mvp (271) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2016
12 oz. bottle from my cousin poured in a lager glass. Strong aroma. Mostly of grain and not much hops. Light copper color with a frothy white head. Taste was so-so but well balanced. Worth a try. Better than any macro beer. DialSquare (5198) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle from Kenny Road Market: murky amber pour with fizzy carbonation and white head. aroma of sweet bread and butterscotch malts. tastes are light lemony lager with faint sour quality. better than typical macro for me. Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2016
16 oz special edition fireworks can that features what looks like an emaciated grinch riding a giant dong. The beer pours deep amber with head that dissipates almost immediately. Aroma initially is creamed corn and apple cider. Given it long enough and some toast and caramel emerges as well. Mild taste, moderately sweet with minimal bitterness. Light body, okay carbonation. Overall: <shrug> if you’ve gotta choose a boring beer for Labor Day fireworks, you could do worse than this. JStax (7396) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle pour. The beer is a clear amber with a white head. Aroma has caramel and nutty toffee. Super sweet. Medium body and medium carbonation. Patrickctenchi (6832) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2016
HuDey Edition Bottle:
Clear amber with a thick beige head.
Caramel, grain aroma.
Taste is sweet caramel malt, sweeter grain malt.....
Gets to be a little sticky-candied by the end.
Still....not too bad at all.....a nice revisit of a classic.
shrubber85 (11762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle (HuDey). Light barley caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with giant light tan head. Lightly sweet milk caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal grass/quinine flavor. Decent body. As good as I remembered, which wasn’t very good to begin with. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Alright, I purchased a six pack of this golden brew at the Western Hills Krogers, and it poured out an American Standard with a tall white head and "poker game" beer aroma. Tastewise, it’s not bad, but I’ve had better. phaleslu (11000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2016
12 oz. bottle from Rhinehaus, poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear, deep gold that’s basically a copper color, with a small off-white head that settles into a ring. Matl-forward - toasty, sweet, sugary, and smooth. Not a lot of hop character to speak of, maybe a bit of straw and earth. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. So this is an old brand that Moerlein purchased, reformulated, and just reintroduced again in late 2015. Not a whole lot of local raters have gotten to it yet, but it’s nice to see it rating out well. One of the things I love about the brewing scene here, particularly what Moerlein has done, is that they’ve kept these old local regional macro-type labels alive and modernized the recipes as needed while keeping the old-school charm intact. Beers like this are why I don’t need to drink Bud or Miller at places with the narrowest beer selections. Frank (4265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2015
This is a copper colored lager with solid malt character and firm bitterness in the finish. It’s medium bodied lightly sweet with vigorous carbonation. It’s not really a standout flavorwise but it’s clean and drinkable so good enough for me. Chudwick (3511) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2015
12oz bottle - nose is grainy and grassy. Sip ads a little lemon, some bread and lemon zest. The lemon really comes out in the belch. Much better than I expected. I do look forward to having the other 5. I do think this is progress.