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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our lightest beer . A great organic beer. With an exceptionally crisp palate, this ale balances the light malt palate with a subtle bitterness. This ale is an ideal beer for those unaccustomed to micro-brewed beers. Made with pale, wheat, carastan and carapils malts. Hopped with Cascade, Saaz and Tettnang hops. Made with pride and great taste from the worlds first certified organic brewery.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"red flag: This ale is an ideal beer for those unaccustomed to micro-brewed beers. which means...booooring. nothing wrong with it, but they’re more concerned with being approachable to the masses than actually being good. simple, crisp brew...nothing much here."

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimHabib (227) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear golden with a medium foamy head. Wheat and apricot aroma. Light oily body. Apricot with a light bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2250) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing here and there. The smell had some sweet grainy to grassy malts. I didn’t get much else. The taste was basically the same as the smell. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth. Overall, this was a decent blonde ale I think I could do again.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1748) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
This is a fairly good Blonde Ale. A lot thicker than you would expect, which makes it more appealing, I think.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
growler_guy (8) - - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
Very light beer. Serves it purpose: ale that is an ideal beer for those unaccustomed to micro-brewed beers. But Nothing special for those into micobrews!

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewblanejr (4) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
Nice beer, send like it should be light but it did have a slight bitter after taste ..

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
icallitoranges (4) - Culver City, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
Undistinguished but generally pleasing. Unusual for a blond, slightly more bite. Mom Jeans of blonds.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westkyoto77 (540) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2013
Draught. Aromas of sweetish malts, grains and sticky grapes. Dusky ginger beer colour with a limp head. Not so lively, nor it is particularly smooth. Dist like the palate much. The flavours, however, pretty well balanced and nuanced. Some fruit alongside the light malt, touch of caramel. Easy drinking, no huge surprises. Pass

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
light aroma of yeast and slight funk. It is a clear golden copper color with constant bubbles. Thin and light tastes of hops and yeast. Very dry that finishes clean.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (3013) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Not a very good blond ale, but on tap at Upper West, very light, nothing crazy here.


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