freekyp (1409) - 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.
Block (1039) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s light, somewhat general tasting. It isn’t horrible. Definitely goes down easy but doesn’t have much character. A regular beer.
Parrothead (283) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It’s a pretty beer. Fizzy head. What are we trying to do here? No nose that I could find. Malty sweet. Until I tried it, I honestly did not know that is was a Coors product. I like the original Coors better. Put this one with Coors Lite. Blick.
Westmeister (923) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16oz can for a buck! Pours clear amber with a rocky, soapy white head. Smell is heavy sweet grains, almost malt liquor like, with some minor light fruits and a bit of spoiled garbage. Taste is some caramel malts, medium sweet with a tangy metallic tinge. If it was a malt likka I would say decent. Since its a poorly disguised macro lager I say blah.
Bassikpoet (92) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was willing to hate this beer. First it was the TV commercials that reeked of "crafty" beer. Then I found out it was a Coors product. Then I opened the bottle and poured it into a glass. I thought, "Great color and clarity. Nice appropriate head." Smelled it and thought, "Light malt character with a slight hint of floral hops." Tasted it and thought, "Okay bitterness and a very light palate." And finally I looked at the reviews on this site and thought, "Its not THAT bad."
I have to say that in every book I read about beer appreciation, it says not to judge a beer by its brewer. I hate to say that the reviews of this beer here, make me think that most of the people that use this site have lost that sense of acceptance. There are plenty of craft beers that taste worse than this. Just because a big brewer made it, does not necessarily mean its bad.
pkbites (571) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Hey, dip shits! Don’t you get it? The macros put this glop out trying to pretend it’s a micro. Once James Koch and the other micros are either out of business or sell out to Augustus Coors evil spawn, the macros will dump anything remotely micro and continue to flood the market with their overpriced corn water. You dumb-asses that think it’s a good idea to pay a tax to build billion dollar stadiums so millionaires can play a childs game will lap that right up, won’t you? This goop tastes like soup bullion soaked in horse piss. ’Nuff said!
Ttrunk (50) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Horrible!!!! It reminded me of the days when I was in college drinking Steel Reserve or Red Dog.
DeliveryDriver (103) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a clear, dark golden color with some carbonation and a big, white head that left mild lacing. Had light aromas of caramel, malts, and grains. Mouth was like drinking water with a light hop bite. Some malts began to come through as I drank more of the beer. This beer shows no signs of the passion for brewing these cats claim to have.
stevencon (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
From bottle at mothers. Clear light amber clay color small head dissipates quickly. Looks mediocre. Aroma of stale grains and old hops. Slightly pilsish. Toasted cracker taste. Nothing special about this beer at all.
EithCubes (4193) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle by JUL1513, screw top. Mild pils-ey corny malt nose colored slightly by caramel. Pours deep but clear golden leaning toward orange, with a dense off-white head. Crisp, malty and stocked with grain/cereal, corny, pils inflected; malty medium body is a plus, but it’s not super clean. Semi-dry with low bitterness. A little darker than their normal macro crap, I guess, but really, is this supposed to be different?
Bookseeb (52) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance has a golden amber color supporting a fair dissipating head leaving nill lace. Smell of adjunct grains and mild hop. Taste is grainy, slightly sweet with big adjunct flavor. mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Probably the one and only time I’ll give this one a try.