r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2012 Deep hazy gold in color with a good off-white head. Aroma is crisp and spicy. A nice crisp beer, with strong yeastiness and hints of spice with some lemon zest as well. Stronger than you initially think it will be.
AARomanov (13) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was first introduced to Cisco Brewers at the Boston Craft Beer festival (June 2011).
A - Very clear deep gold body with lively bubbles. Head is quick to form and white with virtually no tint of other hues. Head breaks apart slowly leaving large lacing.
Ar - Aroma is my weak sense but I can tell itís much stronger on this beer than most others. Closest thing I pick up is grains (?)
T - Strong but not overly grassy hops. Almost in IPA territory but with a lighter body. Was hoping for more like a Belgian strong blonde.
D - Iím afraid I had the beer a little too warm and didnít experience it properly. Will re-review at a future date.
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $2.99 Very good!
anders37 (16460) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty slightly spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty yeasty caramel finish.
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Nor Easter Beer Garden, Provincetown, MA. golden orange pour. sizable bitterness in the nose & flavor. Hoppy, wheaty. A slightlt more bitter Hop Sun. Orange & citrus zest notes. Nice
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pilsner malt saaz hops added at the beginning of boil. We all know what happens next. I found a chaser for water
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Vintage Cellar. Pours hazy amber gold with a creamy/foamy off-white head. Aroma is citric, almost like bergamot. Near med body. Firm carbonation. Flavor is bitter citrus, hint of perfume, and it seems a bit wheaty rather than caramel. For a golden ale itís got a lot going for it: ABV, bitter, nice tang in the finish. Very good.
LinusStick (2822) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best blond ale Iíve had. Aroma was nice a full. Big hop spiciness with a little grain and light malt. Pour was a light cloudy gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very crisp, refreshing and hoppy. The light malt and bread notes are immediately flushed away by strong bitter and spicy hops. Nice carbonation makes this a great beer.
Ratman197 (9542) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of toasted bread, straw and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, toasted bread and a hint of spicy hops with a crisp dry finish.
Ernest (6161) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit/lemon), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Very little aroma, and fairly stark, acrid, and thin in the mouth. This is really 7.5%?? Seems more like 4.5.