mixmasterob (954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a Portland buddy. Poured a pale yellow color with some orange notes. Nice big fluffy white head. Good lace and decent retention. Aroma was grassy malts and some bread with just a touch of hops. Flavors were almost pils like, lots of crisp malts, light hop with a dry smooth finish. Extremely drinkable and refreshing. Reminded me of the Terrapin Golden ale or a less hopped 420. Not bad.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine at The Desert Rose. Burnished orange with a creamy, persisting collar. Grassy, tangerine skin aroma with balancing cashew malt...and some eye-watering CO2. Drying mouthfeel, soda fizz, ornate lace. Gentle soapy hop, impression of thistles, spruce, chewed pencil. Creamy underpinning malt with toasted white bread and nuts. Malt-inflected and toasty. Drinks like a grassy, hop-shy English GA- decent, but ordinary. Wanted more Cascade.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Grainy aroma. Light golden appearance. Interesting tastes in this one. Grainy and hoppy with an odd lingering and very dry bitter taste. Not the best in the deschutes lineup.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2993-20100627] Tap. Not much aroma, a little papery and some graininess. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Generic malty grain flavour with a little soapy aftertaste and bitter throughout. Medium body is rough. Unrefined, uninteresting.
(@ brewpub, Portland, OR)
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2010-06-27. Crisp golden body with a small off-white head. Flavour is a bit odd, modest bitterness, bit grassy with odd grainy notes. Aroma is similar, with mild hops and an odd grassy character, mild overall. Average paalte. Okay, did not really work for me. On tap at Deschutes, Portland
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing special about this beer but itís still strong for a blonde ale which can lend itself to being bland. Not that this beer wasnít bland, it just was better than most of the blondes/goldens Iíve had.
Not a ton of aroma, or flavor really but its good. some caramel, some hops (by a blonde standard).
DuffMan (7828) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep golden with an average white head. Grainy aroma with vegetal nuances. Flavour is pretty bland-- pale grains with some capsicum in the finish. Just okay for me..
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Fred Meyer - golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, slick feel, soft carbonation. This beer has a faint aroma that is slightly unpleasant at first, but mellows out after a few sips. Tastes good, but not too exciting. Good summer beer.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange with white head. Very crisp aroma. Vegetal hops on the aroma and body. Faint malt character.
zach8270 (3831) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy gold color with a fizzy white head and nice lacing that lasts for a while. Light aroma, mainly with hints of flowery hops and some very light citrus. Rather herbal near the end. Dry and herbal hops at the beginning of the flavor with a sweet and lightly zesty middle. The hop bitterness comes through near the end and leaves a delicate peppery flavor on the palate. Finish has a light hint of caramel and citrus. Very dry.