dtalou27 (13) - Freeburg, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I'm going to go ahead and give this beer a top rating. Hats off for trying to bring the family name back to the United States, where it belongs! This beer is not meant to compete with our desirable craft beer industry, but rather put up a new fight to the bought out Budweiser! Keep up the good fight!
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Boomersmancave1 (133) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good Golden Color. light bready malt aroma.You can taste the grains and hops with a nice balance, some hint of citrus and a clean finish. Very Nice.
billiken3 (1) - - FEB 26, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love Kraftig Beer. It has been my favorite beer since I tried it a few months ago. Drive to St. Louis every few weeks to stock up. Quality taste that does not come with the filling nature you may expect.
Lituva (2) - Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably what Budwiser tasted like before they started filling with rice.
Nice lager for summer drinking.
gschrade (1064) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Fridays. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Taste slightly sweet, like a mass produced lager. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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jgperry99 (3) - Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Give William K Busch credit for providing an American owned answer to AB’s sellout, Miller, Coors, etc. All no longer American. Kraftig is American and provides a tasteful alternative to other beers in it’s class, like Miller, Budweiser, etc. To be honest, I prefer Pabst to this, but this is a very close second. Can be compared to European style lagers, but to be honest, should not be. But does defeat most of it’s in-class competitiors.
Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ahhh, Billy Busch’s latest venture. Pours a very clean, yellow color with a frothy, bright white head with decent staying power. Carbonation is very high. Aroma has a strong sour Noble hops nose with a lot of grain. Flavor starts off with a light grassy, orangy, sour Noble hops characteristics which transitions into a pretty sweet pale malt flavor and finishes with light grainy and grassy notes. The flavor actually transitions instead of being one dimensional which is seen a lot in macro pale lagers. Body is light, very fizzy with a touch of oily texture at the end where you expect a crisp feeling. Overall a respectable brew. You can tell there no adjuncts used in the brew as the graininess really stands out. Avoid the ocular Pavlovian response associated with the name Busch, this is a stylistically respectable brew.
drainky (1) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this beer. I’ve been practicing with AB products for about 38 years and have found all but one loaded with a grain/bitter aftertaste. The one was a product called Anheuser Marzen that was targeted against Heineken around 88 or 89. I drink many types of beers and I considered the above to be the best drinkable beer I’ve ever had. While Stouts and Ales and double bocks and microbrews make up a lot of my selections a beer that doesn’t fill you up or leave your mouth feeling as if it has sampled a chocolate and hop laden fruit basket is something I really like. Anheuser was this type of beer and Kraftig approaches that quality. A little more malt and they would duplicate that taste, however, this lager is smooth and tasty. I like it!
Finhead (1693) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear, golden pour with a white head. The aroma is mostly light grain. The light body has crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste goes from mildly sweet to mild bitterness, then finishes quick and clean. Pretty decent for a pale lager.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 2015 Joplin Pints ’n Paws Mac-Fest beerfest. Noble hops aroma. Some nice grassy bite in the taste. Well-made pale lager. Server said it had no adjuncts. Much better than their light lager.