drsandman (613) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Drink up.... This stuff is straight XX Pure. Cans...slammed to my dome piece... frequently. Have you ever had a Gin & UC Light? I thought not. It pours the clearest light gold, paper white head. Aroma and flavor is minimal and not relevant to the UC Lights indentity, but you can get some paper, lighty straw, and club soda / tonic water vibes. Highly carbonated / wet finish.
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12th June 2014
Tasting at Bruceís pad. Thanks to Leighton. Can. Bright clear pale gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine minerally carbonation. Light pale malts, whisper of paper. Light airy finish. Inoffensive fresh air beer.
Theydon_Bois (12719) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can split at Bruceís pad, thanks to Leighton - #1 Utica afficionado, 12/06/14.
Clear very pale golden, thin off white spotting.
Nose is cereal, pale malts, grass, paper, faint citrus.
Taste comprises pale malt, thin flavours, paper, grass.
Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can (Old Notes)-Pours a light golden with a decent head. Aroma of corn and grains. Taste of nothing. This light bodied brew is not bad.
Chad9976 (1419) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I poured a 12oz can into a mason jar. It was canned on 12/20/13 and cost $1.83 ($0.15 per ounce).
Appearance: Extremely pale white gold hue. Crystal clear with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a small, bright white, soapy head which doesnít retain or lace much at all.
Smell: Generic adjunct lager aroma, though fainter than most. Nothing repulsive.
Taste: Utica Club is the beer with the bad reputation, which is, in my opinion, not really deserved. I think I understand where it comes from, though. People are confusing Utica Club with its "Light" version. While this beer is more bland than it is repulsive, it is quite extreme in its blandness. Really nothing to taste here as far as genuine brewing characteristics go. It actually seems to have a flavor akin to club soda. Itís mostly neutral-tasting with a light astringency or tanginess. No repulsive off-flavors like acetaldehyde, DMS or diacetyl, but nothing even close to identifiable malt and hop makeup. This is just the epitome of cheap, economy beer and itís not even one of the better examples of the style.
Drinkability: Iím not sure why there needed to be a Utica Club Light, since the regular edition is pretty light as it is. At only 3.8% ABV itís every bit as light as that number would seem to indicate, and maybe even a step beyond. The mouthfeel is of course thin and watery, though still plenty fizzy. It leaves no aftertaste, though I could not honestly describe this brew as being refreshing nor sessionable.
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Fucken can @ home picked up at Supermarket Foco. Pours a clear light yellow appearance with a thin white head and little retention. Corn, lemon, sweet malty aroma. A bit tangy, lemon, slightly metallic, watery, bland flavor. Not too hard to drink but unfulfilling. Easily take Michelob over this.
schnu (1) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2012 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Even 25 years later, I still remember UC Light as the worst beer Iíve ever had in my life.
It was barely drinkable when ice cold - once the temperature rose a few degrees it was like drinking pond water.
It had only one appeal - being dirt cheap (and that was the deciding factor in college).
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2014 Essentially, all the beauty of regular Utica Club just with less carbs and calories. So, so smooth going down. I could drink dozens.
Can shared in London. Pours clear, pale yellow with a foamy white head. The nose has papery cereal, light straw. Light sweet flavor, lots of simple cereal, paper, low bitterness, a bit of dry hay. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly drying to finish, more crispy paper, low sweetness. UC!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
An even more watery tasting version of its big brother. Not much going on outside of some stray peppery notes.
alobar (3096) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Drinkable, but then again so is Crystal Draino-and possibly with more taste. The beer doesnít offend with itís taste or aroma because there simply is not one.