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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Welcome to the backyard with the sun high in the sky, the grass freshly cut, and the aroma of hot coals and steak as you relax in your lawn chair. This is your safeguard, the backyard.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pkbites (643) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Pours an extremely cloudy yellow. Aroma is of light citrus and grass. Slight hops and malt on the palate. This hides the increased alcohol content well. Very smooth going down, and very refreshing. This was made to be a "lawn mowing beer" and it does not disappoint. HOWEVER, this is grossly overpriced. I paid $5.99 for a 4 pack of pints. Indefensible!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2011
This stuff comes in sixteen ounce cans that have a description on the side w/ just a touch of ESL flavor. Itís a cloudy brew w/ a very long lasting head of fine bubbles. To be honest, it looks completely delicious. The nose is mildly fruity and itís overall a light and drinkable beer. There is a light, buttery touch of diacetyl which is actually not entirely unpleasant and meshes somewhatl w/ the mild carbonation and creamy texture. I could see this getting cloying if you let it warm to much but itís drinkable enough that is just not gonna happen to much. Any sweetness is balanced by moderate hop bitterness in the finish. This is a pretty decent brew which achieves itís intended purpose, I think. Still, if you want something like this around here, you are better of sticking w/ Half Acre Gossamer or Goose Island 312.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
From notes. 16oz can from Old Chicago poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Not much head to speak of but what little is there is bright white. Smells very malty. Slight scent of yellow citrus fruits and lemonade. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Like a slightly bitter lemonade. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Very soft carbonation. This was an ok beer. Nothing I would need to buy again or drink more than 1 of, but overall itís not really that bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
twindadplus2 (576) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2011
16 oz. can. Color is a hazy yellow amber with a thin foamy white head. Sweet malt and grain aroma with a hint of grassy hops. Taste is slightly sweet malt with a bit of citrus and grassy hops. Light carbonation and light to medium bodied. Wonít win many awards but not a bad beer really.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcobrau (17) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Smells a bit vegetal, strange...canít quite place it. Pours yellow, hazy. Is this a wheat ale? Crisp malt and wheat, but that vegetal bit in the aroma surfaces on the palate...hmmm. If I can get past it sitting it here at my desk, I certainly could at a picnic, but the flavor it kind of weird. Not horrible, just weird and something I canít quite place. Otherwise, the body is okay, the mouthfeel is good. The bitterness is moderate. Certainly the strangest pale ale Iíve had, drinks more like a bad Wit.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
16 oz. can poured to a sampler glass at a local tasting benefit at 20West Liquors in Lombard, IL. Showed an orange/amber color, with plenty of off white, creamy foam, and waves of lacing. Medium bodied, and moderately bitter, but the nose lost my interest from the start with too much dank, mealy grain, and some stale, yeasty notes. A subtle sweetness only slightly softened my attitude.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3005) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2011
16oz can 11/10/11 (Binnyís Downers Grove)-46į in Lager Glass-Pours a slightly hazy orangish golden with a two finger white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of hops, malt, citus, grass, and grains. This medium bodied brew is not bad. I was expecting worse but a rather hot summer kinda day brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
I bought a single can of this pale ale on a whim because of the name. It turned out to be not quite as good as I had hoped, having a sweet citrus taste but not much hops or overall balance and character.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2012
16oz can from Armanettiís. Pours a cloudy, orange-yellow colored body with a finger-width, foamy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is sweet pale malts, grain, and a touch of caramel with a very light floral and grass. Flavor is similar. Sweet pale malts up front with some grainy bread and a light caramel. A light grass and some floral fruits before this finishes a bit cloyingly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Short aftertaste following a light body and a medium-light, bubbly carbonation. Overall, a pretty weak APA. Not out of balance, but a bit cloying in the finish with barely enough of a hopping. Eh...

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Can. Pours an ever so slightly hazed golden color with a white head that quickly settles. Bubblegum and banana in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with notes of a slight fruitiness. Really no hop presence to speak of. More sweet than anything. Not that good.


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