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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A drinker. This Golden Ale is a quality travel companion that aims to please with subtlety and aroma pop.

Available all year long. 4.2% ABV.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3359) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2012
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!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BomberPilot (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
Clear, gold pour with bright, white head. Nice scent of pine and moderate taste of hops makes it an easy, pleasant drink. (Can)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2011
(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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoePeesie (859) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2011
A nice easy drinking Blond Ale. A great summer session beer, not overbearing flavors but nicely balanced and tasty.


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