Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was pleasantly surprised to see this one stacked up in a private Vancouver store, but didn’t want to waste my budget on another blond. Then even more pleasantly surprised to find this on tap at St. Augustine’s. It was plasantly surprisingly hoppy, this is a pale ale, with orange citus taste. Faint hops. Nicely drinkable.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One-third pint, gravicask from the USA bar at GBBF 09. Missing head, clear amber body. Inviting smell of apricote. Malt-fruity taste with underlying dry yeast and smooth bitterness to the ending. Easy to drink, refreshing and moreish (London, 05.08.2009).
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 20, 2009
Source: Brewpub, Portland
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, light floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hops with citrus and earthyness dominating, well balanced bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Apricot pour, white head. Lightly hoppy aroma with some basic caramel malt and an unpleasant graniny smell. Flavor is ok on the hoppy side, malts taste bland and old. Has almost a macro flavor to it. Mouthfeel isn’t good.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Drank this one after dawn on Friday, September 1st. Walked outside in the stiff breeze and checked out everyone’s damage. Some folks lost roofs, windows and doors. Most other houses lost a couple dozen shingles. All told, we lost seven shingles… that’s all. God watches over babies and drunks, I guess. Anyway, back to the beer… lightly hazy, apricot-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is of wildflower honey. Perfectly balanced flavor but a bit thin and bland. Light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, mildly bitter, dry, and finally, grassy finish. Thanks go out to kenb for the bottle!
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Mildly cloudy, yellow orange appearance with a white head. Mild earthy, grapefruit hoppy, orange citrusy, a touch tangy aroma. Grapefruit hoppy, sweet creamy pale malty flavor. Refreshing, citrusy ale. Probably would be a great session beer- glad I tried this again after a couple years of missing it.
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with medium beige head. Sweet fruity aroma with hops and pine. Sweet flavor with hopy and caramel notes. Ends bitter.
rosenbergh (10360) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Deschutes Taproom, Portland, OR.
Cloudy orange golden colour with a small off-white head.
Sweet fruity and floral hops, mild bitterness and mild sweetness in the aroma.
Sweet fruity hops, mild bitterness and some sweet maltiness in the flavour.
Easy and fruity.
slowrunner77 (10100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"not really a blonde, but not really a pale ale.. way too hoppy to be classified as such, even though it’s still a pretty mellow ale. Clean, quite smooth, nothing spectacular."
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper gold with a large frothy off white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong floral hops and grapefruit. Thin mouthfeel with a crisp hop and nice light bitter finish. Easy to drink, a very good American pale ale from Deschutes.