kramer (5510) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber body with a mimimal fizzy beige head. The nose is a little sweet with a little caramel, toasted malt, and a hint of corn, slightly grainy. The flavor is overly sweet with too much corn flavor to make it a passable attempt at a craft brew. Reminds me a bit of Yuengling Lager in that sense. Lingering sweetness on the finish unfettered by any bitterness makes for a not so wonderful combination. Light to medium bodied with a bit too much clingy stickiness from the residual sweetness. A decent deal as far as the ship goes, a bit cheaper and larger than most of the other macro crap options.
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on-tap on Carnival Destiny. Bartender gave a very gentle pour that left no head whatsoever, but brought the beer up to the very edge of the glass. Very nice amber/red in the glass with faint bready/malty aroma going on. Understated bitterness at first, leading to a malty sweet finish. Not particularly noteworthy and not something I would have on the shore, but for $5.50 a pint in a world where a bottle of Bud Light goes for $6.75, this should be the go-to drink for anyone craving a solid beer on a cruise.
mkel07 (4540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught on board Carnival Splendor. This fine amber ale is only available on board selected Carnival cruise ships. Pours a coppery red colour with a low beige head. Strong malt and caramel aromas are very pleasant as is the flavour.