I’ve been curious about this beer since I first saw it, but was deterred by the negative reviews and the spendy price for a six-pack (relative to the style). So instead I picked up the one bottle for this week.
Appearance: Nice clear golden yellow with a frothy white head that looks sticky—and in fact leaves nice lacing on the sides of the glass throughout.
Smell: Grainy, light aroma with a bare hint of sour/skunk that reminds me of Mexican beer. Otherwise very neutral, not much there.
Taste: Richer, grainier (maltier?) character than usual for the style—it definitely has more character and (surprisingly) not coming off as skunked. (I was worried because of the clear glass bottle.) Decent.
Mouthfeel: A bit thicker than your typical Macro; nice presence and doesn’t leave any weird after tastes/effects.
Overall: Enjoyable for this type of beer, actually. I’m not sure I’d pick it over a PBR, say, but it’s very competently done.