mansquito (3359) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Galway Arms, Chicago tap ($5.50): Pours an orange/yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, with some bread and grass. Taste is somewhat bitter. The citrus again makes a healthy appearance. The amlt backbone is correctly proportioned. Overall, this is a very well-balanced beer, and is something that I could probably drink all day.
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear golden. A white head. A big bitter tart nose is a surprise. The flavor is lighter and those hops are noted. Corn and bitterness. Decent.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #493. Tasted 1/12/12. 16oz Can. Pours bright golden with a hazy body. Spiraling white head. Aromas of cereal grains and bright citrus fruit. Mildly grassy. Medium bodied and rather fresh. There’s a bright citrus blast, but it is short lived and a lingering chalky malt flavor is all that’s left. Definitely easy drinking with a decent palate. Subtle green, grassy bitterness in the finish, but still faint on the hop bill. Solid astringency that adds to the zesty citrus flavors. Nicely done!
BomberPilot (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, gold pour with bright, white head. Nice scent of pine and moderate taste of hops makes it an easy, pleasant drink. (Can)
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy lemonade yellow with a nice frothy white head. Lots of hop character on the nose with several herbal, grassy, and citrus notes. Taste is hoppy with light malt and a nice bitter, dry finish. Tasty beer.
Tmoney99 (10590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured clear golden color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium earthy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
kaser (2647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my style of beer. Golden clear pour little head. Honey smell. Easy drinking and pleasant but doesn’t do it for me- no knock on the beer itself
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from Unclejedi. Thanks Jim!
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big but short-lived white head that recedes to a decent collar and leaves spotty lacing.
For a blonde ale, this one is pretty hoppy in the nose with some herbal grassy notes and a little lemon zest. There is some toasted grains and light crisp biscuity malts.
The taste is very crisp with lightly toasted bread, but there is a much more prominent citrus presence with lemons and orange peel. Finish is clean with a dry, hoppy kick.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and really, really drinkable.
Clean, crisp and highly hopped for a blonde, this is one of the better versions of the style I’ve had.
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(16oz can thanks to blutt59) gold pour with mild effervescence and a ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of paper, gold raisin, cracker. Taste is crisp, lager-like, cracker, well carbonated. Linger of bread.
JoePeesie (859) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice easy drinking Blond Ale. A great summer session beer, not overbearing flavors but nicely balanced and tasty.