GnarlyGnome (699) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Pours a golden straw color...maybe with a touch of orange to it. It has a big white, frothy head. Aromas are light...but gives me some grassy, earthy aromas with a touch of lemon. Taste is also pretty light. Mostly get that earthy grassiness. It’s good, but not the best blonde I’ve had. Approachable is the best way to put it, as they do in their description.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Agent can. 11/27/14. Pours translucent straw color with a too-big white head; it’s too much and I’m worried that there might be something wrong with the beer. Aroma is lightly fruity, earthy, spicy, subtle floral and grassy notes; simple but not bad. Taste is actually quite nice; crisp, fruity, surprisingly bitter, grass, fruit rind, sweet, floral, some yeast and a touch of oxidation ( I don’t think this is deliberate); finish is short and sweet with just a hint of bitter fruit rind. Medium bodied. Medium-low carbonation (once the head settles). Resilient lacing. Not bad.
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can courtesy of shrubber85, thank you sir! Clear pale golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of white pepper, hay. Taste is bitter peppery hay. Easy drinking.
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber, with a large, foamy, off-white head.
Honey, barley malt aroma, soft pretzel...
Flavour is grainy, dry bread-heel, a hint of salt.
Tasty, but an odd, dry-dusty feel to it.
Darker and richer than a typical blonde...(ale, that is)
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and grainy. Tastes like it smells, but with some light hop notes as well. Average on the palate. An okay easy drinker.
jakebergs (13) - Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden and opaque. Great fruity nose smells like green apples. Nice malty/grainy flavor with a touch of sourness in the finish. Recommended.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alright, I had it as part of the on tap "Flight" sampler selection at Brewriver GastroPub - It’s a yellow, high white headed blonde ale that is very drinkable and repeatable, but I found it lacking in body and it’s just not my favored type of beer.
rondphoto (2543) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Araoma of orange and malt. Hazy orange color with a thick creamy head and foamy lace. The taste is hard to follow - begins with citrus and malt, then turns sour, taking that late into the finish when citrus returns. Different, but not particularly palatable. Not recommended.
DrSilverworm (7778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16oz can. Big foamy white head, that fizzes loudly. Surprisingly amber / orange colored. Hazy body. Some lace. Weird tangy metallic taste. Aroma of over-ripe oranges and wet pennies. Weird bite to this. Smooth texture to the stronger carbonation, more dry finish, but some stickiness in the aftertaste. Some zesty sweetness. Light funkiness. Disappointed
jhp40219 (343) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma - What aroma? Seriously, I am only getting a very faint biscuity smell. My nose actually took an accidental dip in this because I had it buried in the glass trying to get a smell. Appearance - Clear, yellow, thin. Looks like a Budweiser sans carbonation when pouring out of the can. Thin white head that dissipated immediately. When held up to the light, appears a light orange-ish yellow color. Taste - Slight malty taste, a bit of cereal, a bit of honey, a little bitter and a little sweet at the same time. Not much of anything strong. Absolutely no lacing on the glass. Palate - Low carbonation, kind of thin. Kind of like a lager but without the carbonation. Overall - Pretty low showing for a blonde ale. I really expected stronger fruit smell and taste. Great Crescent is a great brewery with some amazing other beers! It’s just this one turns out to be a bit of a disappointment.