Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
24oz can pours clear gold with frothy off white head. The aroma is sugary sweet, caro syrup, cider, chemical booze and a touch of nose searing heat at the end of the draw. The taste is sweet apple and pear along with a cider like sensation and giving way to corn flakes and sweet chemically booze. This is tough to drink without a meal to hid the over sweet roughness of this thing. Still nothing horrible going on here though. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2011
can from Chevron, pours light gold, thin white head. Aroma is sweet corn and pale grains. Flavor is sweet grassy malts, lots of sweet corn and syrup. Eh. spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Proper 24 oz. can from some convenience store on Franklin.
Oh balls this is horrible. Looks like a malt liquor in a can. Tastes like a malt liquor in a can. Oh. Just no. Block (2950) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Tons of bread throughout the aroma and flavor. This beer feels heavy. Bread and yeast with a bite of alcohol. I don’t know if this is better than Schlitz malt liquor options or not. The pro is the higher alcohol and the con is the harsher flavor. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011 24 oz can. Corn, piss, jolly rancher sweetness, and alcohol burn. You get what you pay for, a cheap get drunk beer.
johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Pours a crystal clear deep straw bordering on golden color with a good two finger bubbly white head that shows some decent staying power and lace. Yup looks like a macro lager all right. Smells of sweet grainy malt with faint wisps of creamed corn and alcohol. Smells a little better than I thought it would. Taste is kind of what I expected, sweet grainy malts with maybe a hint of cherry or apricot. Really! Bitter alcohol burn into the finish. Lots and lots of bubbles, medium body with a sweet slick mouthfeel. Honestly if they put some hops in here it wouldn’t be half bad. As is this serves its purpose, a cheap quick drunk. I do enjoy purchasing 24 oz of 8.5% beer for $1.69, if only today’s craft brewers could bring us that level of value for our money. Cybercat (6013) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Aroma is actually better than I expected - nothing to write home about, as the old cliche goes, but rather nice. It is strong, fruity - mainly apple - and malty, better than what I expected from a beer of this type. It pours a rather uninspiring clear wan yellow with a rather typical white head. Flavor is not too shabby, though - stronger and fuller than I expected, malty and fruity with a bit of a nip. It’s actually a little enjoyable! Texture is smooth and just a bit fizzy, no big shakes, but better than most industrial swill I have had. OK if there isn’t much else to drink. uvajed (188) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Unoffensive aroma, very light, maybe a little grass and wheat was all I could pick up, Not suref what it looks like - it’s malt liquor, so you better drink it straigh out of the big-ass can! But I bet it is a clear, medium yellow, pouring with a small, thin head, and leaves little lacing. I wouldn’t say it tastes "good," but not really bad, either. Not overly sweet or especially corny, like so many malt liquors, and the alcohol does not dominate. Surprisingly drinkable for a cheap, 8.5% malt liquor. Much better than say, Earthquake, the Camo line, Steel Reserve, etc., and much less work than OE 800, which seems like a whole meal in a bottle. On par with mickey’s, in my opinion, though sweeter and higher in alcohol content, and perhaps even lighter.
If you are low on cash (but not actually a bum), want to get fuxored up, and can’t stand Earthquake, Four Loco, or anything else ridiculously sweet, 2 or 3 of these are just what you are looking for. Heck, it shows its Stroh’s/Pabst/Miller lineage in that it almost tastes like a decent old man beer. If this suddenly became the only beer available on Earth, I’d cry, but I could get used to it. Bottom line: it is what it is, junk, but pretty good junk that I’ll probably try again some day. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a 24oz can into a big mug. The can has the abv (8.5%) and a freshness date of "JUL1111" printed on the bottom.
Appearance: The body had a light yellow color with very good clarity. This was a lighter than I was expecting but not out of place. On top the tall three finger head of bright white foam settles down to thin cap which actually hangs on well. Lacing is minimal and very slick.
Smell: It is fairly light with pale cereal grain, grassy hay like hops and minimal sweet corn/vegetable notes.
Taste/Palate: The flavor matches the aroma exactly with a fairly dry finish and offers it up in a light-medium body with smooth but lively carbonation.
Notes: It’s surprisingly light and drinkable. crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 710ml can. Well within best by. At freeser temp the aroma is fairly inoffensive. Metallic hops and baseless booze but not over the top, this is an 8.5er after all one of the highest (if not the highest) abv macro high gravs. Mouthfeel is low-carb. This is boozy but not as acetoney as higher abv beers. The fusels though pack a punch, this is not as smooth as steel reserve or st. ides, not even close. A bit of nuttiness comes through with the booze, but this is so boozy and fusely though no nail polish remover quality. Verdict: a shitty HG, just too high abv.