GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
12oz can at Black Jack above Pearl Dive. $2 can. Low carbonation straw pour. Weak head. No formation really and no retention. Very poor. No lace. Nose is dirty freezer, sweet cherry juice box, horse breath. Taste is tangy, sharp, sweeter. More body and less carboardy compared to the Strohs. Headache inducing though. Small DMS and diacetyl come through.
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A wicked bonus from Sloth from when he sent me the Maryland’s Best. grundsow (130) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Pours a pale golden color with the most fluffy, white, well retained, and respectable heads I’ve ever seen on a pale lager.
The aroma is sort of generically "beery" in the "its 1987 and my parents are drinking beer" kind of way. Some bread doughiness, a little grain, some alcohol, far from offensive... but it doesn’t smell great or anything.
The flavor is a little cidery, some breakfast cereal in there for sure, a light hop zippiness is present as well. The beer has some noticeable alcohol and corn.
Tastes pretty much exactly as I expected it to, so that’s pretty great.
Avoided it for years due to stigma, only to discover recently that for a cheap beer it has a really good taste, time and again. Better than Budweiser or Miller. Great beer for a holiday weekend or to kick back with after cutting firewood, mowing grass, etc. AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
"Had this with a bunch of friends following a funeral. It was the only beer around. Went well with our cigars.
A - Zero appearance. Looks like dirty water.
S - A more hoppy PBR but smells like nasty ice cubes
T - Citrus, Floral and burnt notes
M - Light, highly carbonated with cheap yeast
O - This is a beer I’d take on a fishing trip. If I’m not fishing, this beer shouldn’t be in my hand." Fussman (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2011 does not count
I like this beer. It is simple and is a perfect thirst quencher on or off the field. The old name is comfortable for nostalgia fans but it still remains a viable, low cost American beer. I recommend for those who aren’t finicky about basic beer. Go for it.
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2011
aroma: non-existant. Appearance: I did not look at it, it stayed in the can where it belongs; tasts: foul and mettalic; palate: watery and disconcerting; overall - not worth drinking. cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
It’s hard for me to judge this one, as the nuances between cheap beers are subtle, and I tried this one months after having sampled any other cheep beer. My impression put it several steps up from Natty and Keystone, but it was similar in price. It was drinkable. I would put it several steps down from any number of other mainstream pale lagers, however. Kinda on par with PBR. My intuition is that I would prefer PBR, by a (very) slight amount. dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
drank upstate NY, from 12 fl. oz. Can, good economy beer, mild on the palette, slight bitter aftertaste crossovert (12929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
The US’s oldest lager beer? At least people don’t overhpe it like they do for Yuengling. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
12oz can on my honeymoon trip in Dec. 2009 Puerto Rico (Culebra, Flamingo Beach). Can, looked cheap, reading on can said oldest lager in US. thought it was strange. Did not expected much from this beer. Just a new beer to add to my list. Funny this is made is Illinois and I had never seen it before. Taste is grassy, watery, with a hint of pale malts in it.