RateBeer
overall
25
98
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2229   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor - with a roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original delivers a well-balanced taste with very distinct character.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2003
UPDATED: APR 25, 2004 An appealing amber pour, but the head was too soapy and diminishing. Malt apparent at first sip, but was overpowered by bitterness before the swallow. Why? I don't know. It wasn't a hoppy finish, or a dry finish--just bitter. Somewhat unpleasant but drinkable. Would take it over larger macros.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jek803 (41) - USA - AUG 28, 2003
Smooth...light...nice lawnmowing and/or session beer. Decently balanced. I not a huge fan of this style, but I found it drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2004 Another winner (for a lager) by the oldest brewery in the US. Comparable in price to a macrobrew, but even a cursory glance could prove this was higher quality. This is a lager that doesn't look like the urine of macro US "American Standards." Infinitely drinkable for its type, I have to convince my college roomies to make this our keg choice.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2003
One of the better lagers I've had. Nothing too great though. I'm not a big fan of the style. It is alot easier to drink than many of the other macrobrewed beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2003 (bottle, via mabdoney)Dont know how I had gone this long without having this beer. The color of the beer in a green bottle struck me as odd looking for some reason....Ive seen darker beers in green bottles and also some piss yellow ones, but this apple juice colored beer looked kinda cool with the green in front of it. Anyways, the green bottle bitch slapped this beer into skunk land. A respectable lager--much better than a heieneken, probably be a damn good beer on draught.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirBeer1963 (14) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2003
yuengling bought out the tampa Pabst plant and I did not think much till I tryed the beer and I was very suprised as it was not at all bad as a mild beer with a full body taste and a light but noticable hops

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 6, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to mediumly sized off-white bubbles and a deep amber brown colored softly carbonated body. It had a very mild malt-hop flavor that was somewhat thin with a very mild malt or no discernable aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2003
was impressed with it on tap. went great with food. significantly better than most macrobrews and at the same price (although it's fairly difficult to find). seemed almost like an ale. smooth and well balanced; good amount of hops and just tastes nice and goes down happily.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DirtyD79 (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Damn good beer. Has a nice taste and aftertaste isn't too bad. Definately one of the better beers on the market.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Okay stuff, only moderately better than macroswill. Very metallic (from the can?) and light; not much taste. Gets a little sweet after 3 or 4 12oz. though, but without that nasty macro aftertaste.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 191 192 193  194  195 196 197 » 223


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50