tfratzke (84) - 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. That’s apparent. Retire it. Odd blonde/amber combo. It doesn’t taste like a blonde, so why name it that? It’s not hoppy and lacks that nice sweetness blondes have. Watery, thin. This beer has an identity crisis. Pass.
asedzie (762) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours light amber with foamy white head. Nose is lightly floral with a touch of honey. Flavor is mildly sweet, backed again by mild floral hops and finishing with a nicely calculated balance of grainy honey sweetness and very lightly bitter notes of hop resin. A well executed blonde ale that should please just about any palate, enough of a hop bill to keep it from becoming bland.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a mostly clear gold body under a small fizzy white head. The nose is lightly sweet with a bit of citrusy hops and a slight huskiness. The flavor isn’t the most exciting, but its clearly well made and a pretty strong effort for an Amber Ale. It has a fairly sturdy body for the style with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty good stuff.
commonshawn (796) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint glass at ward 6 with rosskyle. Dark gold and clear with small head. Sweet and spicy for the style. Heavy honey. Not as bad as expected.
islay (1862) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Roseville, Minnesota. Consumed on 5-14-15. Pours a dark gold with nearly white head. Nice, fruity, floral aroma. Nice, fruity taste. Better than I expected. Cracker dry. Not bad. Soft in the palate. Light body. Palate effects work for this beer. In fact, overall, it works for what it is.
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ligh copper color with a small head. Light aroma of hay, grass, and caramel. Grainy, slightly buttery flavor. Moderately high bitterness.
deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear golden amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has musty grains and bread notes with a touch of straw underlying. Flavor is full of straw with bread and grains notes.
nsquishee (635) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Eh, not a huge fan. Corn aroma, light taste, and pretty clear. I’m not a huge blonde fan though
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Gold pour with a small head. Syrupy density and corn. Not bad, but not good either. Meh.
commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 Pint glass at Ward 6. Golden on the light end. Light head too. Definitely a run of the mill option. Some heavy handed hops present but appears to be out of balance. Almost a slight honey taste midway through the experience. Aftertaste lingers a little too long without emphasizing the better aspects (albeit hard to find) of this beer. Probably not worth ordering.
BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Mildly hazy golden color with a thin filmy head, good lacing and mild carbonation. Aroma of pale malts, lemon zest, and floral hops. Floral hops, barley, munich malts and a light lemon zest make up the flavor with the munich malts lingering in the aftertaste. Light body with some moderate carbonation. It’s decent and drinkable!