Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s West Madison. Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a large white frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of honey, grain and very faint hops. The taste is cereal grains, honey, faint nuts and hops. Thin-medium bodied.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Have to admit it was pretty anyway. Clear golden. Small head. Very faint non-descript aroma. The beer came across as tart with a slight honey background flavor. I don’t know what kind of beer drinker this one would appeal to. Not to me.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is pale and golden while the head is oddly similar to a cola in that it dissipates quickly and loudly. The flavor is typical golden ale, easy to drink and does not have complex flavors to it. Not a top ale but still pretty good for the style and a good session ale.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Very bright, clear gold color with an average sized, foamy, light, whispy white head. Disappears pretty fast leaving a very thin lace.
S - Very strong herbal and floral aroma with a lot of bready/malty sweetness along with a bit of a vegetable/corn type of aroma. Somewhat reminiscent of honey, but a little heavy on the vegetable, and maltiness.
T - Really thin and fairly bland. Dominated by corn/vegetable flavors as well as some malt sweetness that you expect from a bland adjunct lager. A faint spicy herbal flavor in the background. Very slight lingering sweetness.
M - Very light with moderate carbonation. Very thin and watery.
D - Easy to drink, but it is way to bland to want more. Not overly sweet, just thin and easy to down.
Notes: I’ll probably pass on this one, got it for $3.99 a sixer so not like I’m really out much. Too bland and like a bad adjunct lager. A little bit of honeyish flavors and some more on the nose, but nothing to write home about.
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice to try another product from Grays, and also nice to get into a new Honey Ale after a long drought.
vomit (162) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not complete swill, like I was expecting, but plain as a schoolmarm’s underwear. If you had this open under the hot sun alongside a Blatz, the bees would be diving in that glorious ambrosia.....BLATZ! So stick with Blatz, and you won’t look like a jerk.....OK, so maybe you will.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just some below-average craft brew swill. It is light with a touch of diacetyl and malty sweetness.
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’m aware that this is supposed to be a lighter beer, but that doesn’t change how bad it was. Virtually no aroma, taste, or feel. Will not be having again.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours clear with a decent head. A little honey in the nose, a little honey in the taste. Flavors did not increase even as the beer warmed. Better than the Golden Light, but still a sacrificialy light beer.