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Deep gold in color with floral and spicy hop aromas. Brewed with pale, carmel, and Munich malts balanced with Cascade, Centennial and Hersbrucker hops. Well rounded, fruity and complex. Pairs well with salads, mild cheeses and pulled pork BBQ.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2005
Golden hue with initial good fizzy head and good lace. Aroma has notes of grassy and noble hops, toasted and bready malting, lemon and a hint of grapefruit. The taste starts with a nice mild bitter note and some citric overtones, almost english in style. The aftertaste is a bit bready and chalky, with some nice lingering bitterness. The feel is lively and fizzy, but seemed to have a bit more body than most golden ales. Overall, a quaffable and pleasant way to start the day. Thanks Rich for the brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2005
This is from the beer of the month club and it is pretty nice. Pours a shiny gold color with a descent head. The pour is like Hay which is my last name get it? The aroma has some hops in it mixed with malts and citrus. A descent aroma but not a great one. The taste is like a baby IPA with some citrus hops and a pretty nice maltiness. On the whole this beer is not bad at all. I was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2005
clear, golden appearance, truth in advertising, there, with an able cap of bone-white foam. Aroma, spare, empty, faint traces of floral hops, utterly insubstantial. Taste: about the same as above. A trickle of taste enters the palate, a slight, buttery sweetness, and it vanishes quickly into the ether. Crisp hoppiness rides through as well...and exists just as fast. Not bad tasting, not in the least, just far too light for me...though I can bet they weren’t thinking of me when they put it together. Very clean, and a cinch to toss back without a quarrel, perfect substitute for the light beer drinker, but not recommended to those who seek flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2005
12 oz bottle: Small, thin,white head on a clear golden body. Perfumey hop w/ some grainy malt aromas; hints of spicyness w/ some muted citrusy hop. clean otherwise. Well balanced, grainy malt flavor, citrusy hop aftertaste. No bitterness whatsoever. Finish is sweet and has a clean, lightly fruity juicy fruit gum flaovr. Very smooth m/f, light body but not watery; medium carb. Very fresh, enjoyable, flavorful golden ale! Much more drinkable than your average macro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Pours dark straw, with aroma of caramel malt, hops, and some honey. Tastes malty, with a solid citrus and hop finish, and smoothness all the way down. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Dark gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, floral and sweet with a touch of grapefruit. A medium bodied blond/golden ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and floral but not very bitter. Has some flavor but is true to its gold/blonde ale roots. Nice session beer for a warm summer day. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Tap: Well they promised gold, and they delivered. It poured a beautiful gold color with a nice white head. Taste is kind of complex but very good. Not too hoppy or too malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2007 I like it, it tasted goodd. I need more. ALthough it could be because my girlfriend is eating York peppermint pattis right nxt to me. Tastes and smells like mint. Peppermint to be exact. It requires further study. Stay tuned for further updates. Actually, this beer is great, quite differnt from other golden ales I have tried that just taste like boiled corn. This has subtle nuances and wonderful aromas, sweet yet mild. Very nice. My favorite beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Pours gold with a small head that dissipates quickly. Smells and tastes spicey with malty undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2151) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Poured with a nice foamy off-white head medium density. That quickly subsided and leaves some nice lace on the insides of the glass. The aroma was minimal at first. I thought it would be a totally different beer than what it ended up being as I smelled it with the full head. After that went down, I picked up some american hop aroma; not a lot, but distinct. Then I tasted it, and oh! I liked it!! Very drinkable. The balance between malt and hop is very good. The hop flavor is fresh and bright. Not complex. Nice carbonation. Some swallows I think watery and others good mouth feel.Very clear beer. Medium gold color. Clean finish. I would like to try this on draft. Got it in a beer of the month club. Wish we could get it here in Wisconsin at a pub.

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