Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This inexpensive lager leaves a carmel-colored sugary residue in your glass. It offers a seemingly strong, almost bitter taste, which increases as it warms. This malty lager however, if served just above freezing, offers a smooth palate. Also, at colder temps, the large but loose head stays under control. It makes a seemingly good housewarming beer for casual social events.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 Strong aroma hits you as soon as you pop the cap. The taste is not quite so strong, though. As you begin to sip, the taste seems light, yet kicks in for a moment, only to fade again, leaving a light aftertaste. The moment of taste that you experience is dark, smoky, with a bitter edge. Overall, the taste just doesn't last long enough for me. But as far as American beers go, this one's a keeper.***On a second go-round, I found this beer a bit watered down in comparison to its jolly cousin, the Original Black and Tan. In comparison, it lacks greatly. IN comparison to other lagers, there are close to no North American competitors. The closest would be Molson Canadian Lager.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
VERY GOOD BEER. GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME TO BEING BACK A CASE TO OKLAHOMA WHILE ON BUSINESS IN VIRGINIA. VERY SMOOTH, HAS A BIT OF A WHEAT TASTE TO IT.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not sure what the fuss is. Clean malty aroma of nothing special. Watery malty beer that is rather boring and of little character. For my money I'd have a Bass or a SA.
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a good drinking beer. Has a slight bitterness to the texture, but when it starts warming up its very noticeable. Drink a few of these beers and you feel kind of bloated and full. But for the money you can't go wrong.
yuenglover21 (4) - USA - FEB 26, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
very refreshing, smooth pouring and the appearance looks delicious the head is slight fizzy and a hint of caramel
g1golo (5) - Exeter, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad for a Lager. I actually enjoyed a few years ago but now it is quite tiresome. Maybe this is because I live near the factory, or because I have experienced better beers. It is not bad for a premium lager, but it does give off a banana-like taste and flavor
MackJigger (13) - Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don't know what it is, but this stuff gives me a headache everytime, and the flavor isn't worth the bucks you shell out for it. Stay away, unless it's free of course, which it usually is since everyone loves it.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an ok lager. Not bad if you're at a friend's house for a football game and it's there for free but, if just didn't do anything for me. Kind of boring and weak and I may sound nuts but I taste somewhat of a banana-like aftertase.
wolfman913 (5) - Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2004 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good flavor, especially for the price. Sweet tones with a unique, smooth finish. A fine local brew for Southeastern PA.