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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Hereís one thatís clean and refreshing enough for the long haul, but fully graced with hop aroma, malt heft and clear craft passion. Sit back, relax, and let the subtle pleasures reveal.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10731) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours light amber with a slight white head. Aroma is a strange mix of toffee and floral. Med minus body. Flavor starts fruity, gets a little mixed hop, and then goes a little wheaty. The pleasures are too subtle for me.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (881) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle to pint glass I was given a gift pack with "Beers of the World" and this was one of them. Not one of my first choices, but Deschutes usually provides a good experience. Aroma is light grapefruit, hay, cat piss, spruce, malty sweetness and a touch of skunk. Itís a clear, light amber with a creamy off white head that provides a moderate amount of lacing. Taste is very skunky, I may have gotten an off bottle, but it ends in a nice hoppy bitterness. Moving past the skunkiness, I get hay and a touch of apple. If I see this in the stores, Iíll try to pick up a bottle and rerate, but Iím not grabbing a six pack in case this is how itís supposed to be.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (912) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
At Bend Summer Festival with Taylor. Pours darker bronze with big creamy head. Aroma is piney resinous hops, smooth. Taste is sweeter piney hops, some bitterness lemon, drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3092) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from October 2013. Nice golden ale that visually looks good and tastes good also.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
foyle (223) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 2" off white fluffy head which leaves some light lacing behind. Color is a hazy rich gold with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma: Pine and citrus hops are quite present with a nice doughy malt behind them. Mouthfeel: light and fluffy with a somewhat wet finish. Flavor: lemon peel, some pine and grapefruit, an odd soapy flavor, in the background is some malty backbone of dinner rolls, with a hint of cinnamon and caramel. Overall: I am hoping this beer will grow on me. I generally enjoy golden and blond ales, but this seems a little strange to me thus far. It is not bad, neither is it great. I was expecting more as I have always been pleased with Deschutes products. The beer just seems to lack a proper balance and is more hop forward while lacking in the sweetness I am accustomed to in this style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (762) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Dark blond pour with a beautiful white head. Citrus, apple, spice and herb. Body is lighter than expected. Nice malty finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (465) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Golden hue with white creamy head. Aroma is mandarin orange, grass, slight pine. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with a well rounded bitterness in the following and CO2 sharpness in the finish. Overall this is a decent summer session ale that is really citrus fruit forward.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1150) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Clear, light gold pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has herbal and grassy hops with some faint bread. It has a light body with somewhat crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet and refreshing with clean finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
A sexy looking blonde that I wish had more personality...a lot like a lot of beautiful blonde women coasting on their looks. You can look at her but the conversation just isnít happening, you canít get anything but ditzy and empty giggles. I mean, theyíre pretty cute giggles, but you really want to know what she is thinking. Youíll always impress your Macro Lager swilling friends with this one but youíll secretly wish she was a dusky stout full of personality.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
335ml bottle. Butter, cheese and grapefruit in the aroma. Flavor is grapefruity with a heavy butter bread malt note.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (220) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a small white head. Fruity hops and malt aroma. Fruity flavour with citrus, grass, caramel malt and a mildly bitter hop finish.


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