topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is bready, saltine cracker, and a little sweetness. Flavor is clean, bready malt, lightly grainy, with a hint of bitter hop.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
poured a rich amber color with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spice, vanilla and a hint of fruitiness. Pretty straightforward and not overly tasty of a beer. Some caramel, yeast, earthy/herbal elements with a slightly tart flavor. Just ok
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light citrus (lemon), wheat and grain malt, and light vegetal hop notes. Flavor is bitter citrus pith and hops, sweet malt and a dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation.
CanIHave4Beers (2878) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a hazy sunny yellow with a big fluffy white head.
The aroma is malty, bready, and a little bit salty. Some light toastiness serves the bouquet well.
The flavor is floral, almost soapy, but besides that it’s pretty true to the general character of the style’s benchmark (Anchor Steam) with light notes of toasty caramel malt, lots of breadiness, some yeasty character and herbal bitterness.
It’s a nice example of a beer style we just don’t see a lot of in the midwest.
jmohno (994) - Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale dark yellow some froth on a light head..
Some grainy bready fruit bordering vegetableness a little funky yeast not unpleasant.
Taste is similar it has a nice body and bready maltiness and a good bittering finish,pretty solid drinking beer this has to be the most liked beer after 4 or 5 others from them i didnt really care for.
boydmarq (48) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap at Lazlo’s in West Omaha. Nice white head that dissipated slowly with nice lacing. Not much aroma. Taste was tart with grapefruit notes. Hoppy finish. Like many Empyrean brews, very drinkable but nothing to write home about.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Light yellow pour with a white head. Nose and taste of wheat, a little grass, and a touch of hop bitterness.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Bottle picked up at Beertopia Omaha, opened in Exira, Iowa. Hazy pinkish orange appearance with a pillowy white head. Dry, dull fruity, a bit yeasty, a bit spicy aroma. A bit tart, lightly fruity, crisp, light grape, earthy bitter hoppy flavor. Drinkable but a little strange. Update: tasted on tap at Empyrean on 9/29 and seemed to have a mild diacetyl note.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super Nova Summerfest–12oz bottle-pours a tight offwhite head with yellow/gold color. Aroma is wheat/light malt/hay, secondary light fruit. Taste is slightly sweet wheat/light malt/hay, secondary light fruit/spice hops.
wlajwl (3479) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy and slightly bready in aroma. The flavor is balanced by hops and malts, a slight stickiness from the malts and a decent hop bite into the finish. Not quite sure what style of ale this is, but it cleans up pretty good.