Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear golden color, large bubble edge head. Aroma of lightly and pleasantly spiced hay and malt. Taste is bitter rye bread. Decent enough.
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours golden amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is fresh, light pitted fruit with interesting malt. Full bodied. Flavor is very intense, but hard to dissect. Arguably a bit nutty. It’s earthy, but not really barnyard. It has sweet malt, but it also tends towards dry. It’s not exactly astringent, but my mouth wants to say it is. It gets a bit earthier with time. It seems very rich, and rich is not a term I’d usually use for a "blonde". Tho it’s in the description. Quite an impressive ale.
argo0 (12346) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear amber body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw, berry, some caramel, spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, strawberry, some spicy, caramel. Medium body, light stickiness.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, nougat, straw, earth, and baked apple. Flavor of earthiness, yeast, candi sugar, hint of fruitiness, nuts, and straw.
Ratman197 (11376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear tarnished gold witha lasting offwhite head. Aromas of straw, apple, spice and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, spice, fruittiness and light yeast with a crisp lingering spiced fruit finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: October 07, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, earthy
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, light balancing earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, nutty and light caramel malt with earthy hops and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, light kettle caramelization, light hops and bitterness with drying alcohol and a sweet finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Monk. New and the promoted most richest on the BDG style that they do.Yes more hoppy than usual, perhaps this would be better aged. Light orange coloured body, Not bad drinkability but getting yeast and then rather astringent in the finish. French Belgian BDG IPA style?
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Yeast and slightly sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt and spice flavor with yeast and light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Sweet malt/light caramel lingers with yeast, spice, and light earthiness.
blutt59 (6246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, yellow gold in color with a yeasty fruit aroma, flavors of husky corn, sweet melon, even finish