RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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1.5
CanIHave4Beers (4224) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Can, shared by me... in the library... just now.
Pours a pale straw color with a quick rise and fall head.

The aroma is lightly corny and doughy with a little bit of herbal character to it, it’s pretty dang faint all together though.

This one is absolutely on the sweet side of pale lager, and not in that compelling Grain-Belty way... it’s got a reasonable level of herbal bitterness for balance but what ends up being the key players are sickly sweetness, crappy orange juice, and green apple.

I am all for resurrected pale lagers, or just pale lagers in general, but this is really on the other side of the fence for me.

2.1
Onslow (1528) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Pour form a 12oz can. Medium gold brew with two fingers of white head and good head retention. Aroma is light grains and a very light metallic/grassy note not found in the taste. Taste is sweet grain up front - not bad and not overly adjunct tasting but notably sweet. A floral hops note emerges towards the end of the swallow and it ends sweet. Hops reminds me of Rhinelander with a floral taste and odd notes - butter, almond extract - something that amplifies the sweetness. Not bad and a little more distinctive than many pale lagers, but the sweetness grows on you and not in a good way.

Never had this beer before and don’t recall seeing it in the stores in Michigan in the 70’s and 80’s. But from time to time I drive down Rte 31 in Indiana and a bottle shop in La Paz still has a large Drewrys sign on it. Glad to have finally tasted it.

2.4
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2015
can. golden with one finger head. very sweet with quite a bit of corn. light hops. it’s a fairly crappy lager, but i can’t help but find this a bit enjoyable at the same time.

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shrubber85 (11615) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Can. Milky light corn syrup and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet milky barley malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Okay but still not great. Also they need to get the Mountie back on the label.

2.1
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a fairly tall eggshell head that settles quickly and leaves a few spots of lace. Nose involves sweet corn, faintest hop spice, and white bread dough, almost a tart lemony fruit note. Fairly sweet, a bit tart, not much bitterness. Light to medium body, toward syrupy, softer yet still some prickly action, finishing with some lemony tart dustiness and bready dough. Not that bad really, but the tart elements are somewhat distracting if not also unique. Don’t know if this will catch on like they want it to, but it’s not a disaster, so that’s promising.

2
Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Can: Clear, amber-gold with a frothy white head. Grain, cornflake aroma.. Taste is slightly toasted barley malt, corn, water.... It’s not terrible, but it is pretty low on the pale lager ladder......But...I’m a sucker for old school, nostalgic brands................so it gets a bit of a pass for what it is...and was.

1.4
Frank (4235) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
This beer is horrid. It’s golen yellow w/ a fomay head and has a bit wierd, butter, metallic nose. It’s mouthfeel is slightly oily and slick but still thin somehow. Closer examination reveals overripe orange, corn and basically every off note I can think outside of authentic fecal aromas in sour beer.

2.2
crossovert (13869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
355ml can. $4.29 6 pack. Brewed at Minhas. Aroma is mineral water and candy corn. Flavor is corny, cornbread, metal, minimal hops, lots of sweetness. Havent had a shitty adjunct lager in a while. Pkbites tasting the logo like many do with these types of beers.

2.6
Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
Can (Old Notes)-Pours a medium golden with a small head. Aroma of grains and light hops. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is not bad as I was expecting worse.

4.3
pkbites (976) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV86nfOo5a0 HEY HEY! I’m the first to rate this! When I heard that the Big D was being brought back I was excited. Some of you young punks have no idea what this stuff is. We made a special beer run from Milwaukee to South Bend, Indiana on Christmas Eve, 2K13. Let me tell you, this stuff isn’t cheap! $32 for a case of bottles! Holy Schnikes! Label looks very much like it did in ’72. Very "beery" aroma. Barley and fruit nose. Pour is *slightly* darker yellow with a whisper of cloudiness. White head is frothy. It dies down a bit but not completely. Nice lacing on the glass is exemplified by a full lace ring at the top of the glass. Low carbonation means easy quaffing with no throat burn. Very, VERY dry. Nice hoppy, bitter aftertaste that lingers a bit. I’m thrilled that the "classic" dry beer taste is making a come back. Stag, Narragansett, even the reintroduction of original Schlitz and Old Style Krausened are all good, modern examples of this style. Drewrys is another entry into this long neglected genre of brew! And it’s quite good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWoEEBnXVN8http://w


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