AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear gold in color with a nice, pillowy two inches of head. Smell is lemon zest and light, crisp malt.
There is some definite lemon in the taste. Bubbly and biting on the mouthfeel. Not a bad summer ale. Looking for something to stand out, but it’s not there.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2008 On tap. Aroma sweet malt, light fruits (lemon), light grassy hops. Flavor all fruity goodness, the lemons (very zesty), maybe some other slight citrus, strawberries, light cherry and raspberry. Quite tasty. 7-4-8-4-14/3.7
Rerate 8/8/08 On tap. Aroma weak pale malt, flavor equally weak with light sweet/citrusy character. Bland, watery. 5-3-5-3-11/2.7 (Ratings averaged)
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the local bar. Pours amber with a small white head. Surprisingly hoppy (floral) with a wheaty sweet malt that balanced well with the hops. One of the better summer ales I’ve had and quite underrated on this site. Reminds me of SNPA just a little less hoppy. Good beer, quite drinkable.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Admittedly, I had this beer much too late into an evening, but it rubbed me the wrong way. This is a unique summer beer, and I’d like to give it another shot at some point. My initial reaction, though, was that it had too much of a bubble gum flavor and not enough of a bready/citrusy/lemony summer flavor. Couldn’t shake that bubble gum.
Nephilium (1424) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight hint of hops and yeast in the aroma. Pours a clear amber with a white head that quickly fades away. Slight biscuit flavor, touch of citrus hops to balance it out. Nothing extraordinary, but very drinkable.
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very clear, lightly golden. Malty and hoppy gave it a good mouthfeel on the palate.A good summer ale different from the others. Found the beer to be quite uninteresting.
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at TJ FInley’s in NY. I thought this was a decent beer. Not much to speak of on the aroma, but it smelled of light malts. The taste was citrusy, and I thought I picked up on a taste of grapefruit. I will say I had this after a few, and it went down very easily. I will probably have this a few more times this summer.
LinusStick (2901) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blah. A very bland and boring golden ale. This style is not known for being very exciting to begin with, but this is worse than average. Very faint chalk aroma. Pour was a nice light gold with a 2 finger white head. Taste was very bland. Tasted like dirty carbonated water with a hint of of grass. Not very enjoyable but ice cold and in the outdoors would beat a B/M/C.
derst27 (35) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and subtle in taste. Slight citrus flavor lingers for a short time. Great beer for a bbq in the summertime.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. pours a golden body with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and some earthy floral scents from the hops. Flavor is light and crisp, a subtle hop character, and light malt flavor. no etoh.