nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is dust and adjunct malt with a touch of metallic hops. The appearance is brown with a large foamy head. The taste is weak and watery but does have some roasted malt with hints of chocolate. The palate is thin. Overall not horrible, I could drink this but not great by any standard.
RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, and a bit of chocolate. OK for the $1.00 price. From Trader Joe’s Kansas City, MO.
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Dark amber pour with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma was tea, a bit of spice, caramel, and a touch of spoiled fruit. Medium to light palate. Taste was caramel malt, and some tea-like qualities. Not awful.
rubbishystuff (2238) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Not a super fan of this. There is a slippery mouth feel that is disagreeable. The rest of the flavors are OK, mild caramel and some maltiness. Serving: Bottle
CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a big tight well retained white head that leaves some lace on the glass.
The aroma is toast, malt, and cornflakes
The flavor is lightly sweet and somewhat toasty with a light astringent flavor. The beer displays some cornflake flavor and has some spicy hoppiness.
The mouthfeel is really nicely bubbly and it’s not particularly thin or watery or anything.
theisti (3767) - Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 fl oz (didn’t notice that!) twist off bottle purchased at the Trader Joe’s in Kansas City, Missouri. Best before 100612AFL 08:19 (huh - I assume best before Oct 6, 2010) printed on the bottle. Pour is a darker copper, with a ton of effervescent bubbles rising up to form a noisy light tan head. One inch head falls quickly, with very little lacing. The aroma is quite faint, what is there is nutty malt, slight sweetness and a whisper of grass. The taste is the lightly nutty malt, followed by a bit of an industrial chemical sweetness, finishing with some general sweetness, and some of the dry grass hay from the nose. The palate initially is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation levels and a lingering malt sweet finish. As it warms, this really thins out. This was mostly clean, pretty easy drinking and inoffensive.
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear copper-brown with an off-white head. Tea and roast aroma. Taste is sweet corn with some black tea and light bitterness.
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted bottle from Trader Joe’s into nucleated pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with medium off-white head which fades fast, no lace. Mild malt-sweetness and bittering hops, more color and body than a light lager. Obvious use of adjunct corn. Refreshing, neutral finish, especially when freezing cold. Not bad, not great. Might even wanna add a lime wedge. Probably about as good as Dos Equis Ambar, not as good as Negra Modelo.
bluejacket74 (1770) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle, best before 06/17/11. So it’s about a month after that, no big deal. The single bottle was only a buck from Trader Joe’s so I don’t feel bad about buying it. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear brown/copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is bready and caramel malt, nuts and some toffee. The taste is the same as the aroma, it tastes like bready and caramel malt, nuts and toffee. Finish is mostly sweet with some bitterness noticable too. Even after its best before date it’s still a pretty decent brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has moderate/high carbonation. It’s also smooth and easy to drink. For the price it’s not a bad beer, it’s better than I expected it to be. I can’t complain for $1 a bottle. I’d buy it again at that price!
Reid (2255) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 pack bottles from Trader Joes in S.Salem. $5.49
Dark amber/brown beer with a really good looking tight ,thick head..light tan in colour.
Simple aroma..bready,some caramel..a little nutty.
Taste again pretty simple..slightly caramel/toffee, some niuttiness..walnuts maybe small amount of hop in the end.
Ok mouthfeel..not to bad for style..nice slightly bitter after taste.
I enjoyed this..a nice simple dark lager