Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Victoria, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
For the beer drinkers who enjoy a mild-tasting, cold, Canadian style beer, this light ale is refreshing with a crisp, slightly hoppy start and a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl - Golden in color with a thin head. Easy drinking blond ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Very light sipper. A touch of hops. Pale in the glass with a light head. Slight citrus on the nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Ambré très pale avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme du malt et céréales. Le goût est pareille, mais très maigre. Quand même, une assez bonne bière d’été pour un BBQ.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Verbatim from notes on 16JUL11 A: Light brass ale iwth brilliant clarity and a sheet of white foam. No lace. S: Smells of light grain and some corn. Smells cheap. T: Tastes of light grain, hints of corn and faintest note of hops. M: Thin with low carb. Want more carb. Semi dry finish. O: Easy to drink, but not good my any means. Serving type: on-tap 08-04-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear straw gold with a wispy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is corn and pale malt with a touch of bread. The flavor is rather thin and sweet with lots of residual sugar, very under attenuated. Zero perceptible hop notes. Mouthfeel is thin but sticky and clingy with soft carbonation. Pretty poor, even for a Golden Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Medium sweet aroma. Light to medium body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Soft sweet drinkable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Boring lager. Pours gold. Not overly offensive and good enough for style. This should have been my sign to stop sampling here. On tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - FEB 16, 2013
On tap.I think this definitely tasted like a blond ale, and reminded me of some in Britain. Boring but quaffable, a little of that berry hop aroma, I dunno pale malt, very little flavour here to be honest, but yes I think it was done to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - AUG 1, 2012
From tap at the brewing pub. Interesting taste, very mild and very refreshing. Perfect beer for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (6149) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Light grain in the nose that’s about it. Pours golden not much head or lace. Soft grain flavor a hint of residual sweetness and faint crisp hops. Not mich here. Light easy refreshing on palate.

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