Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Well, it could be a lot worse. Not bad when you’re on a budget. P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 3, 2002
some chocolatey roast, a little bit of caramel, nothing too special but drinkable. KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Actually some real malt apparent in the aroma--amazing for a macro-product...Color a clear brown with a better-than-average macro-head...drizzled lace...Flavor is sufficiently malty to immediately recommend it over 90% of macro-lagers...Hop-top provides bite, along with carbonation that is a bit excessive...finish is slightly dry, slightly tangy...Overall, a very respectable mainstream product at a good price... BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Nothing spectacular, but it is good for the price. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2002
This is really not so bad! And it is cheap too. I think they even put some malt in it.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2003 I actually liked this, especially for a Weinhards. Nothing really outstanding, just more of the same, only darker. A great transitional beer, but nothing to quench the stout lover"s thirst. Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
I’m a stout lover, and still think this is fairly decent. The palate is nice, the flavor is dark, and lager like, but a hell of a lot better than an american standard. Give me this one again. Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
I do have a soft place in my heart for dark lagers, so I may be a bit forgiving. Sweet caramel flavour and aroma. Even a smidgen of hops. Smooth palate. Expect a stout/porter and you’ll be dissapointed, but is a huge step up from their american standard. Over carbonated. HH (166) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Not bad for a dark lager. Stout lovers don’t bother. It does go pretty good with pizza. Try it. crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
An adequate dark lager if there’s nothing better around. Weak, watery body, nothing really distinctive about it, but inoffensive. When I’m at a party hosted by people who know nothing about real beer, I always hope they at least have some of this in the house.