crossovert (7200) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light golden ale. It is easy to drink, somewhat flavorful, it definitely has that over some of itís counterparts.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can from johnbjaeger on BA - thanks! Definitely the least of the beers Iíve had from Half Acre, but itís also clearly intended to be a light and unassuming session brew. Clean straw golden with prickly carbonation, light pear and yeast in the nose. Body is slightly slick, loses character a bit too quickly. And the dry-hopping is only moderately present, leading to a more anonymous beer than Iíd hoped for. Still, decent quaffer.
bhiner41 (180) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a big beers drinkers light beer, great for Sunday football or a long day of tailgating. No hop flavor and light on the alcohol, very refreshing. It has characteristics of a belgian blonde ale mixed with an american pilsner. Some hints of citrus but no hop finish.
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a clear pale gold with an average size white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel malt, floral hops and lemon. Average bodied. Not bad.
wedgie9 (1860) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 1/11/11 from a 16oz can purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours clear golden with a thick and frothy white head that leaves thick and frothy lace. The nose is dominated by the hops which go from apricot to resin, to citrus bitterness, along with just a bit of bread malt. The flavor is once again driven by the hops with a good amount of citrus, bitterness, resin, and fruitiness, with the light bread malt still acting as a backbone. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long bitter hops finish.
sherm1016 (1130) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can from Binnys. Pours a crystal clear straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, but not much else. Medium on the palate with medium carbonation. Very mild flavor with traces of malt and hops. At 4.2%, I could drink a few of these.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Hilton Chicago bar, several times. Pours golden with a dissipating white head. Fruity aroma. Light bodied without the watery mouthfeel. Nice pale pilsneresque malt backbone countered with a very nice lemon and pine bitterness. Semi dry finish, with a hint of tannins and grass. Excellent session beer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sopo in Chicago. Pours a cloudy, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, mostly white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is wheat, some earth, citrus, lemon-grass, and florals. Flavor is similar. Biscuity wheat with a light and grainy sweetness, citrusy lemon-grass, earth, and florals. Finishes with a light, earthy and grassy bitterness that is crisp and dry before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light body and light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a crisp, easy drinking golden ale. Some nice hop flavors are clearly present making this a go to at a bar like this.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3477-20101113] 1pt can. Fresh straw yeast aroma has a fragrant floral sweetness. Clear, yellow orange body with a quick creamy white head. Light bitter grassy flower petals flavour has a light floral perfume aftertaste. Medium body. Pretty good, drinkable.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, jerc, tupalev)
TheEpeeist (3317) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Crystal clear dark gold with a brief white head. Nose is lemon pith and pudding, orange and toffee. Crisp medium light with a buzz. Taste is bright citrus, candi, vanilla and grass. Great flavor for a low ABV.