jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a small head that dissipates quickly. Smells and tastes spicey with malty undertones.
drpimento (2220) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jasonp, thanks Jason!) Moderately flavorful golden ale with a mildly sweet breadiness being the dominant flavor. There’s a hint of tea in the flavor, and hops is pretty minimal. The nose smells like weak tea, plus some mild breadiness. Light to medium bodied, gentle and unchallenging on the palate, easy to drink. Dark golden in color. There are fine, light colored particles suspended in the beer, but you don’t notice them unless you hold the beer up to light and look intently. Off-white head is of average size and fades quickly to a wide rim. No lace whatsoever. Pretty average all around.
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
golden in color with white head which had a slight retention at first but then faded away. light-bodied ale, smooth malts and floral hops. watery yet gasey. Good summertime ale.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is pretty good. Nice clarity, nice head. Malty flavor with a mild finish.
french578 (4) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2005 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This one was nothing to shout about. Nothing spectacular about the color or appearance. I would only recommend this beer on a hot summer’s day.
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 Clear gold color with a rapidly collapsing white head, this has some nice, juicy fruit in the aroma along with some floral hopping. Light caramel tastes and some light, peppery spices are present in this light-bodied drink. I like the bitter hop finish... odd for the style, but refreshing just the same.
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JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biscuit, grainy aroma, and low and behold a golden appearance. Average bubbles, this beer does have some "zing". Malt sweetness is present also, all and all its a beer I can drink.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Bright golden yellow with a quickly fading, frothy, white head. Head fades to a small ring and a light coating on top of the beer. Light bodied. Aroma is somewhat hoppy with notes of lemon, grass, yeast, grains, and lightly sour malt. Taste is initially spicy & hop dominated with hints of grass, lemon, citrus, light pepper. Then towards the middle there are notes of a sweet syrupy-grain like malt. Finishes with a mild hops bitterness and grainy sweetness. Carbonation is exactly like drinking seltzer water.