Psu319 (11) - - SEP 15, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A-B runs full-page ads for this in BYO, but considering how they boast about using rice right on the label, I don't see why. Decent enough color. Thin head fizzles away like any Budweiser. There's a hint of roastiness here, and a slightly bitter hop aftertaste that lingers briefly. Another mega brew, easily forgotten.
But it might have gone better had the bottle I had at Bennigan's not been served in their usual frosty glasses. How a place with over 20 beer taps care so little about beer stumps me. For the $5 they charged, I could have a fine imperial at any brewpub.
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2017 Looks great in a glass as it has a great color. But that's where it ends, not malty and has a neutral smell. Makes me thing they use food coloring not malt to color it. jabgq101 (1) - Englewood, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2017 does not count
Its a good, cheap dark beer. Definitely not a ton of flavor, but it is what it is for the price. davedrinkinbeer (19) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Overall a good beer. However this beer may not be for everyone-- beer is refreshing, light bodied, not dry at all, and leaves a clean aftertaste. Beer smells faintly like roasted nuts, and looks good in a glass.
This beer is certainly unique-- a light feeling dark beer, so dark beer purists may not enjoy this, but then again maybe it is the perfect dark beer for a niche group-- a light refreshing dark beer that can be drank anytime, anywhere. slyde (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2017
This has become my favorite amber beer, although I do sometimes switch to Dos Equis Amber for a change of taste. jcraik (1) - - AUG 1, 2017 does not count
Nice colour, mild flavour, easy on the palate with no after taste. I would drink this beer again.
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o_Merlin_o (225) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Leftover bottle that a guest brought to our party, so I figured I'd try it. Free beer! Unfortunately, with this beer, you get what you pay for it. Pretty aqueous palate with a slight hint of acorns, but it's very watered down. Kinda like flavored water. Below average.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bergy78 (1) - Montpelier, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2017 does not count
Good smooth beer, enjoy it in the fall and winter. Really enjoy it on tap any time of year. rdixon77 (2956) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Thin, but a little more malty heft than the MBC adjunct lager. There you have it. unclefrito62 (321) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2017
12 ounce bottle at home from my brother in law. Smell the malt and smells really nice. Light brown in color. Taste the malt Smooth. Kind of thin. Overall very drinkable and taste pretty good. This would be good any time of year. gripweed57 (2805) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep Amber orange color. Fluffy white head. Light sweet grainy malt nose. Soft, sweet malt flavor. Light bodied. Bittersweet hop finish hints at licorice.