NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer brings to mind one of my favorite quotes from Kurosawa’s epic movie Yojimbo:
"I’m not dying yet. I’ve got many men to kill first." -Sanjuro the Samurai
Seriously though, this is a great summer beer. Comparing it to hopped-up, unfiltered "budweiser-style" beer would be unfair, but it fits well enough. I don’t mean it in a bad way, it’s actually quite good. Cloudy and flavorful enough to appease the average beer geek, but smooth enough to be enjoyed by the average Bud drinker. A great way to bridge the gap between Joe Sixpack and Mike Microbew. Hopefully they’ll make this a year-round brew.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. very light body with some mild hops. very lacking in flavor. underwhelming.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated on 12-09-2009 (Bottle) This beer pours a small white fizzy head with short retention, transparent/slightly hazy pale yellow body, fizzy carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is rice, crisp and fruity. The Taste mimics the Aroma and it has a dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, I did not enjoy the flavor of this beer as the rice just does not jive with the rest of the beer and thus this is a beer I will not seek out or recommend.
HuskerTan (450) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 28, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Rice, cereal, grass.
A- Pale orange color, hazy liquid, minimal head.
T- Quite bitter, strong rice and grain tones.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp grainy finish.
O- Strong tastes of rice and grain. Not as refreshing as I was hoping for.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of my least favorite Great Divide beers. I wanted to like it. I’m always excited to see great brewers experiment, especially when they go lighter. This beer, unfortunately, has an awkward palate, grainy with an overly mild character.
Beergeek23322 (2132) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 2010. From bottle. Cloudy golden yellow with a white head. Fruit, malt and grassy aromas. Interesting ale, but not my kind.
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy light golden pour. Good carbonation. Medium bodied with some citrus and floral hops. A decent but not really good beer.
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Delirium Cafe. Nice head with goog duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, grasss, fruits and hops.
txolo (154) - SPAIN - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
La cerveza lleva arroz, lo cuál si uno bebe cerveza industrial ya consume, pero aquí se dice, "rice ale", y está bien, es agradable, tiene un toque a naranja y es ligera de beber, curiosa, interesante, fácil
UncleKorm (731) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Something must have changed. Older posts each describe this as "hazy" yet what I’ve poured is crystal clear…wait poured last ounce once the head settled & there is the haze. Bottle poured light hazy yellow hue with a slowly diminishing bright white head and good lacing. Light aroma of grain and mellon. Initial flavor very light sweet with a long bitter finish. Great beer to pair with food.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very clear pale yellow with a small white head. Nose is melons, cherry, peach and corn syrup with a slight woody ginger note. The taste is ultra sweet, not enough bitter to balance it out. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light and the finish is long.