jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a medium yellow in color with a medium head which dispersed quickly.
Smelled nothing out of the ordinary.
Its taste followed the smell and was a pretty ordinary blonde.
This beer was average all around. It was quite drinkable, but taste-wise it doesnít quite take you to flavor-country.
BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity flavour, hint of citrus? dry aftertaste. Medium body, nice aroma, not overly powerful.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy pale body with small white head. The aroma is bread, light fruit and light spice (sweet basil?). Flavor is bread, very dry and setzer. Medium/light body is thin with soft carbonation.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sour orange/tangerine. Tastes like a mouthful of nickels. Coriander and orange peel.
Silphium (2972) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky tangerine puree body with abundant sediment, thin off-white head. Potent aroma of fermented fruits and rancid butter. Thin, bready body with butter and sour, funky fruits, perhaps oranges. Very strange; equally offensive and intriguing.
milewide (1205) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Super bland! No aroma, or taste---and flat. Not a Sparkling Ale as claimed on the label. Worst of the Arbor brews that I have tried.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle) Pours a golden color with a pillow-like head. Very light body. Bland, with a mix of mild malts. Little in the way of hops. Average carbonation. Drinkable, but this beer is definitely sub par.
auerbrau (2953) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 17, 2007
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma a skanky clouded spice mangle, with frothy soap and tangy barn. It doesnít really have a sense of infection, just bad ingredients, bad spicing and bad brewing. Pours a deep amber (blond?) with no carb and no head. Flavor is a scary acidic body, with flagrant cold cool weird malt. Heavily goaty, barnyardy, and curdled spice. Why am I rating this so high? It canít possibly even be in the style realm. So maybe it is infected. Whatever itís terrible as it carries a reeking aftertaste of clammy fire and old dill spice. Unique in many horrible ways.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Another tap/bottle rating. My sample was just Brasserie Blonde.
In the bar the description for this was sort of wit-like with the spices.
Tap; Fairly unassuming, limited aroma and taste. Cant find the spices, tart. Did not care for it.
Bottle: A Hawaiian island volcano or the old vinegar/baking soda experiment. The foam never stopped coming out of the bottle.
Whatever rating I had for this beer got washed away with the foam.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle as part of A.B.C. sample pack. Tan appearance with minimal head, and some sediments noticeably floating around. Taste is overpowered by a coppery acidic bitterness that really caught me off guard. This tastes nothing like any other beer Iíve ever had, and in this case thatís not a good thing.