ClarkVV (5367) - 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.
It’s 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 you’re 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.
SG111 (1080) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. No clear date. Hazy lemon, white head. Aroma is lemon, wheat. Flavor is generic ale. Meh. Underwhelmed.
Msdrbeat (346) - Darnestown, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned at the Tin Can. Pours hazy golden. But watery in the mouthfeel but drinkable. Tad of citrus.
zubblwump (36) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Light translucent golden color with quickly dissipating head. Rather bitter aroma. Taste is better than smell, light and refreshing, with a hint of citrus. It’s not bad...might even drink again on a hot day, but nothing really impressive about this one.
tekstr1der (343) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Similar to Blue Moon, just not as good. Pours a hazy straw golden with dissipated white head. Aroma is spicy with citrus. Flavor is pretty decent, very drinkable, with slight sweetness of malt and orange. Finish is fairly clean and dry, but just too low abv, and thus watery.
bth122 (1451) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellowish color with minimal head. Aroma is coriander, lemon, orange. Light sweetness. Average carbonation. Meh.
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jsmerig (1459) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden caramel. Aroma of lemon and straw. Taste is light sweet with apricot notes. High carbonation. Refreshing.
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ZacM612 (506) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orangish wheat color with a thin white head. Wheat beer aroma with a little spice. Citrusy, a little thin. Just okay.
Subliminal64 (83) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this brew at Ford Field, Detroit.
Smells like a wheat beer. Very sweet.
Pours a cloudy gold colour. Very little head.
Tastes as a wheat beer should. Sweet, but not overpowering.
Lots of carbonation. No aftertaste.
Overall I was very impressed with this beer. Very easy drinking beer. I will be purchasing again.
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MohaBeer (184) - Lima, PERU - SEP 19, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Ambar con opacidad, espuma baja con adherencia. Lúpulo floral moderado, ésteres a naranja moderado, malta maltoso caramelo moderadamente bajo, malta trigo bajo. En boca lúpulo floral moderadamente bajo, malta maltoso caramelo bajo, trigo bajo, sin astringencia por amargor de lúpulo. Final semi-seco pero efímero a trigo.
MarkSachon (877) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of four different types from a sampler case purchased at Sav On Beer in Pittsburgh. Too much wheat and not enough taste. Tasted kind of acidic.