presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
I find the enjoyment of this beer depends greatly on what preceded it. If this is the first of the day it comes off better. After anything malty or hoppy this drops significantly. Dark straw colour. ALmost no head. Minimal aroma. Very light flavour. Decent and drinkable for the style. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
Light corn aroma. Pours very light yellow, head quickly disappears, carbonation low. Corn flavours are the dominant taste. Malts are low. A bit of fruitiness at the end; low hops. If this is the private reserve I'd hate to experience the average. jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JUN 30, 2003
no aroma, dark golden color, smmoth malt bckground without much flavor, leaves a heaviness in mouth, finnishes plain, over all beer is flavorless and filling wyanetwhip (17) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2003
has a very nice taste, fuller than most mass produced with a hint of hoppiness. Nice looking in the glass, slightly more amber to it than other american standards. Still, it's different than when produced in Portland years ago. It had even more taste then and was the BEST! Now made by Miller, tastes above average but not as intense as before. My beer of choice when the price is right. Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cereal), with a strong note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Anyone who doesn't know what DMS smells like needs to try this beer...that's about the only thing in the nose...it's positively stomach-turning. The name "private reserve" obviously means it's not fit for public consumption.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 Light, floral lager. Nothing to offend or impress, just a simple, clean, dry, refreshing beer. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Clear-golden with a thin line of head. Weak nose/aroma. Painfully (really) watery palate. Light malts and mouthfeel, unbalanced by an unproportional bitterness. Chalky finish. Unappetising aftertaste. Boring. mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Yellow fizzy beer w/ medium head. Crystal clear. Very faint aroma of malt and hops. Clean flavor of malt and ever-so-slight hops. A little bland. Typical American macro-lager. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
This is the kind of thing you keep in the guest refigerator or the kind of thing that people leave in yours. Nothing special to speak of here, just more of the same in your american variety. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
For being an American Standard it is better than most, but still too carbonated and light for my tastes. Another one to serve to guests.