RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There are times when an ice-cold beer fits the bill. This is an easy-drinking brew that’s reliably tasty without being fussy. It’s a straightforward beer with good hop flavor without it being over the top. This speaks of a simpler time when you could order a beer, and they wouldn’t bring you a full menu. They’d just bring a good beer at a good price. Life can be complicated, but your beer does not have to be. Enjoy the taste of Simpler Times.

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1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
We all wish for simpler times, when Little Kings 40s were 99 cents, when delivering telephone books was a legitimate excuse for work. Simpler times... when a hangover meant watching Alf, back to back before back to back Cheers episodes... waiting for your employed pals to get off work so you can repeat the last night’s beer guzzling festivities. Yes, this beer reminds me of those simpler times. So does Ballantyne. If I were homeless (ultimate Simple Times), I’d panhandle outside Trader Joes and trade Joe my daily merits for these inconceivably awful cans of fortified bum juice. Like Leelee Sobieski below me notes, this is your stereotypical adjunct ale. Catering to a class that favors function over fashion.


1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
bpreo (2811) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2017
The only thing this beer has going for it is a 6%+ alcohol content. That’s all.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2017
Can. Pours a clear yellow with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain and corn with a bit of hay underlying. Flavor is similar with corn and sweet grains throughout and a bit of hay backing.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Can from teddy’s birthday party...nose is malt hay and straw...mouth is sweet malts...ok brew

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
From a can with friends at a swim party. Just a cool relaxing beer when you need to chill. Especially for the price

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (5896) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
12 oz can at home, thanks jaryn!. Clear golden with white head. Aroma is malty, slight grain and hay. Taste is pretty sweet, pale malt, grain, hay and slight grass. OK

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2533) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body. Aroma is a little cotton candy and caramel. Taste is fairly sweet, though with a good balance from lemon bitterness. Texture is softer. It favors a little sweet, but still nice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
csaso (2235) - Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Can - average size foamy head, clear medium straw color, pretty sweet malt and corn aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, mildly flat finish, ok overall I guess ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markas101 (2423) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2015
12 oz can, Ann Arbor, MI, USA via Trader Joes. Pale gold. No head. Visible carbonation. Bready aroma. Some faint citrus. Sweet, balanced with honey and light white pepper. Medium finish. Given the price and aim of the beer I’d say it’s great.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
tightslice (1204) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Can from Trader Joe’s in Campbell, CA. Aroma is malts, honey, artificial caramels? This is some roof stoof-age and goes fittingly with all things "Pruneyard".

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ffbot (412) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
This is your basic bad beer. Basically. No real taste here, I buy it usually because of how cheap it is, $4 a 6-pack. A pale straw color, no head, medium carbonation. No real sweetness to it, because no real taste to it. Very bland. Corn, hay, grass, ground, mulch, rot, nothing to taste.


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