freekyp (1460) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Unfortunately, Foothills reformulation of this NC classic misses the mark. I was excited when I learned it had been redone as a Cream Ale, but this has none of the trademark creamy body or slick use of corn to keep the beer light. Instead, we got a watered-down pils with an inappropriate bitterness in the finish that really doesn’t jive with the lightness of the beer. Still, its pretty, pouring crystal clear yellow with a small but resilient head. Some minor cabbage notes in the aroma are a spoiler as well.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JAN 3, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft at the Charlotte airport. It has a light clear yellow appearance with little aroma or flavor.
nick76 (4141) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is slightly phenolic and estery with biscuits corn and cooked vegetables. The appearance is deep gold with an average head. The taste is like the aroma but everything works. The palate is smooth. Overall it has serious flaws but for some reason it’s a good tasting beer and pares well with food.
emacgee (3809) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean pale blonde pour with one finger of frothy white head. Nose is grassy and bready with a touch of grain. Dry and light bodied with a grassy finish. Nice and sessionable.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at the source. Almost clear, scant white head. Aroma of smooth straw. Taste is bitter and lager like.
geologyguy (556) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost tasteless, watery, slightly bitter and that is the only taste....def not like genessee cream ale
BVery (5447) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at CLT airport. Clear pale yellow pour with a small spotty head. Very simple grain flavor with a hint of vanilla. Kind of meh.
Suttree (4878) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow, clear, no head. Smells grainy, toasty. Flavor is also grainy and toasty, with some canned corn. A bit fuller bodied than the old recipe, as well. Finishes with a slight piney, grassy hop finish.
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle--starts with an off putting aroma and no head in the pour, oh oh. Kind of a yeasty taste backed with some fruit. Probably a bad bottle, but Blonde isn't my style so I don't know if I'll re-rate. Mixed pack from Ingles.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: (labeled as 4.3 ABV, 15 IBU)
Nearly clear gold...tall white head.
Scent is sour grainy malt.
Taste is sour-bitter grain...slight skunk....watery.
Grassy....not very creamy....dry.