SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear gold with large fluffy white head. moderately hoppy aroma with notes of grainy malt. palate is very light, crisp, and refreshing. nicely hopped flavor. extremely drinkable and made with quality.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle consumed on 5/26/07
Soft peachy-tangerine-toned body is topped by a small, but fairly well-retained white head. Plentiful carbonaton rising in the liquid. Slight lacing.
A plasticy yeast is what I find first and foremost in the nose. Itís very dry and perhaps Iím just mistaking this for wheat (though I see that there is no wheat in this, so I guess not). Fortunately a very charming, though somewhat mild hoppiness arises, full of tangerines, lemons and light splashes of melon. Dry, straw-like maltiness has touches of hay and honey, with a fairly classic barleyish flavor (just straight up two-row malt flavor). The dryness and definite crispness on the end are big pluses here.
Very light bodied, well-attenuated and with a lingering hop bitterness that further emboldens the refreshingness, the beer is well carbonated and has lots of graininess to it. Pinches of honey and light breadiness can be found, but the carbonatoin keeps the body sparse and the hops poignant. Refreshing and drinkable, if nothing unusual.
Ron (2185) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of citrus, wheat,. Taste is sweet with notes of honey and wheat. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky with moderate carbonation. Not as íSummeryí as other Summer Ales Iíve tried.
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Quite the creamy head. Deep and robust aroma, crispy citric bite to it. Somewhat surprisingly hearty character. Usually brewers make "summer beers" as an excuse to make watery and flavorless yellow beers for the non beer-drinking crowd. This is the opposite ... fully flavored, richly malty, yet with a nice bready, hoppy, citrusy flourish. Nice. (#2975, 6/12/2007)
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours frosty gold, thin white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, hops, coriander. Flavor is wheat, coriander, hops. This is more like an American wheat than a "golden ale/blond ale."
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - .. Pours a light clean yellow .. Nose is light grassy hops... Taste is a light hoppiness with hints of wheat comming thru.. nice clean easy drinking summer beer..
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle form the bodega.very light blonde coloered ale. mild hops flava .very light and refreshing
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours an amber gold. It smells of grass and honey. It is very refreshing and it tastes sweet, hoppy and fades to wheat. A nice offering for a summer day.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Poured an orangey/gold color with an average white foamy head. Clear body with some nice visible carbonation. Aroma was fresh grass, light wheat, citrus and perfume. Palate was slightly dry and watery with the carbonation seeming to be harsh for the way this one was drinking. Flavor was grassy with notes of bread and quickly diminsihed, which was fine because it was nothing that special. Overall nohting memorable here, probably wonít be buying this one again anytime soon.
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap from brooklyn ale tent setup. Nice, crisp refreshing summer ale. Good hops, lots of bread, very grassy, very attractive.