Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in a very well-priced sampler. Mild nose with hints of lemon. Light head, pale clear yellow color. Crisp bready flavor. Overall mild.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this one at the brewpub in Schaumburg, Illinois, marketed as "Chicago Blonde." Bright yellow pour with a fluffy white head, light maltiness with a little citrus, balanced and light. The least impressive I tried.
jgentgesdo (673) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 18, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours hazy yellow with thin white head. Faint malt nose. Grainy, thin flavor, almost like a pale lager but with a bit of floral hops. Light bodied but not watery. Faint bitter finish. Neh.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampler @ Ram brewery. Pale clearish yellow color. Litlle head, white. Little malty aroma. Malty taste. Some hop. Clean finish.
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden in color with a muted spicy hop aroma. Fairly bland up-front with the spicy, citrus flavors following it up.
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Big Horn Brewery in Rosemont, IL. Pours a clear golden pale brew with a thin white head that dissolves to a fine film. Leaves behind a fine lacing. Aroma of light citrus, young barley malt, with a touch of sugar malt. Taste is lightly carbonated, light bodied with a hint of pine hop aftertaste. Finish is clean and crisp.
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - Lacey, WA
A light goldencolro with a light head. Nice flavor with a good use of malts and hops. Liked the easy drinking flavor.
jake65 (2675) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled Draft: Pours a golden straw with a smaller white head. Mild nose of malt, taste is also a lighter version with malt, wheat, and barley a hint of hops. Good for the light beer drinker... perhaps.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Ram - Wheeling, IL as "Chicago Blonde". Poured a clear, very bright golden with a short white head... dusting and a ring. Aroma was light and bready with an aire of lemon.. solid for the style. Flavor had an almost tangy bready base with hints of lemon and some herbal bitterness.. light and pleasant. Light-bodied.. a bit dry on the back half and quite refreshing.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012
2012-07-27, draught at Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Northgate, Seattle, 4-2-5-2-9=22
Blond color, hazy. Too light aroma. Dry mouthfeel, it has a crispy flavor of corn and moderate bitterness. Dry finish.
2006-12-17, draught at Humperdink’s, Dallas, as Texas Blonde, 2-2-2-2-4=12
Blond color. No aroma, no taste, just less close to water than the Light, but useless as well.