tfratzke (63) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
While attending an event owner Bartley Blume mentioned this was the first beer he made home brewing. Thatís apparent. Retire it. Odd blonde/amber combo. It doesnít taste like a blonde, so why name it that? Itís not hoppy and lacks that nice sweetness blondes have. Watery, thin. This beer has an identity crisis. Pass.
Bacterial (2069) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Grumpyís in Roseville. Looks ok. Yucky. Odd finish. Some off flavor that I canít really put my finger on.
Nuffield (3769) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this after the Ghostface, and it was either because of that or because of the cold weather that I could barely taste anything. Pah. Thin drivel. Nothing going on. (on tap at Winter Beer Dabbler, January 2014).
bookman10 (718) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear brownish-copper, with little to no head. Aroma marked by grainy sweetness and some grassiness. Flavor is grassy and lightly sweet. Pretty good beer all around.
northropfrye (2504) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This would be a good go-to session beer. Light but with a good crisp and hoppy flavour. More hops than a typical amber or blonde. Nice little beer.
cards04 (2151) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice blonde ale. Crisp with some nice malt sweetness and a great hoppy finish to keep it balanced. Nice.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draught at ABR 2013 and via 22-oz bomber at Dennis Brothers tasting. Pours a clear, golden pale colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind a thin white ring and minimal lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, some light spicy and grassy hops, and a touch of caramel. Taste is light to medium bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of golden and caramel malt, a touch of white pepper and some grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry, a short-lived spicy hop aftertaste followed by some light caramel finish. A hybrid amber/golden blond ale best describes this new beer.
Atom (1668) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Bottle pours a pale amber orange with no head after an aggressive pour. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, grain, and corn vomit. Wow there are different levels of awful bitterness fighting against each other in the taste, flat too. This pretty bad, not sure what they were trying to do here. Itís like they messed up an Amber and tried to add a cheap Lager to it.
Ran into the sales rep at liquor barrel, he was talking about the different batches of the beer. I said the bottle I tried was flat and terrible. With a store employee we opened a bottle and all agreed it was bad. The rep. Assured me these bottles were not right. The employee offered me a bottle of dark fatha. Cheers to the rep and liquor barrel, will give this one another shot and re-rate.
Jarret (1) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a solid beer. I typically donít like blond beers, however this one is good and I would actually order it at the bar!!!!!!!!
timkokes (4) - - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very refreshing beer, lawn mower beer for sure
Pours a tend darker then your typically blonde, aroma has a nice touch of apricot and a mix of citrus hops. Very light bodied. Perfect for those hot BBQís