fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale old gold to orange with a 3 finger, chunky, eggshell head that has good retention and leaves some lacing. Aroma of swwet malt, toast, caramel, cereal, floral and spicy hops and light tree and dark fruit. Flavor of cereal, toast, sweet malt,hay, apple skins, light caramel and mineral notes, floral hops and just a hint of spicy and herbal hops. Light to medium body with a creamy entry quickly leading to a moderate strength, but sharp carbonation and slightly dry, crisp finish. Good stuff, surprisingly refreshing and light, but with a great malt backbone and slighly warming booziness. Has a very, "Pilsener on Ale yeast" feel.
csaso (1144) - Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big foamy head, hazy medium copper color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, dry fruit notes, not bad overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
puboflyons (1690) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the corked, caged bottle marked 17/08/12-L11137. This may have been past its date. The pour is medium golden amber with a quick fizzy white head that dissipates entirely. No ring. No lacing. Toasted biscuit and yeast are the main esters on the nose. Some butter too. Light to medium body but fairly smooth. Again, toasted biscuits in the taste with an added touch of grain. Low to moderate hop finish. But clean altogether. It felt like a pilsener to me.
tnkw01 (862) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, medium head. Layer of "stuff" glued to the bottom of the bottle that didn’t stir. Aroma was light, watery. Taste was actually not as bad as it smelled. Still not a very good beer.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL. Pours relatively clear deep golden with medium, thicker white foam. Higher carbonation. Nose is interesting- soured apple, grass, mild skunk, bananas foster. Taste is a bit tart, papery, banana, apple, white sugar. Overall a tad odd with that soured as in souring apple pie, not sour apple like green apple. Strange overall, drinkable, but the sugar density makes this a heavy beer to get through and there is little rustic malt and hop character to help you through it. Disappointing. This beer style is ripe for some overhaul.
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Butterscotch aroma. Hazy honey gold, minimal head, flocculation. Sweet buttery caramel malt and old cardboard flavor. Body on the light side of medium.
shrubber85 (6528) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Buttery malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet buttery malt flavor with a light herbal finish. Nice.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, brassy gold with a whipped, off-white head.
Aroma is malt, grain, a little buttery.
Taste is deeply sweet, malt....caramel, sugar.
Not bad, a little clingy sweet.
Hookemwahoo (13) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at Disney World of all places. Not your average blonde with malt and caramel notes, a slightly less sweet, but arguably more delicious blonde beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beergeek23322 (1738) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with a small white head. Aromas of malt, wet dog and barnyard. Flavors are pretty much the same and not too plesant. Reminds more of a bad Czech pilsner than a biere de garde. Maybe a bad bottle.
AxlLives (281) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour - @ RHP. Pours yellow gold, nice medium white head. Tastes of beautiful cool malts, complex yeasts, and spicy hops. Good long bodied palate and great balance. Very good.