OldMrCrow (1956) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Can from Total Wine.
Cloudy maize with a white head. Nose of lemon, bread, a bit of sourness. Pretty full body for 4.5%. Flavor pretty much follows the aroma. Quite wheaty. Pretty strong yeast/light sourness to this one, not nearly clean enough for the Kolsch style with which it is labeled on the can ("Golden/Blond ale" as used here may be a better choice, but I canít say I know enough about that style--other than that I often have to drink it when in Canada--to really be certain.) Abundant corn, almost to the point that I start recalling macro lagers. The favor is just off here. Itís....dirty. American comes up with some solid stuff, but not this time.
tl;dr summary: They promised Michelle Pfeiffer, but delivered Michele Bachmann.
andrewje41 (670) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Pours a light golden color with short head. Small hops and big citrus fruit and melon aroma. Love the can here. "Chill it and kill it", it says. Brilliant. Really refreshing light beer. Super easy drinking. Good for when you feel like drinking 8 of them. Iím happy with the one. Will drink again.
mikedR (1348) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An odd one. Totally reminds me of 10 barrelís Swill. That is, thereís a fruitiness in the flavor that is offputting, although not so much as in Swill (less sweet -- but still sweet -- here). Ultimately, I think they have a labeling issue -- this is not a blonde ale.
luttonm (2438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at their brewpub. Very pale yellow-gold beer. Quite dry and soft ale, as they say on the light lager end of things. Sweet, yeasty. Alright
Lagerboy (1334) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Golden straw, ridiculously huge snow white rocky creamy head no matter how soft the pour. Aroma of citrus and mild malts. Taste is lemon citrus, lightly sweet pale malt, a hint of honey, low bitterness. Lively carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Clean, crisp and dry, a refreshing sessional quencher. TLF (Totally Lagerboy Friendly)
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle date: unk
A: pours a yellow ale with no head and near excellent clarity. No lace. Meh.
S: Smells mostly of butter and corn. Not much else. No hops. Some sweet malt I guess, but I feel like Iím stretching it.
T: Tastes like the smell I recall from my grandpa when he drank upwards of two cases of ranier daily. Not good. A sweet, chemical flavor with some slight grassy tones.
M: Thin and slightly carbonated. Needs much more carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber bought for a friends son to broaden his horizons. Hazy amber with an off white head. Very mild, some lemon, stale caramel, high carbonation, mild body, probably suffered compared to what else was being drunk but found it skunky and not enjoyable.
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Since I married and American Blonde, Iím drinking this one as my 2500th rating. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a very thick white head on it. Nose is decently spicy, I find, with just a hint at some banana in there as well. Taste is just a little sweet, and feels very light and smooth. Really nice easy drink for the summer.
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: from tap at Zippyís Giant Burgers.
Aroma: light floral hops.
Appearance: very small, white, initial head that quickly dissipated. No lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, medium-yellow body.
Taste: moderately sweet, wheaty initial flavor and finish with average duration.
Palate: light bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: very good and easy to drink. Great summer beer.
Paperandvinyl (2) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Disclaimer: I sell and make wine, and know only slightly more about beer than the average beer drinker....
Cloudy, dark straw, creamy head.
Started out with wet cement and lime leaf maybe some basil and Meyer lemon. Developed into vanillin and toasted almond notes. (Might be due to pouring into the same glass used to drink Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier just prior...)
Lemon peel, subtle white flowers, mellow hops. Touch of raw bread dough. Delicious over steeped green tea finish.
Med bodied. Crisp start, some wariness on finish.
Definitely a beer I want to try again, this time in an unsmoked glass.