badgerben (5177) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2005 "Vintage". Gold color with no head. Corny aroma. Taste is smooth, but still of muddled grains. Why is this the brewmasters reserve? Isn’t he supposed to keep the best for himself? Oh... this is the best? Sucks to be him. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Born on 10/6/05 - clear orange amber pour with a medium white head. Yeastly aroma, some banana hints, orange citrus, and cotton candy, oh yeah and corn malt. Malty sweet start, yeastly, weird bitterness in middle-finish. Poor finish. nasty aftertaste. Maybe its the hand selected hops that give this the weird bitterness. I thought abour cellaring this beer, but then I remembered that "fresh beer is better", so I guess that this is as good as it gets, which is not very. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Malt liquor in a fancy bottle. Ok, I’ll write more. Pours a just slighlty hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of corn, and malt liquor. Flavor is malt liquor, cheap pastic, stale, malt liquor. Thank you John, for saving me the $12 I would of wasted on this one. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle, courtesy (?!) of JPDIPSO. Totally transparent copper with a fizzy white head. Burns the nostrils - cooking sherry, cornstarch, burlap, corn syrup, burlap and Vics Vapor Rub serving as a sinus elixir. Flavor brings home the grand champion of malt liquors, with decipherables consisting of corn husks, greasy jo-jos and rice chex. It’s been forever since I had a drain pour, but this definitely was deserving of its journey down the laundry room sink. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2008 Bottled. Sweet, lightly vegetative aroma, some corn and very lightly spicy hops apparent. Light-medium golden color with a billowy, subsiding head. Sweet and malty up front, seeing a bit more hop enter the picture before finishing with a blend of bland, grainy sweetness and alcohol. Full, almost syrupy body with ample carbonation. "Double Bud", this is. Thanks to Chris for the chance to sample it, though.
DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Well, I purchased this out of curiousity. I really wanted it to be good and surprising, unfortunately, they duped me into paying $12 for a malt liquor in a big assed swing-top bottle. Fruity aroma with corn notes and banana-like aromas. Almost Belgian yeast-like. Very lager-ish nose. Transparent orangey-golden color with a small fizzy off-white head. Sweet, banana-like start with coconuts and a bit of roastiness in the middle. Small amounts of grassy, spicy hops to finish. Booze is hidden well. This is basically a well-done malt liquor, which isn’t saying much. thegreenrooster (4396) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Pour is a bright clear yellow with a white fizzy head. Aroma is exactly like a Bud. This is not going well so far. Flavor is a very sweet cornyness. I would agree with some of the raters that this is more of a malt liquor than strong lager. Finsh is sweet and cloying. Its basicly Bud but with amped up alcohol. Save your money on this one. jsquire (4489) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2005
I’ll admit that I am a sucker for nice packaging. This is a very nice presentation piece that caught my eye, so I plunked down the $10.99 for this big bottle. Attractive gold color with a huge white head. Light floral nose, for what nose there is. It does taste like Budweiser, with a corny sweetness to it. But this has more noticable alcohol, and some honey and wood flavors. This does have some malt liquer characteristics. It is better than Bud, but there are better strong lagers. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Dark gold body with a thin head. Teh aroma is spicy carrots with some dry cobwebs and almonds. The taste has some funky toffee and a dry oaky finish. There is a lot of vegetable character in this one. There is also some stale old Colby cheese. Finishes with dirt and moss. A strange strong lager. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 24, 2005
ok so i had to buy this just outta plain curiosity.it came in a fancy box and fancy looking bottle.first pour shone a beer that looked just like its lighter younger bud brother in a can.aroma was a mix of vanilla,caramel malts,and maybe some oak?the flavor was a mix of the same and the mouthfeel was on the medium side(although way thicker and much more rich than o.g. bud)although the palate did end with some of those classic "bud" qualities.overall its not to bad.