bhensonb (14509) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a real discount store. Pours amber with a creamy light beige head. Medium caramel aroma. Med body. Flavor is rather toffee, perhaps with a touch of diacetyl. There’s some decent noble hop bitter. It actually has some bitter in the finish.
Ratman197 (13916) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear light amber with a lasting offwhite head. Aromas of bread, carmel and light nuttiness. Palkate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, bread and a hint of citrus with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (13914) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with small whit head. Light aroma. Light to medium body. Light malty and nut flavor with small finish.
Drake (13152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from a sampler. Orange pour with a medium head that quickly disappears. Aroma is major toasted grain with fruity banana notes. Taste is pretty much exactly the same. Very sweet, lively carbonation and medium bodied.
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of earth, grass, and faint citrus. Subtle flavor of earth and straw. Essentially, not a far strech from some tap water.
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little malty in aroma, pours a nice light dark to amber with no head. Bitter on the palate and a little burpy.
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle-pours a dissipating off white head and copper color. Aroma is some medium malt, nutty, adjunct?, earthy. Taste is some medium malt, nutty, adjunct?, earthy/spice (some saaz) hops. A bit thin on the finish. OK/mild carbonation.
Dogbrick (12252) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another half-hearted attempt at an established style by A-B. Clear brownish amber color with a thin off-white head and nil lacing. The aroma is light malt and caramel. Light-bodied with a sweet malt character. Small nut and caramel flavors as well. The finish is lightly sweet with a bit of hops at the end. Another Reader’s Digest beer that is pretty easy to drink.
shrubber85 (10959) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Slight sweet/diacetyl malt aroma. Dark amber with small head. Lightly sweet malt flavor. LIttle body. Fairly high acidity. Rather bland but decent taste.
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 Eh, I have grown tired of trying the Mich beers in hopes that they actually brew a good one. I give up. malty on the nose and very malty with some sweetness. Pretty damn bland. Not one I will try again.