drjay44 (3436) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin, poorly retained, white head, over a fizzy, yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is hints of cereal from the malts, hints of pine from the hops, minimal esters....taste is light Pils malts, hints of pine with a minimally bitter finish from the hops.....mouth feel light, watery, carbonation makes a soda quality. This is not an American Pale Ale. The hops are very minimally present. It is almost light enough to be a Pale Lager. BJCP 4/2/7/3/4
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thin head; dissipates quickly. Really light aroma: Green apple-ish fruit, subtle herbal/vegetable aroma. Flavor is also really light, with a similar fruit flavor, plus some malt sweetness. A little bread at a warmer temperature.
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Ratman. Pours crystal clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short with nearly no retention and spare lacing. Aroma is biscuit and cracker malt with subdued fruity esters and nearly no hops. Flavor is bland malt and old fruit with light hops and bitterness. Light body and medium carbonation. What a mess.
riiv (3) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was in the top spot as my favorite american beer and was the best a pale ale could get. Strange how so much can change when the original company that made it disappears. Still, wish it were easier to find in the midwestern states.
reebtogi (5742) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle poured a pale amber gold color with a small white head that left very little lacing on the glass. Aroma was cereal grains and citrusy notes. Taste was a light malty sweetness with a decent hoppy bitter finish. Certainly didnít taste like Cascade hops, as I have had many Cascade hopped beers since and all were much better than this one. Just tasted like another macro swill pale lager to me.
txspartan (1030) - Berchem, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Watery and flat as far as texture goes. Hardly any flavour. Nothing much to it.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 from a 6-pack purchased on 08/21/1996 from a Liqour Depot store in Calgary, AB. Tasting scribble notes are as follows: "This has a light bitter taste that isnít harsh. Gold colour, tastes like cereal and pine cones. Smells like a typical ale." I purchased a 6-pack of this after a Calgary Stampeders CFL football game in which our team won 23-21!
Katamar13 (4) - Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw color, very "skunky" aroma, thin mouthfeel, little to no taste, easy to drink but pretty boring.
johnroblawson (40) - Ames, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On first impressions, like a glorified Molsons Golden. Pours with medium head that quickly disappeared. Standard US pale aroma, taste a little more creamy (within the realms of a light lager) and not as crazily fizzy as e.g. PBR. Very little bitterness in the finish. Overall decent but not Full Sailís finest by a long way.
BlueBoarFan (1) - - MAR 12, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This rating is a historical assessment of what the Blue Boar Ale was. It is still a fresh, crisp, lightly maltly and hoppy ale but overall its fame suffers from the original brewery (Weinhardts, Portland, OR) no longer making it. It tastes like a real good, large brewery, retail beer should taste. Because it comes from my end of the world (N.W. USA) I have a fondness for it. Nothing goes down better than a ice cold HW Blue Boar Ale on a hot summer day. Who gives a hoot what color the bottle is... keep it cold and drink it empty!