Achilleos (11) - Santa Maria, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The beer has a slight white head on it when poured. Golden amber color for the beer making it look great. That said the taste is slightly better the bud light and but nothing grand I expected from Firestone. Weak and watered down ale with a slight fruity taste.
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a mixed 12 pack purchased at Nugget in Woodland. Unfortunately, this beer was bottled on 11/25/13, so it’s nearly 6 months old. The aroma has some sweet, honey-like notes, with a little grassy and herbal hop characteristics. A fair amount of graham cracker here, too. Pours a transparent golden body with a small, quickly dissipating white head present. Starts with a little sweet cracker maltiness. Almost a little astringent in the middle. Graham crackers late. Finishes very mildly herbal without really much hop bitterness to balance the malts.
RedSox2004 (1137) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golde /yellow with a one-finger white head that left minimal lace. Modest bready malt aromas with hints of floral and grassy hops. Malt and grainy sweetness up front accompanied by citrus and floral hops, all of which is weirdly balanced. Light body, fizzy carbonation, proickly mouthfeel and adry finish.
StefanSD (2014) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a big white head that has good retention. The aroma is spicy with hay, grains and thyme. The flavor is cereal grains and sweet breads. The palate is thin and the carbonation is soft. Finishes short and unmemorable. Overall: meh
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bobar: Poured a sparkling golden liquid and formed minimal foam. Aroma is empty without a single traceable scent to assure me that this is actually a beer. The flavor is bland and has hints of sweetness which reminds me of an apple cider but not beer. This was a wack 6-pack considering I paid $11. I figured since it was from Firestone Walker it would be good but what FAIL.
Brouwerij (883) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Bottle. Pours clear gold with quickly settling white head. Aroma is wheat, cereal, mild banana. Flavor is mildly wheaty, sweet, yeasty and mildly fruity, banana. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium body, mildly chewy texture.
badpuppy69 (182) - orange, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear gold with nice head. Aroma is corn malts. Taste follows the Aroma. Very light and refreshing. Taste like a very good Pils.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz Bottle, bottled on 8th February 2014, drank overlooking Balboa Island on 16th March 2014. Poured many times into small tumbler. Bright, clear and golden, each new pour gave me small white head which turned into collar wisp fairly swiftly. carbonation bubbles could be seen rising on each pour too. Weak aroma of grains and mild floral hops, taste also faint in strength with semi-sweet malts pushing the hops way down the pecking order. Refreshing and clean, an ideal sunshine beer, which is why it was opened in the first place. it made me burp!
andyhwcinc (1347) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap at Barney’s Beanery in Santa Monica, CA. Meh, this is just ok. Nothing too good, average blonde ale, easy drinking, goes well with salads.
ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold pour (looks like a lager), quick white head. Malt and hay in the nose. Sweet. Middle is creamy lightly kilned malt with some grassiness. Finish is smooth and malty.
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden color, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma of lighter fruit, bread, grass. Lighter bodied, quite drinkable.