madvike (3200) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Mallards game - Pours clear yellow with a nice white head. Nose is pale malt, rustic grain, and a light floral hoppiness. A bit of creamed corn. Taste is real grainy, with more creamed corn, light herbal hopping, and a little bitterness on the finish. Well carbonated medium body. Gets a little better as it warmed in my glass.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at a Madison Mallards game last night, pours a clear light golden/yellow with a thin head, aroma is of light grain with some grass, the flavor is very light with some grain being the vocal point, really light and easy drinking, not terrible when it’s 98 degrees outside at 8 pm.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, mustiness, and cream corn. Flavor of grass, grain, corn, and some vomit-like aftertaste.
Strykzone (6717) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very very light clear gold. Feels nice and fizzy. Some honey, malts and hop. Quite sweet. Quite forgettable, too.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a somewhat clear golden body with a soft head. Aroma is moderately malted with grassy notes and taste is a little grainy. Vanilla, decidious fruit- very clean and crisp finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07: Pours a transparent lifeless pale golden with a thin wisp of white bubbles. Aroma of pale grainy malt with a touch of noble hops. Body starts light and semi-sweet with some grain and maize flavor before a thinner bittersweet finish. A pretty boring and bland brew, but not offensive.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Name: Mallard’s Ale
Source: Brewpub, Madison
clear pale yellow, scant white head,
light sweet malt aroma with a hint of fruit and a touch of corn,
sweet malt flavor, nice grain character, touch of corn, very low hops or bitterness but keeps the sweet in check
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 7/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub (downtown location). Poured a clear golden color. Head was thin, white, and left only minimal lace behind. Watered down aroma with slight whiffs of caramel and cereal grain. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Plenty of pleasant malty caramel and fresh cereal grain flavor. There was also a milky aftertaste I’ve never experienced before with a beer.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brewpub (downtown): Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, pale malts, yeast, grassy hops. Flavor, grassy herbal hops, some pale malts, and yeast. Nothing special.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has gone to the lite side in 2007. Palest yellow - resembles an American lite. Nice enough head and a bit of corny aroma. Tastes better than it looks with a bit of malted barley coming and going. A good beer for >80 in the shade, but a bit thin for a cream ale.