ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught and bottled samples at Sunset Grill, Summer 2008.
Itís stuff like this that gives blonde ales a bad name. Dirty, not in the sense that the brewers were looking for, but in the sense of unclean, with glaring brewing flaws (diacetyl, metal, a dirty yeast blandness...) and almost no malt character. Tastes like youíre chewing on a handful of dirt and wheat. Some light citrus seems out of place on the end and the beer just tastes stale, cardboard-like and nothing remotely refreshing-like. Extremely poor aroma strength, maybe a touch of vanillin and old, crusty bread. Watery mouthfeel, though somewhat ameliorated by the wheat in the grist. Horribly boring yeast lacking any character.
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like Apple juice, dark yellow with no head. Smell is sweet malt. Taste is too sweet. Pure malt. Thin flavor. No orange or coriander. Not good but drinkable.
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep clear golden with a white head. Aroma of orange, coriander and grain. Taste is fruity and sweet but nicely bitter for a light wheat beer. Light body, thin, slick, with average carbonation.
weihenweizen (1607) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours clear deep gold with small white head. Aroma is grainy, medium body, and little lacing. Taste is grainy malt. Not much going on here.
Tonkun (756) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Houston beer fest. Light orange golden pour. White head. Grass, syrup. Good carbonation but light and syrupy body
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden. White head disappears very quickly. Light grassy aroma. Med-light bready and grassy flavor. Medium carbonation.
Finhead (1146) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, pale yellow with a white head. The aroma is herbal with some coriander. It has a light, thin body with lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a quick finish.
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purchased from the Westwood Krogers on Ferguson Road in Cincinnati, Ohio - Alright, this one poured out a bronze hued brew with a faint grassy aroma and small, rapidly fading white head. Tastewise, this one has a weak, grainy flavor with a watery balance. This is NOT a good beer.
degbert (1060) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Pours a hazy yellow with a high, fluffy, lacy, fine-grained white head. Nose is orange, medicinal, and stale spice cabinet. Sweet -- I mean, REALLY sweet -- with a flat, hollow, and empty middle of the palate. No real grain or depth to speak of, just that same ephemeral sweetness; itís like cheap candy. Finish is non-existent. If this is a dirty blonde, then given its lack of substance it must be Paris Hilton.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bland and unremarkable. Some stale cardboardy wheat aromas, light citrus, and a lot of water. Tried with Jess, Mark, and Matt at the DC brewfest in 2014.
b3shine (5132) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can to pint. Looks subpar; a hazy pineapple with some kind of dark floaties in it. Foamy white head. Smells of oranges, coriander, and wheat. Tastes like it smells, but more coriander. Average (at best) on the palate. Not awful, but not good either.