Truthfully, I kind of like that mild breakfast cereal thing I get from some of these brews. Corn isn't a bad taste. Breakfast cereal isn't a bad taste. It's only full-on corn syrup or boiled corn/cabbage type flavours that bother me, like in the Yankee Jim.
The thing is, many beers of this type also have some "green" character to them as well. Like a green apple or vegetal sort of flavour, if that makes sense. And it doesn't go well with the rest of the AAL profile. From what I've read, the beer probably isn't conditioned long enough. These seem like they could be significantly better than they are.
Next time I'm in the states, I think I'd like to pick up a few of the AAL's that have something of a cult following amongst certain beer geeks - Narragansett, Schlitz Gusto, Grain Belt - for comparison.
Belgian wrote:Beer Reviews are about relative merits of all brews, not just world-beaters.
Plus it's fun to get a reference once in a while to the hardcore macro suds, rather than living in a bubble.