CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2015 DrnkMcDermott (3136) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2009 Canned. I want to say something nice about the folks at City Brewery, who worked hard to keep the yeast active at the brewery after Pabst/Stroh’s bought out the Old Style name and closed them down. In fact, this is a pretty decent American lager. Pouring from the can gives a nice fluffy head that remains for most of the drink. The usual straw color is no surprise. Can’t find anything wrong with the taste, which is okay considering its Wisconsin-cheap price. Definitely recommend this as your basic lawnmower beer.
I took this to my brewclub meeting with the current Old Style to see how they stacked up against each other. Even in tiny sample glasses, sitting warming on a picnic table, we had no difficulty picking out this as the better beer (though truthfully, not much better).
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2015 Can, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.jbuzz (838) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a pale straw color with a big but quickly falling head.
The aroma is doughy, lightly sweet, a little corny, but mild & not uninviting.
The flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. It’s got the corniness well in check with a light hop zip. It’s doughy but not over sweet or especially yeasty.
The palate is lively and light.
In many ways this is a quintessential American Pale Lager, for what it’s worth most folks will not like it because of that, but I do like it. I don’t get enough chances to pick this one up.
Pretty basic lager alcohol taste nothing stands out. Slightly watery. Not bad just not very good. wlajwl (7066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Aroma is bread, fruit and a hint of spices/earthiness. The flavor is fruit, malts, bread and a tart finish. deyholla (12265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2014
On tap at Bodega. Pours a clear light gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet corn and straw with a touch of bread backing. Flavor is similar with corn and straw with some sweet grains underlying. Slightly crisp. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
12 oz. can. Aroma of sweet malt and corn. Flavor is strongly on the sweet side with very mild corn and bitter notes. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation. Finishes sweet. Too sweet. Lots of sweetness in this one.
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of corn and grain. Taste is light sweet. Meh, not bad. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz can (old notes ’03)-Pours a golden body with a small white head. Aroma of corn and sweetness. Taste of the same with a little grains coming thru. This light bodied brew is not bad as I was expecting worse. nr706 (13) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
12 oz can into 16 oz. snifter (yeah, I know, a snifter is overkill for a lawnmower beer). Light, slight grain/corn aroma. Pours perfectly clear, golden, with reasonable head. Flavor of malt and corn; minimal hops. Not as thin as other lawnmower beers. Pretty good for a beer that comes in 30-pack cans. vomit (266) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Well LaCrosse used to be the home of Blatz and for that I salute them. For this I give them the FINGER! Who poured sugar and corn syrup into my beer!??? I thought I was drinking a corn flavored soda. NEVER AGAIN. NEVER. Hang tight with the Blatz and the bitches will be pounding down your door. Hang with this and expect a lot of digital oscillation (from yourself) of your male member. Shameful! Is this the treatment our boys in uniform deserve? JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A pour man’s MDG or Bud. I’m not a huge fan of lagers in general, but I found this to be skunky which is a bit odd as I had it poured from a can into a pint glass.