MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Verre de 20 oz, au pub. Version houblonnée exclusivement au Simcoe. Arômes de houblon très fruité (fruits tropicaux et agrumes) et de grains frais. Robe blonde très pâle et trouble, effervescence assez active et belle mousse qui tient bien. En bouche, le houblon s’exprime très bien et semble très frais, avec des notes tropicales marquées. Évidemment assez mince en bouche, le malt montre un beau côté de grains frais. Finale plutôt amère et sèche. Excellent et très facile à boire !
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Alchemist last weekend.
Very, very weird appearance. First we thought they mixed up the glass of this and the Whonky, given the color. Amyliz4 said I should "dock it points for being florescent yellow." I’ll leave it at a 4.0 given the strong white head and monstrous amount of lacing. Very cloudy. The nose is pretty strong in the citrus department, though this was only a precursor to the flavor, which was absolutely loaded with citrus hops and a strong bitterness. Light body and quite bitter. 30 IBUs go a long way! Really nice and uber-sessionable. (The ABV listed on the menu was sub-4; this is not 6.6%.) I beg more breweries to make more beers of this quality at this ABV.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-01-2011
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a foamy white head with heavy lacing and cloudy yellow/straw color. Aroma is lemon/some pine, secondary light malt/grain. Taste is dry lemon/some pine hops bite, secondary light malt. Light body-refreshing. OK effervescence.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2007 on tap at the Alchemist. Aroma is resiny floral/citrus hops. Taste has alot of hop character, floral sticky hops with a very impressive malt backbone considering how low in alcohol it is. Finishes bitter. excellent, I would have never guessed this was under 5 percent, let alone under 4.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, citrus fruits, and raw, fresh hoppiness. Taste of citrus, raw fresh hoppiness, with pine, resin, and grapefruit hoppiness.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This characterful Mild Ale generously serves up the resinous and grassy luxury of Horizon hops onto as many lofty cereals as you can imagine a 3.4% abv beer to have. Flavorful, absurdly drinkable, this low gravity ale is yet another testament to John Kimmich’s immense talent.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head settles atop the golden translucence.
-The resinous hop bitterness is lengthy and succulent.
-The hay-like grain balances out the expressive hoppiness, and amazingly avoids watery characterizations for such a low gravity ale.
-I found this to be even better than their regular light offering, Light Weight.
-Do you think this beer’s name is a wry comment aimed at those who believe a craft beer has to be immense to be flavorful?
On tap at the brewpub.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe blonde très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche en dentelle qui s’estompe. Arômes légers de houblon. Saveurs de malt et de houblon amérisant.
deyholla (6993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a hazy pale yellow with a bubbly white head, like no mild I have ever seen before. Aroma had a nice hop presence with pine and a good amount of grapefruit and citrus with a light bread backbone. Flavor starts with strong pine and had a growing grapefruit note with hints of citrus and a bread backbone. Delicious but like no mild I have ever had.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Alchemist. Very fruity aroma. A lot like berries for some reason. Apricot and hops, light sweetness. Wonderfully fragrant. Clear yellow with huge foamy lacing head. Medium-light body with mild carbonation. Crisp and clean with good flavor profile. Nice grain sweetness through a large bitter crisp hop presence. Fruity and dry at the finish with bitter after. Very bold for a mild ale.
j12601 (6773) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alchemist on my way to Hill Farmstead for BWBDV. Pours a hazed yellow with a medium sized beiged white head. Looks a lot like a Berliner weiss. Clean simcoe and citrus. Big citrus hops, earthy. Low ABV and great body. Long grapefruit bitterness on the finish Awesome ’little’ IPA.