kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2008
24oz can from Beer World (Largo, FL). Some in our group were afraid of this beer, but for 99 cents for 24 ounces, this seemed worth a try. Pours a clear bright yellow color with thin white head. Aroma is better than I expected and had sweet, malt and corn notes. Flavor is also better than I expected with notes of sweet malt and honey. Light body with a slightly watery finish. Better than many of the macros and 8.5% to boot. bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Pours mediam gold with a frothy nearwhite head. Aromas of wheat, corn and a slight amount of fruit. Full bodied; creamy carbonation. Flavor is pretty clean, lightly sweet, and there’s a slight touch of light stone fruit in the finish. Not much heat. Just rated Earthquake HGL, and this is even better. :) 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. Cybercat (6139) - 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. Camons (13279) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
Can @ Timbers, Denver. Pours golden with a white head, loads of ´big bubblles along the glassides. Aroma is bread, sugar, alcohol, cardboard. Taste is malt, sugar, corn, alcohol. Thin body, lively carbonation. 190212
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Can (didn’t have a paper bag handy!). I’m embarrassed to review this but needed the style towards getting all 73. The color was light gold. The flavor was malty sweet with little flavor or aroma. Definitely strong, though the alcohol taste isn’t prevalent. Leaves a slightly sweet and sour aftertaste. Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2012
24 oz can from NH Cumberland Farms, because this crazy gangsta can was too much to pass by. Sweet malty ad corn syrup aroma does an okay job covering the high test backbone of the beer. Looks like many lighter lagers. Tastes candy sweet with a hint of rotten apples, and of course alcohol. It is slick but sharp, with a crisp and drying finish . When I saw it the assumption was that it would rate terribly here, but this one’s not bad. There are far worse malt liquors out there, and most of them of from the state of Wisconsin as well. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014
(can - 24 oz) Gold pour with a fizzy head. Overly sweet corn and malt aroma. Flavor is sweet, like most malt liquors, with a much too sweet and alcohol finish. vipinvelp (4540) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Clear yellow, small lacing white foam ring. Malty aroma, kind of sweet. Alcohol tasting sweetness, small malt tone. (Memphis 201505) PorterPounder (8275) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Jacksonville, Fl. - Kangaroo Convenience Store - somewhere off of I-295. Big, mean looking black 24 oz can. Light golden pour, with a pithy white head. Slight wet paper bag aroma with some grassy notes and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is not as deplorable as expected - this is not your Dad’s malt likkah from the ’70s. Some syrupy sweetness of course, but misses that that clenching texture and flavor that many MLs have. Hint of honey sweetness with a heavy alcohol back end. While not harsh - definitely not for the faint of heart or stomach. Like its moniker - VSL - all in all a very smooth lager.