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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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This light bodied ale has a subtle floral hop nose with a low hop bitter finish. Just like the Indian summer, this ale reminds us of months and weather passed.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Cask at the Clybourn location. Everyone else absolutely hated this, but I thought it was quite nice. Gold pour with a nice head. Perfect carbonation. Peachy, green hop aroma, very fresh. Flavor is mellow, lots of peach, nectarine, with a mild malt backbone. Sweet but balanced and easy drinking. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Cask at the Clybourn pub. Golden in color (duh) creamy white cask head. Creamy and light in the mouth. Flavor is a little stale but the body rounds out nicely with kent hops and a dry maltiness and a hint of citric fruitiness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2008
(On cask, dryhopped, at Clybourn) Clear, and in fact golden, with basically no head. Light nose, fairly bitter,notable corn and veggie aromas. Flavor is relatively bitter, rather astringent, and soapy, with hints of orange and apricots. Overall thin, and not particularly pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5960) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
In short: A light floral and slightly citric/tart session blonde ale.
How: Tap at brewpub (Clybourn location)
The look: Clear yellow body topped by a lit
In long: Very floral and herbal beer. Flavours of hay, lemongrass, dandelions and lime. Mild-medium bitterness with a citric touch. Pleasant light tartness. Sweetness level kept to a minimum. Tickling carbonation. A fine session ale but it just didn’t measure up to the pint of 2.5% Six I had just before. But you know you’re in a excellent brewpub when the entry-level Golden Ale is pretty good. Another indication that you’re in a very good brewpub is when all the beers are good.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Draft… DLD’08… Mostly clear, light yellow ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is extremely subdued... I pulled a few wafts of honey mixed with a little leather and grain. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Very sweet with a whisper of acidity and no detectible bitterness. Finishes mildly sweet and gently acidic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Draft at Clybourn. Pours Golden with a thin white head. Aromatics is floral, sweet malt, maybe some grain and corn. Very easy drink and a decent session brew. I enjoyed this simple selection.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Tasted 4/30/08. Draft from the Clybourne brewpub. Filtered with a golden hue. Trace head. Corny grainy nose. Typical. Light bodied. Grassy and crisp. Smooth with a slight chalky flavor. Mild smooth and easy. Mild effervescence. Decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2008
on cask at gi cly. special dry hopped version. pours hazy golden with creamy white head. a soft spicy aroma but a bit soapy. flavors are grainy, biscuity, flroal, with a spicy hop character finish. creamy body. easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Sessionable enough brew, but not real interesting. It pours a light clear gold body with a short-lived little had and leaves no lace on the glass. There are some soft garden flower scents over a warm, grainy malt. The flavor has some light sweet malts and the faint hop flavors are a mild grassy bitterness. One was enough.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Pour is clear golden yellow with almost no head...smell is lightly grassy...taste is faintly sweet with some grassy bitterness in the finish...


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