JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Light straw color with a soft peak egg white looking head. Sweetened grit aroma with just a hint of floral hops. A touch of butterscotch also thrown into the nose. Mild malt flavors with a touch of stewed raisins. Fairly thick in feel. Just not much to grab onto in this one. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a small white head. Nose is malty with light fruit notes and grass. Taste is a bit sweet side. Yogurt covered raisins, sweet malts, light grass and mild hops. Body is medium with above average carbonation feel. Finishes with more sweet amlts and fruit. Lighter grassy notes and a hint of caramel towards the end. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Picked up the Minhas Craft Beers of America Historical Collection Sample Pack at Warehouse Liquors in Duluth, Minnesota. Pours a semi-clear light pale blonde brew with a fast dissolving white head. Aroma of light white bready malt and some flowery hops. Taste is light bodied, hardly no carbonation with flavors of light bread malt and some flowery hops. Finish is watery, with some malt aftertaste. The ABA archives has some information on this historical beer brand. It is supposedly come from a post-Prohibition label of the Rock River Brewing Company of Rockford, Illinois. The former Rockford Brewing Company was founded in 1849, survived Prohibition and was later changed to Rock River Brewing Company in 1937. Deteriorating, and obsolete, pre-Prohibition equipment, and hardship of the Great Depression forced this brewery to close in 1941. stevoj (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Purchased as part of the Beers of America Historical Collection, contract brewed from original recipes. Nothing special at all here, nice golden color, no head and light lacing. Flavor is so light it’s almost non-existent. Reminds me of an American macro-brew from the 70’s, which is not a good thing.... Aurelius (5590) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
This actually surprised me a bit. The aroma was sweet malt with the faintest ghost of molasses. Medium gold. Dry malty, sunflower seeds, cereal, nutty sweetness. Good body, just a shade heavier than medium - oily consistancy, cereal in the back palate during the finish. If you’d told me that this was a decent Soviet-bloc lager from say, Czechoslovakia or Poland, I’d have believed it. The other half of PorterPounder’s toolbox allotment.
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2009
You know, this one was probably the best of the Minhas brewing mix pack. Pours a clear yellow gold with a nose of malt, bread, and grain. No extravagant adjuncts detected. Respectable lager. Nice, but not my favorite beer or style. badgerben (5341) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2006
Dark yellow color with a large head. Dry fruit aroma with a glimpse of the impending grain blast. Well, the grains are there, but an array of fruit (apple, banana) is nicely added to the mix. Oddly sweet finish. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle, part of wooden gift pack. Pours a golden yellow. Smells like an unfinished 2 x 4. Smells like raw blonde wood. Sticky mouthfeel. Mostly sweet, soaked sprouted grain flavors. I feel like I’m drinking Home depot: blonde wood, wood glue, PVC, and a light varnish. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of light grains/grass/ and a hint of hops. Has a fresh crisp taste. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
12 oz bottle shared by Goldtwins. Pours a pale blond thin head. Aroma is corny dms, corn grits, cream of wheat and other wierd breakfast cereal types- and a slight pickle quality which was strange. Grassy and herbal hops throughout but very subtle, corn and a slight off astringent piss.