Brewed by Moosehead Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Saint John, Canada


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 1.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
"Without sacrificing real beer taste, James Ready Light is a 4% ABV beer that remains smooth while creating a lighter bodied, refreshing beer with no aftertaste."

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JRHBrew's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - FEB 27, 2013
Thinnest and lamest of the James Ready. Nothing particularly offensive but don’t bother with this one.

Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle 341 ml
Aroma; medium light intensity , grainy , slight generic hop hints , fairly dry. Slight vegetal notes , wet cloth around.
Appearance: clear , pale bright golden brew with medium bright white top. Some lace shown. Nice. 4-
Taste/Palate etc.: light bodied with grainy front. Corn like backing with hint of diacetyl. Softer top , dry medium plus carbonation. OK for discount generic light brew.

Spab (4235) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
355 ml can from Alcool NB Liquor. Pours a clear golden yellow with thin white cap. Light grains and adjunct in aroma. Flavour is sweet grains/corn ad quite watery. Predictably light body. Pretty unimpressive.

swiseman (536) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
pale, thin - there really isn’t a lot to say about this typical macro light beer other than it might have slightly more taste than Bud Light or Coors Light, for example. I will have to compare at the same time, but it almost seems like, while the mouthfeel is very thin, there may be a few more hops than the regular James Ready (not that that is high praise or anything). Taking the price into account, I would definitely choose this over Coors, but that doesn’t mean I plan to buy either in the future.

HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
355ml can. Mild funky lager aroma. Very pale, clear, yellow colour. Small head disappeared instantly, no lace. Taste is thin: sour grain, cardboard box, sticky sweetness. Palate is watery and carbonation is forced and chemical tasting. Overall, worth passing over, despite the price.

Metalchopz (3683) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2012
This light version of the James Ready pours a very pale yellow colour with a big frothy white head that stays longer than expected, and lacing is pretty good. Smell reeks of bad grain, perfume and some citrus lemony aromas that help out the situation. The taste is not as bad, just corn, and quite light. The scent gets a bit better, as it turns to mild corn after a while. Refreshing enough for a light beer, and very inexpensive for a 24-pack (only size it comes). Only meant to drink from the bottle though.

barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
341ml bottle from TBS. pours pale yellow with a quick white head. nose of husky grain, light fusel alcohol. minimal flavour, somewhat cidery. like a 4% malt liquor. amazingly poorly made. gave it 16/20 overall so id show as the highest rater of this trash.

Strangebrewer (1374) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2009
bottle. Poured clear, very pale yellow with a thin white head. Sweet corny grain aroma. Bland, watery, grainy flavour. Thin mouthfeel, average carbonation. Generic light beer.

mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2008
[841-20071121] 341mL (w/ jerc). Heather-like hops aroma has wheat, melted plastic and a strange perfume thrown in too. Clear, pale yellow body with a quick white head. Flavour has wheat characteristics, some sweet floral and almost silky chocolate notes. Smooth light body. Like heavily carbonated perfume water.

jercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle courtesy of tupalev. Pale yellow body with a small white head. Sweet grainy, grassy aroma with muted floral notes I assume to be hops. Sweet grainy flavour has mild vegetal notes at times, but mostly sweet muted grains, hints at cream corn. Overall flavour is on the sweet side. Average to thin palate. Pretty bland and watery. Mostly inoffensive, but why bother?

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