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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
It is designed to attract the beginning micro beer drinker. The addition of Willamette and Cascade hops gives this ale a crisp, clean character that is not challenging to a novice. This beer is enjoyed by experienced micro drinkers because of its character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldrtybastrd (3376) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Pours a hazy golden yellow. Aromas of grains/grass. Flavor is light cheerios and with some hint of hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Gold Coloring. Little Aroma. Sugary Sweet Malt Notes ont he Tongue. And Thatís About it. Step Above Miller? I Donít Know.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Rating for Big Horn Chicago Blonde

This one gets a 4 for appearance... RAM has a tendency to over-frost their glasses and, in my case, a giant iceberg detached itself from the bottom of my glass and floated slowly up into the head. It was like watching "Titanic"! Otherwise, it was a medium golden, frost-hazed body under a holding, creamy, 1cm film. Aroma and flavor was nutty & bitter. A sweet middle flavor led the way to light hops for a refreshing finish. Smooth with a touch of crisp.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
On tap at Ram brew pub. Clear golden yellow hued having barely discernable head with barely discernable lacing. No discernable aroma. No discernable carbonation. Light bodied that starts with soft sweet malt flavor with hints of lemony citrous flavor and finishes dry with light bitterness. An acceptable drinkable beer that goes well with baby back BBQ ribs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2005
On Tap at The Ram / Boise Clear light golden a\with a nice white persistant head and very nice lacing. Pale light malt aromas and a slight metallic flavor. easy on the hops and a bit wheaty. Moderately carbonated Not bad, but not special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2005
On Tap at The Ram in Meridian: This pours a clear gold color with sweet aromas and vanilla tastes. The lacing is runny and the body is thin and slightly slimy. Itís not bad. I think it should be a little higher %, címon - itís a golden ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Yellow color with no head or aroma. The flavor has a little candy sugar quality, but other than that sweetness, itís all water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Schaumburg. Translucent pale gold in color with a short creamy white overlay to serve as the head. Cinnamon sticks, lemon zest, potato chips and the flour dusting on potato bread come to mind for the aroma. Crisp lemon-pineapple flavor concoction. Fairly muted carbonation. Bittering sourdough crust. This is the prototypical brewpub blonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Draft at brewery. Pours dark yellow w/ foamy head. Nose is sweet and lightly hoppy. Taste is water w/ some caramel and sweet malt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Pours a nice golden yellow. Aroma is cotton candy. Flavor starts sweet but finishes out with a nice sour hops tinge. Palate is thin. Overall, a good beer for a hot day.

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