TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
out of my mix pack, I was told good things about this one. Color was a whitish hazy yellow. Aroma is very complex for a golden rice beer. I was getting light lemon, grain, roasted chestnut and even some vanilla. Taste gives that mild citrus along with some slightly sweet grain. Remarkably good for a beer that uses adjuncts.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-yellow with thin white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, grain, slight lemony rice, touch of spice, touch of sweet vanilla. Taste is sweet lemon, biscuit, toffee, slight hints of lemon, hints of rice and grainy notes, finishing fairly sweet.
Chipalsa (1270) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouring a pale yellow and very bubbly body, this beer looked rather bland. First scents reveal a soft yeast aroma with grassy notes as well. The taste was fruity, mainly some light lemon and grainy flavors. Finished nice and clean with a hint of hops. Nothing extreme like most of their stuff, but very nice to drink a few of these.
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing special. Not a ton of flavor, but hey, it’s not bad or anything. Just a drinkable definition of average beer.
VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very clear light straw yellow in color with a small white head that settled to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is grainy and somewhat nutty along with some bready yeast. Flavor is much more nutty, light carbonation and just a hint of hops. Interesting... much better than some of the megabrews that also use rice in the grist... but still not that great if a beer... just "average",,,
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Smells some citrus...some yeast. A clean taste...smooth and thin on the palate. Not a bad beer. Wouldn’t mind trying it again...but probably won’t go out of my way to get it.
rae912 (35) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was intrigued by the idea of a rice ale, which I had not had before. From a bottle. Not a lot of aroma. Easy to drink ale, but not a lot in the flavour profile.
svandyke (66) - USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
99 cent bottle- Lots of carbonation, but the head settles quickly. Musty straw smell matches the color. Not much taste other than hops; and not in a good way. Very crisp, but not great.
coolpop (1304) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a large white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is some faint malt, some lemon, and some mild hoppy grassiness. Flavor is crisp with some mild hops and malts. Finishes dry. Not a whole lot here. Lawnmower beer. But only if you have a Toro, I suppose.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was intrigued by the idea of this one but it just did not end up working for me. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a slightly hazy yellow-golden color with a large soapy white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dryish, a touch nutty and had a cooked rice element followed by faint fruity hops. The flavor was dryish yet tangy with moderate cooked rice, sake and bread notes. Medium finish and body. Disappointing.