josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub, medium white head, beautiful golden color, malty aroma. Mouth feel was almost creamy. Taste was hoppy, sweet and citrusy. Very solid beer.
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler: Poured a copper golden with white fast dissipating head. Nice malt, perfume, and overall sweet. Taste is fruit and malts, hidden alcohol.
Duchammer (124) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Eagle River Ale house: poured golden with a light lacy head: Aroma had pear and green apple. Taste had light malt with a nice pear and green apple with a nice crisp taste. Hidden alcohol.
douglas88 (7336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Glacier. Pours a cloudy copper color (not blonde) with a medium white head. A light spicy sweet nose. The flavor is fruity, banana, sulfur, some hot alcohols, spicy. OK.
Sledutah (6097) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery
Clear golden with a small white head, some lacing. Mild aroma and flavors of sweet honey, yeast and grassy
Ok, sweet and mild throughout
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This w was served in a flared pilsener at Humpy’s in Anchorage airport.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden to yellow bronzed color with a good one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding.
The smell was super sweet through mainly a honey sweetness.
The taste copied the smell. Light sweet sticky honey aftertaste leaving a sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued. I’d say it had a good sticky coating over my tongue.
Overall, Imperial blonde labeled as a Strong ale not bad.
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Fools please. This is a beautiful beer. Brilliant clear deep golden with a lasting lacy white head. Great grain aroma with grassy hops and honey. Deep honey and pale malt flavor, perfect sweetness level, with grassy hops on the finish. Medium-plus bodied and exceedingly crisp. Like an amped-up, spot-on American blonde. I like it.
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
T his is kind of a Belgian blonde w/ no Belgian yeast character. It is not hoppy like an American blond but rather thick and sweet and malty. A little fruity and pretty much clean. If you like ’em big but don’t like Belgians or IPA, I guess this is for you.
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at West Rib in Talkeetna, Ak. named Ice Axe. Yellow colored pour looked more like a belgian triple and tasted. Aroma of honey, yeast and alcohol. Taste is similar with a dry finish.
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden strong ale with a very thin white head. In aroma, a sweet honey malt with light grassy notes. In mouth, a grainy honey malt with alcohol warmth and herbal German hops. So-so. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 9 2011.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Bright golden. Thin white head that surrenders quickly. The aroma is rich with sweet malt. This drinks with a definite alcohol-laden kick, but has an off-putting sweetness that I personally find too intense in the balance. (#3959, 8/1/2010)