wlajwl (6941) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2017 roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I’ll admit, I have been going through tight times financially with 2 kids under the age of two and have been dabbling in inexpensive lager recently. Saw this was new and figured I’d give it a try despite the fact that it was an ice beer. Have had some enjoyable strong euro lagers so why not?
I’ll tell you why not, because this is probably the most godawful beer you will ever try. Pours a dark clear dehydrated piss yellow with minimal filmy white head. Aroma is cidery and medicinal. Flavor reflects this. Very malty with apple cider flavor pungent and medicinal booziness. Brought a few of these to my monthly beer club meeting as a joke and literally no one could drink more than a few sips before dumping. Would suggest you pass.
Aroma and flavor is mostly corn/malts and not a lot else. Works as a relatively cheap way to get drunk without being overly nasty, not much else use. dekester1 (367) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured a dark gold with a moderate head that faded to the same level of lacing (this was the highlight). Aroma of slightly sweet grains and alcohol (2nd highlight). Taste was of grains, alcohol, with a mild hop finish - almost tasted like a malt liquor. Palate was OK. Overall, a malt-liquor-like brew in guise of an ’ice.’ exeter (535) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
I was given this beer as payback of a Olde 800 I gave a friend. I am not sure who won this trade. This is the beer you drink when you don’t even know what bad beer is. ccex (1344) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2014
I’m always a sucker for another dirt cheap beer from Minhas. I expect to get what I paid for, and this one meets my expectations. 12 oz can from $10.98 case pours a normal clear golden color with medium white head that sticks around a while. Aroma is full of corn, apples, and cardboard. Taste is a bit on the sweet side at first with a metallic finish. The alcohol isn’t as obvious as in most ice beers. Body is light but not watery, with moderate carbonation. Out of all the dirt cheap beers I’ve tried, this one is one of the few I’ll return to. Much better than Natty Ice, which, regrettably, was my mainstay five years ago. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
It’s beer. I always love digging into the back of someone’s fridge for an abandoned horrible beer to rate.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
12oz can poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark gold with a finger of frothy white head. Aroma of corn and grains with a bit of honey and skunk. Taste is medium heavily sweet, reflects aroma. Medium bodied with a thin yet sticky texture. Lively carbonation and too long of a finish. It’s like someone dumped honey in a can of PBR...meh. snoworsummer (5911) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Can. Pours clear pale copper with a frothy off white head. Tastes like sweet, expired nuts. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light musk, almost no aroma. sonnycheeba (6214) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Can. Pours golden amber with frothy off-white head. Aroma is just plain pungent; easily one of the worst beer aromas if ever come across; burnt pale malts, paper, and bad funk. Flavor is equally bad; where macro lagers are boring this is just nasty and generously leaves you with a horrendous aftertaste. Wow... Bricks (1140) - Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Good head, a pale, almost crystal clear yellow. Smells like nail polish remover, bubble gum and malt. Very sweet taste with a hint of funk. Sorta thick, with a touch of bitterness on the followthrough. This stuff will probably take the surface layer off my bowels, but I HAVE had worse. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
16 oz. can from Atom in the Krampus trade. It pours a golden color with a disappearing, fizzy white head. The aroma is pretty standard. Sweet corn, sugar, light plastic and a hint of spicy hop. The flavor is full and sweet with sugary corn and a decent amount of spicy noble hop, but the sugar really overpowers it. Not very good.