dextermorgan (91) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet, cidery taste, unexpected but not unsurprising for a summer beer from the brand. Tasted on tap at Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival, 6/16/2012.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 from Caponeís and Blue Dog. Pours medium golden with 3-finger effervescent white head that laces copiously. Nose is heavy vinous fruit, champagne yeast, hopcitrus. Tastes like a semi-sweet white wine, with a lot of carbonation and a smooth, lively palate. Stays fruity throughout, and has pretty good complexity. Loses a bit of cohesion late, but this one was decent.
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts, spices, yeast, a hint of the grapes and a slightly perfumed element. The flavor is spices, malts, a hint of bananas, raisins/grapes and a tart fruit finish.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25.4 ounce bottle (750). Very clear golden with a decent white head that lasts a few minutes. The nose is akin to a wheat ale but is not big or distinct. I smell a bit of apple. The feel is smooth. First sip is sweeter wheat and yeast with apples. It almost has a Belgian yeast influence but it doesnít quite reach it. Sugar that, again, doesnít quite reach Belgian Candi. Gentle Chardonnay notes are evident giving a vinous facet and pale malts. Some dryness on the finish. Could that be from hops? It is vaguely bitter. An interesting observation is that this could be a mead at the finish.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, 2012 vintage. Poured crystal-clear, bright golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up lots of white grapes and oak over a wheaty base.. warmth brought out really nice melon and floral notes.. a bit too focused on the grape juice, but it was some good stuff. The flavor opened with tangy wheat and vinous notes that carried through the drink.. melon and semi-dry mead-like accents.. lots of melon and some white pepper on the dry finish. Light-medium bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate.. on the sweeter side.. OK feel and flow.. overall a solid brew.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild malt and grain aroma. Clear light golden color with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Sweet chardonnay taste throughout. Isnít dry like the wine and for that Iíll give it a 4 for palate.
beerbastard (609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a surprising beer. Pale in color, doesnt hold itís head. Pear like nose. Apple and pear characteristics, just like a chardonnay, (how íbout that). Could be more effervescent. Overall its too sweet for me, it lacks the hop presence I would look for from a blond. Its very tasty and fun to drink but proabily would not get again. This would be a fun beer to surprise your friends that like white semi sweet wines.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is apple-grape juice. Flavor is sweet, pear and apple, very sweet, could use something to balance it .
RB1 (116) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. bottle, purchased at Total Wine SanTan Village, Gilbert, AZ. Pour is clear and golden, with a small to moderate head that diminishes to a small ring. Nice carbonation. Looks like a pilsner. Aroma is yeasty and vinous, with apples, bananas and grapes. Taste is minutely tart, sweet and refreshingly wine-like. Grapes dominate, with some bitterness. Finish is sweet then bitter. This ale is as much like a wine as a beer. Nicely done.
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very clear and pale yellow with a large white head that faded quickly. Aroma has apples and grapes. Some grains and a touch of wheat. Taste has lots of grapes with other fruits. Very smooth and drinkable for how much alcohol it has. Maybe a tad too sweet in the finish. Overall a very nice surprise.