zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep golden brown with very few bubbles and not a lot of head. Looks like a beer and not apple juice like many other lagers. Very faint malty aroma with an even fainter hint of fruit. Smooth tasting with little aftertaste. Not very bitter, definitely tastes like a beer. Nice smooth finish. On the whole, one of the best beers I have ever had. Not too overpowering in taste, aroma or carbonation. Makes for smooth drinking. Doubly good for coming out of a green bottle. Most other green bottled beers are very iffy, but not this one.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
If you are from Pa this is the party beer. Everyone will drink it and enjoy it. It's not bad but, far from great. One of the best macro's for sure. I hate the green bottles, had 1 to many skunked. Had quite a few that were flat too.
greghate (10) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 I guess I’m just biased, being from SE Pennsylvania this is THE staple beer. I’ve tried hundreds of others, but I always come back to this one. Always smooth and balanced, your first one is always as good as the twelth of the evening. Oldest continuously operating brewery in America, you gotta love it!
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber with a nice white head. Mild aroma with a little skunkiness. OK Malt flavor with very little hops. Better than most macrobrews, but not real good.
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The single best for the money deal in all of beer. It isnt the best beer, it isnt the most pined for, its taste isnt the best, nor its color, but overall all of those descriptions are better than average and to the tune of 14 bucks a case.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. An amber color with little aroma. It's deinately better than your standard American lager, with more of a malt presence. Easy to drink.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with a medium white head. Some malts and very slight hop flavor are noticable. Very boring, but for being a mass made American lager, it is better than most.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice regional lager that has a bit more flavor than your typical mainstream lager. Darker copper color is inviting in a sea of pale yellow lagers. A slight malt note, and a bit more bitterness. Very drinkable for when nothing else is available, or when you have macro-swill friends coming over.
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice lager. A big step above BMC but nothing outstanding. Its in the same category as a Sam Adams Boston Lager although not as good. Good malt profile with a slight hop presence. But they need to get this stuff out of a green bottle, it can cause a variation from one bottle to the next. A good way to get people away from thier Budweiser if nothing else. Decent stuff.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a amber color with some carbonation and a metalic smell. Taste is smooth, lightly malted and finishes with a light hop bitterness. Overall not a bad beer, nothing special, but I got this can for free.