cellardoor (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Quite surprised with this from AB. Has distinct malt and hop aroma. Nice clean deep amber color with a healthy head. Never would have guessed this was made by AB, more along the lines of a middle of the road pale ale or english bitter. Citrusy hop aromas and flavors that finish cleanly. Pretty excited to have this lined up next to bud light every where around the world. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 15, 2008
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I had a pint of this while at the brewery, and it has to be one of the best a-b products I have ever had. This has faint but very plesant hop aroma. The beer looks fantasic with a deep amber color a good one figer head that sticks around and leaves plenty of lace. The flavor is very well balanced with a good light roasted dry malt character with plenty of good hop bitterness, the flavor is somewhat fruity however is not terribly sweet at all. This is very easy to drink and I will have to break down and buy some as soon as it hits stores. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
On draft @ Qwest Field - Looked pretty good in the plastic cup. Deep, quasi-hazy red body with a small white head. Really skunky malt backbone - heavy wet leather taste with some earthy components and even a little butter. Have tasted much worse from this outfit - stands head and shoulders above their pale lagers but is still aways away from being good. Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle, pours a clear amber with a decent big puffy white head. aroma is sweet malt and floral hops. Flavor is on the malty side with a nutty back taste and a light bitter hop finish. Thanks Jamie! DragonStout (1418) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2008
Shared with BeerVirgin at JPHenleys.This was given to us by the bartender to see what we thought.I must agree if you didnt know Bud made this I wouldnt have known any different.This was a solid craft beer with lots of hoppyness to it.It was an amber pour with a small white head.Nose was fruity, malty and hoppy.Finished of bitter and dry.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
This beer really does bite. It’s amber with a shallow head. Aromas of skanky roasted citrus malt. Medium nectar with good carbonation. The flavor is twisted by a peach pit bittering component that combines citrus and boiled caramel. Hints of burnt coffee on the bitter finish. Just horrible. Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Sample given by local distributor: I went into this with an open mind and heart, I know that AB with it’s resources could come up with something other than a Bud Light product extension... here it goes, aromas highlite the crisp hops, it really reeks of some fresh hops, the malt is kept in check but adds some sweetness to the mixture, this American Ale is beautiful in the glass, an incredible bright ruby red with a fluffy 2 finger head, lacing is spotty but it sticks, flavor is where it falls a little short, they got the look and the aromas right, but the flavor is light compared to some of the more extreme beers, hops start out then some roasted malts, but the body is too thin to add any weight to the greatness that lies within, this is the only place where it falls short, BUT overall, it’s a nice beer and would drink it again if they had it available at places. hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2008
12 oz bottle, first to rate it in Illinois, cool! This was just ok. Somewhat a generic, safe amber ale. You can tell this was a mass produced ale. Poured a nice amber color with some head, not as much lacing as most good amber ales. Aroma is soft, almost unnoticable. Taste is weak, where are the hops they promised? Aftertaste is weak too. Overall a drinkable beer but not something I would reccomend. bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Tap at the St. Louis brewery tour tap room. This isn’t supposed to be in distribution (according to the folks in the tap room) until 9/15? Nice amber color with a multifinger off-white head. Nice floral aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is spicy hop over mild caramel. Finish is nicely balanced. Proves A-B can make a tasty product. Likely the best beer they have. Course having it really fresh might have helped. Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Amber colored with a rather large white head. Generic malty/fruity aroma with no trace of hops. The flavor is sweet and bland with just a faint touch of hops at the finish. Extremely dull.