nothing bad or offensive about it, but makes sense now seeing that it is a product of millercoors that this is just another run of the mill lager. Pretty sure it softened up my eternal chub a wee bit as well....
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A light copper tinted brew with a fluffy bright white head. There is a fall leaf smell along with hints of bread crust. There is also some peanuts. This tastes like a fairly sweet caramel covered bread crust. There is also some light nutty pecans with a raw potato finish. A little over carbonated. This is a decent light brew with just enough flavor to keep it drinking well.
Steverus0 (120) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a tasty but not overly complex amber with a robust mouthfeel. Not a lot to add here. Highly drinkable, great for the opening days of the summer.
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nuplastikk (3820) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from beer rep party leftover stash. Boring dulled orange, filtered, weird factory alternate sized carbonation bubbles rising to the oily surface. Sweet and completely unimpressive aroma, factory putrid alcohol stains. A Vienna is a beer they could clearly conquer, but they dumb it down, and cheap it out..and this is what you get.
Fatehunter (965) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A half finger of head on a clear, medium straw colored body.
The smell is pleasant. Dry grain mostly, with a little of that cotton candy aroma that comes from using rice.
A fairly flavorful lager with a sweet foundation. The bitterness is subdued, which results in a smooth and easy to drink beer.
A crisp and fizzy texture. The high carbonation is a detraction.
A descent drink.