Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on-tap in a chilled "Boomba" 22(?)oz pint glass for a surprising $6.50 (with tax).
Appearance: Crystal clear, one finger head. Absolutely no lacing to speak of. Looks decent at best.
Smell: Sweet malts, and maybe a touch of hops, surprisingly enough ... truthfully, not bad smelling at all, and I donít get any adjuncts in the aroma (I donít know if theyíre used).
Taste/feel: Follows the nose, with a lot of sweet malts. The first few sips tasted super bready to me. As the beer warmed up, it just got sweeter and sweeter, and the aftertaste had a slight artificial sugar flavor. Not a bad taste, but thereís not much to it. Solid. Feelís average as well -- smooth, and not too carbonated.
Third Shift, to me, tastes a lot like Batch 19 (also from Coors). The difference there is, this is classified as a Vienna Lager, while thatís considered an American Adjunct Lager. For that reason, and the fact that this beer was only a buck less than a Boomba of Two Hearted (albeit at a different bar), itís hard to recommend it. Itís not an awful beer, but itís stark raving average, and quite a lot like Batch 19 for more money. Eh.
jdobbs (223) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
slight spicy note in the background. Flavor was mainly sweet, not real hop presence. The beer was decent but one-dimensional. Finish was smooth and easy to drink. Moderate carbonation and mouth feel.
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iím sorry but the premise behind this beer is just dumb. I cringe everytime I hear the radio commercial. Itís a shame that fine steakhouses like the one where I tried this consider it the premium beer on the list, but I digress. The aroma was of corn and reminded me of Coors. Go figure. The palate was light and carbonated. The color was amber. I was surprised that the flavor of toasted grain met me first and was pleasantly surprised. However, that is about as far as it went. The beer had flavor but not much without a decent hops presence and other adjuncts that simply didnít add much. Better than a light beer but far from being a true craft beer.
mtdewa1 (183) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden pour. Aroma of grass and grass. Taste like coors light on steroids. Very light and watery. Better than most mass produced.
mcclainc50 (121) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a golden hue with white head that leaves no lacing. Smells like a domesric pilsner. Flavors are the same, perhaps 5% better than a common domestic but not much no flavor or aroma to note. Not exceptional or stand out by any means. Not worth the price.
mnlbatlle (27) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At tropicana field , malty , no bitterness. For a baseball stadium 100% better than miller , not much more
Cousin_Larry (188) - - AUG 23, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pint at Kruegers Menomonee Falls while watching Packers preseason football. No aroma, flavor is a splash of hops that disappears almost immediately. Boring.
ironprog (41) - - AUG 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, golden, amber with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aromas of malt and thatís about it. Lightly bitter with a touch of sourness on the finish. Surprisingly full body with a creamy texture. Not one that I would buy again. Especially, when there are so many other beers that are way better and cost the same.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber color with fleeting ivory sheen. Dry spicy caramel, bread aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Dry caramel flavors with some dry toast, spices---not good.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I found this at a rural Wisconsin bar, and it cost $1.50. Cheap or not, this beer sucks. Amber color. Sweet sugar and that is about all there is, it reminds me of Grainbelt Nordeast without the history, quality, or palate of that name, at least to a Twin Cities resident.