DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at The Ram, Schaumburg. A decidedly beginner’s level craft beer, but a style that often doesn’t hit the mark for me. Looks like their pilsener, just with a bit more foam clinging to the meniscus. A bit less sweet than the pilsener I had before this sample. Use of mostly US hops gives it a bit more contrast.
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Schaumburg IL location. For a simple accessible blonde for the masses at a chain brewpub, this does not suck like many do. Clear pale gold pour with no head. Fairly sweet grain aroma and taste. Crisp palate.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"gotta go against the grain here. rarely if ever will i give a blonde a super high score, but if it scores anywhere near the "better" bigger styles, that’s a plus, and I thought that (for a blonde) this beer was quite good. crisp, with a nice cascade hop finish. everything but the thin feel was above average."
two years later i see what all the negativity is about. totally different beer. 2.2-3.2. sigh...
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft at Humperdinks in Arlington. Very pale yellow, no head or lacing. No detectable aroma. Plain bitter taste. Throw this one back.
nuplastikk (4697) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty clean house light beer. Some dry, earthy clusterish hop tones. A touch too sweet, sugary for the style. Not the kind of beer I’d ever revisit, very macro-straightforward.
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught in a flight at the pub. Pours a very clear golden color. Nose has some wheat on there, with some light citrus elements coming through. Felt very smooth, like cream. Taste was very light, and just had a few grains in there. Meh.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Ram, Indianapolis....as Indy Blonde.
Clear, gold, small white head.
Light fruit, honey aroma.
Taste is sweet, fruity, honey-lemon.
mild and tasty...easy tasting, sessionable little beer.
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/15/2013. On Tap. Pale yellow with a white head. Light malty aromas with not a whole lot going on. Very light in flavor and way too watery. Boring brew.
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour on tap at the brewpub, clear yellow pour with thin white head, aroma has slight grain, biscuit, bread, slight clove, touch of spice, pretty nondescript. Taste is a mix of slight grass, biscuit, vanilla, hints of honey, clove, fruit notes, touch of spice, finishing bitter, clean, slightly dry.
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyed on tap at Ram restaurant/brewery @ the bar. The color is a clear yellow with a light white head that dissipates. Flavor is a crisp slight citrusy-vague bread. Not a lot of flavor, ok -easy drinking blonde. Suck it down. 5.7 BD
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light golden finger white head.
Smell sweet honey and clove.
Taste sweet, slightly water, bit of citrus.