kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle best by 4/14/06: Slightly hazed golden body w/a short lived white head. Heavily grainy malt aroma w/ a bit of grassy and floral hop. Malt aroma becomes a little less crisp as it warms. Clean otherwise. Some light clover honey aromas as it warms as well. Flavor is grainy malt and lightly grassy hop, clean; finish is semi dry and herbal hop flavored, aftertaste is short lived and herbal hop flavored. Highly carbonated, smooth body, on the prickly side due to carbonation, lighter body just shy of watery. A good summer beer w/ a decent flavor for a lighter style of beer. Nice fresh flavor that would be good for a summer cook while grilling or after the yard work is done!
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear light amber with small white head that does not persist. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some spice, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, some spice, orange/grapefruit, caramel, light butter. Light-medium body, slight creaminess, acidity.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour was amber gold, fizzy head. Hop nose. The taste is citris, real easy to drink. Wonder what the ABV is? Cheers to New Orleans! Rebuild baby.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a rich golden hue with a modest head and a spicy, citrusy aroma. Light bodied with an almost creamy texture, malty with a slight caramely note, soft hoppiness and a short finish. Tasty, simple but effective.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, I kind of like this beer. It initially taste like a classic pils, but develops into a rich unnaturally smooth pils with the palate of a good pale ale. Now that I notice it is a blond ale, it makes perfect sense. The aroma is a little sour, but kind of pale ale/pils like, not really what I would consider a golden ale. It is really quite good.
thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a almost cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is almost next to nothing. Flavor is quite good! Yeast and hops both make an apperance here and quite strong at that. Flavor puts this one in my maybe catagory. Good flavor but weak otherwise. If i saw this on sale somewhere I would deffinatly buy a case.
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lightly malty with some fruitiness and corn notes. Clear, golden color with a white head. Flavor is small, lightly malty and lightly hoppy. Simple and balanced. High carbonation kills the medium body and makes it seem like soda or something. Overall, it isn’t bad except for the carbonation. Thanks to eyedrinkale for this.
ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to richbrew for this one.
Bottle: Light orange colour, with a medium head, that quickly disappears. Aroma is impressive, notes of pineapple, banana, dough, hefe. Light body with lots of fizzyness.
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Eyedrinkale via trade. Aroma is lightly fruity with wet dog and some grassy and floral hops. Pours a transparent golden orange with a moderate white head with decent retention. Flavor is lightly citrus sweet throughout. Finish is light grassy and flowery hops. Pretty much what I was expecting. Rather unexciting. Maybe a decent lawnmower beer.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma is fairly slight, just some mildly biscuity, crackery maltiness coupled with vague hints of sweetness and cereal grains. Light-medium golden color, clear, with a lasting, fine, white head. Flavor is likewise on the weak side, being comprised of a very light dosage of bitterness and lemony citrus, sweetening up a bit by the finish, which also sees a tad of pale maltiness late. Palate is creamy, smooth and light with a light-medium body. Eventually gains some mild trash in the nose. Perhaps I expected too much?