Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking golden yellow color with streams of carbonation seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing was light and sliding into the beer.
The smell had a constrained sweet corn to sweet citrusy coated piney hops. As it warmed, a decent caramel sweetness came out.
The taste was mildly sweet as a fairly nice balanced piney bitterness came out.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there - nice and safe as it rolled over my tongue in a slight spritzy sort of way.
Overall, I almost want to say: was this an effort towards a hybrid of a blonde with an IPA? I liked it and would have it again.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Generous honeyed cereals pleasantly lift leafy hops in this chewy and well-balanced Golden Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy dark golden.
-The relaxed bubbling and well-rounded body make for a pleasant mouthfeel.
-The finishing hop bitterness is also earthy.
-The end result is clean and very drinkable, which was its main aim, I imagine.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a slightly hazy straw-yellow body with a very thin film of off-white head that doesn’t stay long. Smells malty sweet and fruity, reminiscent of honey with a slight grassy hops. Tastes malty biscuity sweet at first, with a fair bit of fruitiness and a strong leafy-grassy hop presence toward the finish. The hops seem to add a grassy astringency to the beer, to a small extent, hurting the drinkability slightly. Otherwise a flavorful drinkable blonde, among the best I’ve had of the style and probably my favorite offering from this brewery.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Orangey-gold with small head. Fruity hop with orange predominant. Fresh grain. Immature orchard fruits and some undercooked elements. Lots of trees and leaves. Dash of salt. Thin. Alright.
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy bfeld. Pour was hazy golden-straw in color, white head, respectable size and decent lacing for the style. The aroma was wheaty, herbal hoppy. The flavor was herbal hoppy with a wheaty base, faint fruity esters, a bit of twang/bite in the finish, which was pretty clean. Not the most exciting style in the world, but for a light blonde ale, not bad.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a cloudy orange color with small head. Aroma was of citrus/lemons yeast and some sweet malts. Flavor was of tart lemons and a hit of sweet malts funky yeastyness. refreshing beer but nothing amazing. Not bad for summer time.
argo0 (12643) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Large white head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some herbal, dough. Taste is medium sweet, some herbal, dough. Light-medium body, some crispness.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy gold color with a small white head.Aroma is tart and of apple cider. Dry thin finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Hazy yellow orange with a thin white head, apples and spices in the aroma, watery texture, starts and ends lightly sweet with an apple ending.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a minimal amount of alabaster bubbles. Aroma is of funky yeast, sweet malts and citrus. Taste is of sweet malts, funky yeast and notes of honey, citrus and tartness. Light body, crisp and well carbonated. Ending is of funky yeast and tart notes.