Every Friday at 8:10am we feature a new beer and taste it. Me buddy Chad give our opinions however novice and/or snobby they may be. Why? Because it's fun, and haven't you've always wanted to try out that weird looking beer on the top shelf? So have we. We'll do it for you. Everyone wins! You can also play along at home, or simply buy after we try. Make sure you pick your beer up at Spec's. That's where we shop!
Our rating scale is SUPER simple. Anyone can understand it. It's a scale of 1 to 10.
1 = Ass Juice
10 = Unicorns and Rainbows
Depending on the flavor, packaging, hoppiness, maltiness, and pure snobbery, we place the beers somewhere on this sliding scale. Purchase the beers ahead of time, and play along!
So, Miller/Coors is trying their hand at craft beer. Good for them! For those of you who think one of the big 3 trying to get into the craft beer market is a bit of an oxymoron, I get it, but hey(!) this is what's popular now. And to be honest, they're not going too far outside their comfort zone with this beer. So, in my opinion, it's a good start.
The one difference of opinion Chad and I had about this beer was the 'lager issue.' Chad's not a lager guy. He's also not an amber guy. I actually like both, so going in, I was feeling pretty good about this one.
Chad pretty much thought this beer was just "ok" or "meh." But I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say if you prefer a pilsner, or drinking a Miller, a Heineken or the like, this will be a simple twist that you can add to your repertoire of beers. It adds a subtle hint of natural woody flavor and a simple sweet aroma that can help shake up your normal routine. I recommend this for anyone who's just looking to get out of a beer rut. This will do it!
And now, the scores: