Game Day Light
City Brewing Company, LLC

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City Brewing Company, LLC
Wisconsin, United States
Light Lager
Ranked #146
Ranked #30,186
2 | pDev: 38.5%
Jan 03, 2022
Apr 28, 2010
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Rated: 3.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 1.48 by kguyty from Missouri

Dec 13, 2014
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Reviewed by BrooksJelinek from Nevada

1.41/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
The best way to describe Game Day Light is to use simple words, as this is a simple beer. The flavor can be best described as musty. The carbonation is overbearing and chafing to the mouth. The aroma is of overly ripe fruit (Grapes or plums). It has a strong head... Which burns out to reveal the aforementioned molten carbonation.

However when purchased for a song at 3.99 USD for a twelve pack of cans or even at a slightly higher 5.99 USD it can be a pleasure to drink like water and a painful tincture to imbibe quickly. I can personally attest that after nearly drinking a pallet of this beer it can liven up a party with a lack of beverages very quickly.

If you have to have a beer which you can enjoy taste-wise and you are tight on cash, look elsewhere. A malt liquor might simply be a better choice. If you need a beer that will ensure some intoxication at a decent price this is probably a poor choice, but it is an option which can be exercised.
Jun 08, 2014
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

2.09/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and nail polish remover aromas. Taste is much the same with watery malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that lives up to the light name with some watery and bland flavors.
Jun 17, 2013
Rated: 1 by HisBoyElroy from Michigan

Apr 28, 2013
Rated: 1 by koof from California

Jun 17, 2012
Rated: 1.5 by durwood64 from Ohio

Jan 10, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by soonerlight from Oklahoma

Jan 08, 2012
Rated: 2 by gio540 from Wisconsin

Dec 02, 2011
Rated: 1 by avaldivia from California

Nov 20, 2011
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

2.65/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured very pale gold into a shaker pint glass. Three fingers of white head. Head becomes a ring toward the bottom. A nice sheet of fine lacing on one side of the glass.
Smells slightly grainy. Taste is sweet and very light. A bit like that sparkling cider that non-drinkers buy for champagne substitute only very watered down. No real hop presence detected. Mouthfeel was thin but O.K. on the carbonation. Overall a beer that was worth every penny of the $2.99 for the 12-pack. A great beer for the people that dislike hops or anything bitter. Cheaper than Coke, Pepsi, and most bottled water. Works out to 25 cents per beer. Wow.
Oct 25, 2011
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Reviewed by rodney45 from New York

1.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
NOTE:: Im giving this beer a fair chance. I didnt even look at previous, or average ratings.

A: Very light yellow... like a stained antique newspaper you'd find in an old writing desk.

S: Smells like champange.... Sparkling white wine... whatever you want to call it, but it smells exactly like a brut.

T: Very light and lacking any sort of depth. Sort of tastes like watered down grape juice. I dont know where the beer is in this. Honestly. Tastes just roll off the tounge too quickly, im going to say it tastes a little like lemon, sprite, white grapes, and poland spring water. Tastes a little bit like perfume too, in a bad way.

M: Legitimately not even there. In all fairness, im sure they were going for the taste of perfumed water, but its just not acceptable.

O: im sure my biases kicked in, and told me to reject the light macro beer before me, but i really did give it a chance. Im probably not going to finish the can, esspecially knowing i have other beers in the fridge. I could only drink this if i were dying of thirst. Simple.
Jun 29, 2011
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

1.89/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
From 24 fl. oz. can no. 0750-2004. Sampled on June 6, 2011. The pour is straw, pale yellow with a lot of fizzy white head at first that bubbles down quickly like a soft drink. The aroma is made up of adjuncts like corn and rice and virtually no malts or hops to speak of. The body is very thin like water. The taste is quite intolerable with a flat, adjunct-laden chemical-type character although there are some hops on the tail end...just barely. This one is weaker than its regular beer sibling.
Jun 06, 2011
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

1.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
The CANQuest (TM) has morphed into an all-CANsuming focus for me in which I will simply drink any beer that comes in a CAN. I have reviewed some oddities before, but beer from 7-11?!? Ah, the memories of the mid-1970's. when we did not have a nearby 7-11 and had to wait for the annual Jersey shore trip to load up on their Marvel Comics Slushee cups ... How my 'rents ever put up with sucking those things down remains beyond my ken. We had a 7-11 in Lancaster, at James and Water Sts. for a short while, but those days are long gone. So's my Pops, in a random memory of the late-70's, on Labor Day weekend, taking my brother and I for the ice cream cookies that were sandwiched between oatmeal cookies and covered in chocolate after watching several hours of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

Crack & Glug Time: My aggressive pour netted me two fingers' of foamy, bone-white head that lasted about as long as the foam at high tide at the shore. Long Beach Island, in case you wondered. The Haven Beach Motel, in Beach Haven, run by Mr. Flynn, of Flynn Real Estate, LLC. Now, where was I? Oh my, but the nose had the grapiness of the G. D. Ice. Ouch and Ooof. That along with a metallic tang gets it an Epic Fail. Zounds! The color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was thin and the taste was present but unobtrusive. It was just bland as all get-out. It had a light bitterness but noting beyond that. Booooring! Not bad, but more towards Why Bother? 110 calories? I'm switching back to Corona Light! My buff figure CAN't handle this.
Sep 26, 2010
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Reviewed by dstc from Florida

1.48/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
7/11 special. Pours a very pale, clear yellow with a huge, airy white head. Head fell relatively slow to just about nothing. No real lace.

Has a clean cereal and medical aroma. Not very inviting.

Taste is thin and again medical with a pronounced sweetness. Watery.

Very thin and watery mouthfeel with a slight tingle on the tongue.

Not good at all. Taste is really weak and really strange. Mass produced with cheap ingredients. Avoid.
Sep 23, 2010
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Reviewed by nick76 from Florida

2.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
The appearance is pale gold with a medium head that fades to nothing. The aroma is almost non existent hints of sweet malt and corn with a touch of chemicals. The taste is like the aroma but not disgusting. The palate is thin. Overall this is pretty much what I expected.
Aug 30, 2010
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

2.11/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Served in a Coca-Cola flared pint glass.

While visiting a nearby 7-11, I found myself face-to-face with this oddity. I was compelled to purchase and give it a go. It pours a ridiculously clear very pale straw topped by a quickly-disappearing finger of white fizz. Giving the surface a deep sniff, this beer has the same problem my boy Phil Fry once suffered from: it has no nose. I wanna say there's some watered-down corn syrup, but that could just be the air in my apartment (I think my air conditioner has issues). But, yeah, I smell nothing here, as though water were sitting in the glass. Hm. A taste yields some of that suspected corn syrup (swimming in what seems like an ocean), along with a hint of rice and a slight tinniness (I'm assuming from the can). There isn't much here to be objectionable, but that's mainly 'cause there ain't much here to begin with. The body is infused with helium, with barely any carbonation and a very watery feel. Like I've said before, it mostly seems like water. I have a sneaking suspicion 7-11's screwing with me by selling me a can of flavored water instead of an actual beer. Oh well, at least it goes down quick and easy. Boo this beer.
Jul 19, 2010
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Reviewed by pmcadamis from Illinois

1.27/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
24 oz "man can' for 99 cents at a gas station in Joliet.

A - Yellow and fizzy.

S - Corny and grainy. Smells a bit "off" like slightly stale cereal or wet grains.

T - Whew. Not good. Corn, sour old socks, and tart old nasty lemonade.

M - Light, over-carbonated.

D - Not as bad as Game Day Ice, but still not even close to decent.
Jun 22, 2010
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Reviewed by armock from New York

2.52/5  rDev +26%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A - Poured a clear straw color with a white head that fades after a minute of two to nothing

S - Has a very corny and sweet malt nose

T - For what it is its really not all that bad below average yes but its a cheap light lager sweet corny malt without much to it

M - This beer has a light body with medium high carbonation to it

D - While this isn't the first I'd buy to take to the pool or a BBQ for what it is its not horrible if I ever get laid off again and become poor again I could see this being a regular in the fridge
Jun 18, 2010
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Reviewed by Beerbuddha from Florida

1.2/5  rDev -40%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
I picked this up in 24oz cans from 7-11.

Appearance: very pale yellow color with a huge white head which stayed around longer than its Ice counterpart.

Smell: Corn and malty sweetness. At least no cat pee.

Taste: There really is no taste to it. I'm really trying here to detect something but... I got nothing.

Mouthfeel: Very high carbonation but very thin and watery body.

Overall: I tried. That's really all I can say. This beer has no value to add to the current beer market. Not even those who drink the big boys BMC stuff will appreciate this one because there is nothing to appreciate about this beer. I predict that this beer won't last very long.
Jun 15, 2010
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Reviewed by Bigfatbino from California

1.65/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Ok, so I bought it in a can because it was a new beer on the shelf and it wasn't coors, miller, or busch. So even though it was metallic-tasting dishwater, I wanted to see if maybe the brewing revolution had come out with something in a can that isn't as bad as, in a can.

A = Thin, pale and yellow, like pee and every other canned beer out there

S = corny, the adjuncts and raw alcohol sweetness mix hit you right away

T = sweet, watery, fermented, dishwater with barley. Isn't beer supposed to have hops?

M = like any other mass-produced beer. thin, watery, soda-like carbonation

D = Hey, if I were back in the frat barracks days, I'd drink it if it were free.
Jun 02, 2010
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Reviewed by Nolan from California

2.85/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Bought this at 7-Eleven after seeing 12-packs of them in the window. I had heard the convenience store chain was going to introduce their own brand of light beer so wanted to give it a try as I do with most new beers that come out. The price seemed very inexpensive. 24oz cans, 3 for $4. I decided to take the deal, bought two of the Game Day Lights and one Game Day Ice.

Appearance: Poured from can into a shaker glass. Color was very light, pale yellow in color. Crystal clear and a 1-inch white-frothy head that dissipated after about eight seconds. Lots of CO2 bubbles rising up to the surface.

Smell: Malt aroma is grainy, slightly sweet with a hint of corn and slight, spicy hop aroma. Little bit of DMS present.

Taste: Flavor is dry and crisp. Some corn-like sweetness and a graininess on the tongue. No real hop flavor and bitterness is very low.

Mouthfeel: Body of beer is very light and watery with a strong, carbonic bite.

Drinkability: It's a light, refreshing beer best served chilled and meant to be drank quickly. On a hot day when compared to other beers of the style I think it holds up. Not really impressive but also not disappointing. Cheap, cold and fizzy will be good enough for most, non-discriminating drinkers.
May 16, 2010
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Reviewed by brokensail from California

2.58/5  rDev +29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A buddy picked up a 12 pack of this, I figured why not give it a try. And yes, that is a rhetorical question.

A: A very pale yellow color as one might expect. The head is there and gone in an instant.

S: Surprisingly unoffensive in terms of the aroma. A bit of rice and water.

T: This tastes quite similar to Bud Light. A lot of water and rice and not much else, to be honest.

M: The body is very light with a tingly carbonation.

D: As light lagers go, this one was actually not too bad. I wouldn't really want to drink this as I prefer something with more flavor, but at least it wasn't offensive.
May 05, 2010
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Reviewed by industrialswill from Washington

2.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
I decided to try this out of curiosity and I just happened to be in a mood where I could have gone the night without drinking a beer, anyway.
My choices were between GD Ice and GD Light, so I took the lesser of the 2 evils. Not being a fan of light beer, this one has that tell tale watery feel. It tastes like PBR cut with water. There isn't anything objectional or distasteful about it, it's just very watery. As someone who has been drinking my share of IPAs lately, I must admit that my beer buds might have been a little bit over to be totally fair, I think someone who likes light lager will like Game Day just fine.
May 05, 2010
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Reviewed by wchesak from South Carolina

1.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
bought from 711 on way back from class
poured into a Stone Ruination IPA pint glass for irony sake

A - head is there and then its gone, transparent yellow color, so many bubbles all along the glass

S - slight stale bread, tiny bit of hops

T - bready again, bit of corn, bland bitter hops, thin watery finish

M - very carbonated, very thin light bodied

D - aftertaste is killing me, this is Milwaukee Best Light level at best, not buying again
Apr 30, 2010
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Reviewed by VaTechHopHead

2.4/5  rDev +20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Finally the much anticipated (for college kids at least) beer brewed for 7-Eleven hits shelves. No point in going through a full review because everybody knows that even before this brew came out what it was going to be all about. Pours like a BMC product, looks like a BMC product, and smells like PBR. If I had to categorize this beer it would be somewhere North of Natty Light and South of PBR. Is it any good? No. Is 7-Eleven going to sell a shit-load of it in college towns? Yes. You be the judge of that one.
Apr 28, 2010
Game Day Light from City Brewing Company, LLC
Beer rating: 60 out of 100 with 26 ratings