JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Golden orange color witha small white head, some cloudiness...resembles a belgian white. Smells clean, light and fruity. Starts lemony with peach and soda water on palate. Not much else, finishes crisply. Tasty beer that far exceeds its metal can pedigree. Purchased in a 12 oz can at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY. TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2004
Vinegar and malt for the aroma, grassy. Pours a golden yellow, thin head. Grainy flavours and unpleasant aftertaste. 70’s style graphics on the can serve notice to the last time anyone paid attention to this beer. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
Pop the can and get a sweet aroma. A closer inspection produces a Belgian yeast-like scent, perhaps Huyghe. Light chill haze. Light gold with a good thick head (Becks 0,3l glass). Taste like artificial sweetner and poor hops. Can best be compared to a non-alcohol beer taste. Crockett (1120) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2004
This is the most generic thing I have ever seen. Light gold clear, no head. Sweet pear-like aroma. Corn syrup and rice are the main flavours. Watery and dull. I've been wanting to try this for ages. envane (572) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2004 20 oz bottle which doesn't have the rad 60s euro stylin' lable artwork that the cans have. Otherwise, ok lager. Adjuncty but clean, maybe a few hops
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2004
You know, its not all that bad. I mean it doesnt taste like much of anything, but it is not skunky and corny and bad. Just has some week malt and rice flavors.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2004
This has got to be the cleanest american standard on the market. Although it says its made with rice, there is not much adjuncty nonsense going on in the flavor...there is no alcohol bite that you get from some cheap lagers..in fact, it tastes really really light...a beer for people that don't like beer, i suppose..4.5% is a little low, but what the hell are you going to do. This is definitely a beer that i will come back to. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 12, 2004
I totally agree with Jeremy. This is a really good American Standard. Intersting golden yellow our with a medium sized head. Some chunks were floating in the beer, I thought that was odd. Faint hops, apples, and some citrus. Great taste for a Standard!! Nice finish...Kind of a dry bitterness at the end, but still, I was impressed. Bought this 12 oz can at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY! jgb9348 (6433) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 Rating #2 (16-November-2003):jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2003
Alright, I took a bunch of crap from Per and everyone else about this beer, so here goes another CAN. I bought it from the same store, most likely from the same batch, so we'll see how it goes. Cloudy orange tinted golden colour which really does look like a witbier and contains a dense white head. A little worse aroma than the first can, showing some green apples, slight citrus, but also some off aromas. Light-bodied; Mild flavour of apples, mixed with metal and stale hops. Aftertaste missing some of the twang in the aroma, but left fairly clean and refreshed. Overall, this is a bit worse than the first can, but I still feel that it is above average for the style. The appearance and aroma definately make it better than 99% of the other American Standards. I bought this twelve ounce can from Beers of the World in Rochester, New York again. Scores for this rating: 7,5,5,2,11
Rating #1 (24-September-2003):
Kind of a joke for me, I found the can of it and it looks exactly how it is pictured on the left. Funny to see, but let's see how it is: The pour is wierd...especially out of a can. Very hazy orangey golden colour with a thin white head. I can't believe i'm saying this, but a GREAT smelling beer. Smells like Unibroue Ephemere only better: Green apples and lemons are the big factors, but it is actually really nice. Light to Medium-bodied; The taste is fairly mild, but some of the fruityness gets in the taste. A bit of the malt is tasted, but not too much. Aftertaste is also fairly mute with a bit of the sweetness and fruityness showing, but not much. This beer was very fresh, and I can't believe i'm saying this, but it was pretty decent beer. By far the best American Standard i've ever had. I am going to buy a six pack of this and give it to all my friends so they can laugh at me, but when they taste it...they'll realise that it's better than any BMC/MolBatt prodcut! I bought this twelve ounce CAN from Beers of the World in Rochester, New York. Scores for this rating: 8,5,6,2,12
Blackout beer #1! Drank during massive blackout across Ontario.
Pale yellow, and fizzy. Pours big white head that vanishes. Smells faintly of hops. Bitter finish that doesn't linger on the tongue. Bit of alcohol esters in the background.