Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Very mild pilsner-pale malt aroma, light sweetness, with some muted beany hop character. Dark golden clear with some chill haze, topped with a white foamy lacing head. Medium watery body with high carbonation. Starts with a bit of malt sweetness, light rice and some oxidation. Otherwise, fairly clean throughout and refreshing, ending with some mild hop bitterness and a touch of sweetness. After is clean. Nice summer quaff.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Nice golden color with good carbonation. Aroma is very simple some citrus but much faded since I bought it fresh a month ago. Pretty full for a summer ale but none the less refreshing on a warmer day. Bit of hop, but then again there was more when I had it last. Not Brooklyn’s best offering but a solid summer brew when fresher.
Panzuriel (1379) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a faint golden with a fine head of white bubbles. Some lemon and light hops on the nose. Taste is rather dry but refreshing and crisp. Body is full finishes with some nice bitters.
desurfer (1245) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with little head. Aroma of lemon and grass. Flavor is doughy and sweet with some herbal hoppiness. Medium bodied with a crisp, tart finish. Nice hot weather session beer.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its a little too hoppy for a blonde, a little too light to be a PA. The result is a drinkable compromise that isn’t particularly good.
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the best brooklyn beer out there, but still refreshing on a summertime afternoon. I squeeze a lemon in mine and drink up.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. Poured a clear dark gold color with a two finger bubbly head. Aroma was citrus hops, with some malt. Flavor had the same citrus notes. Light-medium bodied with good carbonation. Good summer beer.
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 12 fl oz
Appearance: Light amber with touch of gold , medium semi dense top.
Nose: Neat citric hoppy aroma with matching sweet malts. Good refreshing flowery aromatic nose closing.7+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied ale . Soft with oily character. Hoppy citric character is well carried till finish. Quiet refreshing formula for summer ale. Good premium bitter.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A clean refreshing blonde ale (tap version at least).
How: Tap at Spuyten Duyvil NYC
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a small but long-lasting white head
In long: A simple malt backbone with a fair amount of cereals bringing body without sweet flavours (a good thing for that kind of beer). Moderately hoppy with lemony and citrusy hops. Pleasant tartness. Light lemongrass sensation. Not very tasty or original but an overall fresh sensation (tap version at least) made for a refreshing and summer ale thirst quencher. And when you get your butt frozen by the awful winters we get up here it’s always nice to be able to sit down during a summer day and enjoy a simple thirst quencher like this while complaining that it’s way too hot outside.
theisti (3395) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 12 oz bottle generously sent to my by Thaichile. Pour is hazed straw golden with a fluffy 2 inch white head. Head falls slowly, leaving behind decent lacing. Aroma of grass, straw, citrus and malt. Some Parmesan cheesiness in there as well. Interesting nose. Taste is grainy hay up front, some some citrus mid palate and the grassy earthiness in the end. There is also a bit of metallic mixed in throughout. Palate is medium, above average carbonation with a fairly long hay / straw aftertaste. Nice easy drinking brew, with nicely integrated and varied flavors. Thanks Mark.