hotstuff (4522) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated on 02-16-2013 at Ferguson Brewing Company. This draft beer has a very small off-white head that mostly diminished, hazy straw body, no visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is bready, malt and fruity The flavor is grainy, fruity, light hops, and malt. It has a very dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This is an easy drinking session beer that needs a tad more flavor.
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (Florissant, MO). Pours a hazy golden hue, faint orange glow with cakey bright white head atop. Nice layer sticks around, nice lacing. Aromas are clean, a bit bready with faint lemon twang. Gentle straw, dry mellow kiss of earthy hops. Initial is lighter end of the fold, gentle bready and cereal malts, a bit of fruit, faint citrus, fresh baked bread, touches of dough with a bit of earthy floral bent. Middle is a bit of mellow sweetness, faint orange, bready malts. Crisp cereal, touches of straw and grass as we finish with a bit of bread yerast. Clean, tasty and pretty drinkable. A touch bitter on the back. This works.
deyholla (8879) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of straw and some sweet grains with a hint of biscuit. Flavor is similar with sweet grain and straw as well as a hint of grass.
DrSilverworm (9098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
3oz on tap at the brewpub, during my stay in STL for RBSG. Clear golden color. Thin off-white head, leaves great thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth kind of soft lightly creamy lighter carbonation. Plain bready doughy flavor. White bread, light bit of pepper. Moderate sweet taste. Decent blond ale. Kind of malty and bigger bodied.
gregwilsonstl (1560) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Much darker and heavier than I was expecting. Surprised this is a blonde....more like a watered down pale ale.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 16, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a very small sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation hazy golden yellow brown colored body and no lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a mellow malty aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of crisp hops and malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
4 oz sampler at Ferguson. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Straw, earthy, grainy flavors. Tastes a little flat or oxidized.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Ferguson. Called Golden Blonde on the menu. Pours a hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Lightly floral, sweet malty, light citrusy nose. Soft herbal hoppy, a touch sweet lemon, light grainy, easy drinking flavor.
seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on tap at the brewpub. It poured a nice clear amber color with moderate white head, little lace. Aromas and flavors of grainy, marshmallowy pils malt, faint caramel, resiny and citrusy hops, fruity ale yeast esters. Mushy and a bit boring, but not deeply flawed. This is a forgiving style and not too hard to make interesting; I really wanted it to be better than it is.
Strykzone (5898) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the brewpub. This beer poured a golden that was hazy. A white soapy head left sticky and stringy lacing. Very soft nose of fruit and grain. Faint flavor of gentle hops, mild bitterness and grain. This is very light fare but it was nice on a very hot July night.