stevoj (2325) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden body with thin off white head. Light aroma of malt, touch of hops. Taste is also light, malt, honey, hay. Short finish with dry malt palate. Expected better from Deschutes.
patricks110 (1758) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very refreshing and tasy for a nice fall day. Pours a bright golden yellow with a bit of white head. The nose is initially offputting and overly bland with mild grainy malts and a hint of skunk. Sweet caramel and bready malts with a finish of tart lemony hops a mild bitterness to add some character. Not a crazy beer by any means but certainly a good sessionable brew
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours blonde in color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is light grains with some grass and floral notes. Taste is a grainy malty and light fruit sweetness with a light grassy hop bitterness. Light bodied with modest carbonation. A light and easy to drink ale with balanced and full flavors.
Ericular (686) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy honey color with off white head and not much lacing. Aroma is grainy malts. Taste is lightly sweet, decent malts with no hops to speak of except for a lightly bitter finish as the malts show their straw and corn. Finish fades quick, emphasizing the light and thin palate. A clean sipper that might be OK on a hot day, but not enough redeeming qualities to look for it again.
queenholly (3014) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Fruity grainy malt and light grassy aroma. Hazy honey gold with a large off-white head. Lightly sweet bready malt, fruity, and grassy flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color, but with a tint of caramelization, this golden ale has a really beautiful, foamy off-white head. It has a really nice, malty nose with a soft, grainy character. Itís not quite as smooth and easy in the mouth, but it is still very light and fresh, with more hops present and a slight bitterness to spice things up. I take my previous statement back. Itís still really smooth in the mouth. A touch of honey and its really interesting malt flavor really keeps me captivated. Despite its average reviews, itís actually really darned good, especially for the style. It almost reminds me of an Oktoberfest in its maltiness, but with the much nicer characteristic of an ale. Love it.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted golden grain malt, some sour-dough bread dough, and some earthy spice. Taste is light to medium bodied, average carbonation with flavors of golden grain malt, a hint of floral hops, light bread yeast and a touch of swiss cheese. Finish is well-balanced between bitterness, golden grain malt and some bready yeast notes. A nice summer golden ale.
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Appearance is golden brown with minimal off white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is of malt and minimal hoppyness. Refreshing but lacks complexity.
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Bend, OR. Minimally hoppy, with a slight sourness in the nose. Medium copper color. Thin mild maltiness, with some yeast and yogurt notes. Thin body. Nothing special here. Okay.
mdwatkins1979 (1) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clean, crisp ale. Light enough to be s session beer, but maintains a nice balanced taste