Underhook (162) - Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at McCarren park during an Armin Van Buuren concert- Brooklyn Brewery was there to provide beer. Light golden pour with a thin head. Not a strong aroma. Relatively weak taste that fits the lack of aroma. Not a very flavorful beer, but it is easy to drink. Their vienna lager is far better.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear gold with a thin head. Sweet honied malt aroma with some floral hops and wet cardboard. Good malt flavor and great body for a small beer. Balanced hop flavor and bitterness. This is a great beer and under rated.
knights97 (104) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
nothing more than a summer beer, light in body, golden in color and easy to drink. Not much hops to this, meant to be taken in on hot days and won’t leave a heavy taste on your palate, nor do you have to worry about drinking any water afterwards.
DuckDude (11) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the brewery:
Appear - Light gold. Low white head has good retention. Moderately high carbonation.
Aroma - Light bready malt. Moderate citrus/floral hops. Moderate fruity esters.
Flavor - Light bready malt. Moderate citrus/floral hop flavor and refreshing hop bitterness in middle through finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with nice carbonation leading to clean finish.
Overall - Moderately refreshing and crisp with nice hop flavor and bitterness. A little heavy in the body for a session beer.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Turkeyís Nest: Hazy golden pour with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is some wonder bread along with a sweet touch of (marzipan?) Fizzy light body with a grainy, bland flavor. Very light with some paper and white bread notes. A bit sharp & doughy with little bitterness. Pretty boring.
pintbypint (2560) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz brown bottle. Bright golden colour. Head is light, small amount of surface foam hangs around, some sticky lace. Head is white. Bready malts in aroma, trace hop; faint citrus sweetness. Malty, with some apple fruit notes and bread. Clean, dry end. Body is light with crisp carbonation. Good for hot weather consumption.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the brewery. Iím usually a bit down in the mouth on summer ales, but this one really surprised me. Pours into the glass a rich gold with a white head. Aroma is clean, almost like a lager. This beer is full of flavor with a nice dose of hops being a pleasant surprise. Canít say enough about this one.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought this to go with Thai food in a new place that allows brown bagging and this light refreshing ale from Brooklyn Brewery performed well. The burning Thai beef was easily cooled by the beer as the previously mentioned bread and hops elements came into the taste range. As I got deeper into the beerís taste. the citrus nuances and the light hops became more apparent. I thought it was a decent selection.
markwise (4427) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I agree with most of the raters. This is a solid beer that wears its flavor on its sleeve. It has nothing to hide- it is very light and pours a dark gold color. The aroma is very earthy and malty with a crisp hopiness that the flavor delivers on, too. It is a nice apertif, for it is not too filling.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good solid summer ale,refreshing not a horrible beer but Iím glad I didnít have a full six pack on it. Would not buy again