truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2001
Not bad. Had it on tap at the brewery. Clear, nice golden color. Comparable to Rolling-Rock but less expensive. Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 I’ve been wanting to try this legendary midwest brew for a long time but for one reason or another never got around to it. The appearance was average for the style, and it had a clean and malty aroma lightly hopped. The flavor was sweet, malty and smooth all the way through, with a clear as a bell finish, just a nip of bitterness. Bingo! 9750sts (1) - Kelley, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2004 does not count
A definete midwest beer. the color is a little disturbing but once you get past that and sctualy taste the beer you relize why this has been a staple in the region for so long. averyblund (19) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
A real treasure in the class of beer that it is a member. Its no fancy flavourfull micro but it is very drinkable with a very sweet flavor which leaves an nice aftertaste of the palate. For the price it is availible at it competes with the Naty Ices, High Lifes, Hamms, and Milwalkees . Needless to say it bests that swill by a healthy margin. Not great but a real bargan and never undrinkable. Stine (1795) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 Crystal clear yellow. Biscuits and corn starch on the nose fleeting into warm wafts of stinking, old garlic and onion vegetal steam. Sweaty and ugly; lightly skunked. Flavor is much cleaner and simple to enjoy with crisp almond malts and minty hop bite; hints of lemon, wonderbread, and dry grass. Once past the gutter vomit of the aroma complaints are remarkably hard to make against this; no blatant chemicals or metallic flourishes are present even for a moment. Light bodied, very crisp, and smoothly finishing with lightly tart apple and honey sweetness; refreshing and leaving a sticky caramelized cashew and cotton candy skin in the mouth. Put this in a brown bottle and it might be the best made, most consistent and enjoyable of its style one could ask for.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
One of the better lagers available in MN. Thick heavy body with plenty of grainy flavor. A similarly grainy aroma and a smooth finish. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
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Light, light yellow with a loose fitting cap of bone white foam. Absolute clarity. Smells super light, some grain, some maize, some grass clippings and a hint of bread. Taste is also really light with some light malt, a touch of cornbread with sweetness some slight bitterness and a overture of steel. Thin, real thin with moderate carb and an off dry finish. Could slam this all day on a hot one. shrubber85 (11574) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Can. Milky barley malt and straw aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet barley malt and mildly bitter straw flavor. Nice body. A great pale lager. superspak (5883) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce clear bottle into lager glass, bottled on 12/21/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden/straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, cracker, corn, and white bread; with light pear, apple, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, corn, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. A bit fruity/estery, but not overwhelming. Taste of lemon, cracker, corn, and white bread; with light pear, apple, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, corn, and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors; a bit fruity/yeasty, but not overwhelming. Medium carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, dry, grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a good Adjunct lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, corn, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Absolutely no skunky flavors from the clear bottle; which was surprising, because this had a solid hop presence considering the style. A nicely enjoyable offering.