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RATINGS: 2288   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
benzim (36) - USA - AUG 21, 2002
Not bad at all. Much better than their dark beers, which have a wierd, sour/bitter flavor. Just a basic clean lager...not exciting, but not bad. Reminds me of the old German American Cincinnati beers I cut my teeth on, like Christian Moerlein and Hudy Gold. No skunkiness present in my sample. While I have had skunky beer from a clear bottle on occasion (Hobgoblin), I think that the negative effects of green bottles are vastly overrated.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2002
My beer distributor in NY had me buy some of this for him when I went to Pa. I had to try it to see what was so special. The answer was nothing. First...I HATE CLEAR BOTTLES...they make for skunky beer if exposed to the light. Second, this beer was only a step above Budweiser...which isn’t good. No malt or hop flavor. Just your typical cheap beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Better than most majors, but still only slighty above average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Nothing better than average, and that is a stretch. This beer is definatly overrated. The aromaa is skunky the head is minimal and the flavor is in the same category as all of the macro lagers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arstrauser99 (1) - USA - AUG 15, 2002 does not count
From bear pong to baseball games to the dinner table, this is one of the most drinkable and afordable american lagers. Light enough to spend your night with a case of it, yet satisfying enough to enjoy just one glass.... I love this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Almost perfect amber hue. Good pouring lager with a nice malty head. Smooth, crisp, clear, consise, yet not overly dominating. Perfect at a baseball game at a barbeque or at a tailgate. Very drinkable and excellent with either steak or fish. Good for the ladies who like a nice beer that’s not too heavy or dark.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2003 Tart,zesty,Full of flavor.Great head,super effervesence.Thought Sam Adams Boston Lager was the best till I had this on draft.Then I came home and tried it out of a con into a glass.Man this is it!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2002
Bottled. Skunky, no head, clear, flavor impossible to discover, no finish; did I have a bad bottle? I mean, a lot of you top raters liked this sludge and I tend to trust you; but this was worse than Bud if you ask me. I’m getting suspicious of cult mainstream lagers/light ales, I’ll tell you!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2002
hyped up american standard,reminds me of Michelob, sucks horse balls.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2002
A notch below the Brooklyn,Sam Adams level, but a decent lager,still better than Budmillercoors....

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