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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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
Clear bright amber, average white head with poor retention. Light grainy aroma. Watery light grainy palate with hints of caramel and metal. Pretty blah.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 11, 2005
Pours neat white head, nice dark gold colour of beer. Light grassy hop aroma, fair, slightly on sweeter side. Clean but a bit light, simple but no major flaws ..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2005
This is an old favorite of mine and one Iím surprised I havenít rated yet. In terms of taste, there is a mellow hoppy bite to it and the malty notes are there, though subdued. The finish is a bit watery.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Draft at Wintzellís Oyster House in Mobile. I was surprised at how common this beer is in Mobile and other cities down south, since itís such a traditional Yankee brew. Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, hops, grass, grain. Flavor follows suit, with a general earthiness to it. Mouthfeel is light and grainy. Finishes crisp with minimal aftertaste. When the choice is between this or typical American macro lagers (and that will generally be the case), Iím going with this every time.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal), with a note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Undrinkable macro clone. Oh, and for what it's worth...purchased cold and seemingly fresh in a bomber-size brown bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
On draft at a bar in Alexandria, Virginia October 2006. Pale amber colour with a slight white head. Aroma of sweet malt with a whiff of hops. The flavour also started with a touch of malt before a decent bitter finish. Pretty good for the style, which Iím not a great fan of.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2006
12-oz., trade w/BeachBum25. Pours medium amber with a thin, diminishing white head. Yeast on the nose, with a nice, clean, mild, neutral flavor profile all through the drink, from the attack to the finish. Session lager for a hot sunny day. Thanks for the bottle!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
Can (12oz). Courtesy of tupalev. Clear amber-gold with plenty of bubbles and a decent fizzy-foamy white head (3+). Simple aroma, grain, straw, light cookie sweet malt. The taste - decent; floral and grassy, nice bite of carbonation, crisp and no harsh lingering aftertaste, a tad sweet and mildly roasty - a decent lager (I have little patience for most of them).

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
on tap, amber color with no head which was probably intentional, malty nose with a caramel flavor, nice crisp mouthfeel with maybe a slightly watery finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Pours golden with white head on tap, aroma is some grass, hay, and earth. Taste is light grass, bread, slightly bitter finish. Very average lager, but better than a lot of them.


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