alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from growler on RBSG bus to MBGSF shared by ?? Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was dry grainy, pale malt, herbal, with some citrus fruits. The flavor was dry, grassy, grainy malt with a splash of honey, light citrus and lightly floral. Light-medium bodied and a decent way to kick off the bus trip.
CanIHave4Beers (2768) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a good head and some lace. The aroma is grapefruit and citrus with a mild floral sweetness. The flavor is very nice and malty both in the good grainy and fruity characters respectively along with some citrus hop balance. Tasty stuff.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the bus, RBSG. Strong simcoe hoppy aroma. Minerally. Very unique, like apricots in the nose. Medium pale gold. Strong sour edge with a bit of biscuity malt and honey. Pretty bitter but not overwhelmingly so. Interesting fruit flavors, citrus and otherwise. Pretty cool and flavorful for a light beer.
deyholla (5397) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from the growler on the way to MiSBF, thanks to the kind sole who brought this. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was quite grassy with some hay and a hint of underlying pine. Flavor was quite similar with the main note being grass and hay and pine backing that up.
ketchepillar (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler on RBSG bus. Very similar to a summer ale thing I made last year (í09). Fresh grain, hay aroma. I believe the one I made was dry hopped w/ centennial, this may be as well.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler at RBSG. Pours a clear golden color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Hoppy aroma with peppery and spicy notes and well as some fruity hop notes. The taste is fruity and nutty with leafy and citrus hop notes. Medium bodied.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler, courtesy of an unknow generous person on the RBSG Friday Bus Trip. Pours golden yellow, with a slight orange cast/hue. Thin to medium white head, spotty lacing. Nose is spicy and malty, slightly nutty, rather Kolsch-like. Flavours are clean, bright, spicy and slightly smoky. Pretty tasty stuff.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very piny, slightly biscuity, crisp, and very mild sweetness.
Taste is bitter pine, a slightly sweet biscuit flavor with moderate crispness, and a little sourness.
Finish is crisp and bitter pine.
Very solid, especially at 4.2 percent.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint can, courtesy of pantanap, I believe. Thanks! Pours a bright, honey-golden color with a light orange tinge; creamy, very fine-bubbled, white head with excellent retention and lacing. Very crisp, refreshing, lively aroma suggesting orange blossoms, zesty lemon rind, and mineral / herbal notes; nice and bright, soft nose; hugely enticing; even a light grassiness from the dry-hopping. Medium-light body; medium carbonation (reasonably soft presence); creamy, but very lively presence in the mouth; modest acidity; perfectly drinkable presence; following the aroma, seemingly orange blossoms, light citrus character, and some quiet honeyed notes; hugely drinkable, this is about as good as the Aud Blonde from Russian River; Iíd love to try them side-by-side. Soft finish: light toastiness, mild honey-like maltiness, nicely dry and toasty. Yum.
drdisque (457) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first sip of this I thought they gave me the wrong beer. It tasted like a watered down IPA and not a good one. However, the more my taste buds acclimated to the unexpected hoppiness, I could detect the yeasty notes that are characteristic of a Blond. However itís very restrained. A decent brew if youíre looking for a very light IPA-like beer.