Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light colour with lace and a bit of head. Fresh crisp and dry. Light mouthfeel. Hoppy golden and tasty malt profile. Popular, as I think this is what’s offered as a macro brew repalcement.. Lager like but with hops. A
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours hazy golden yellow with off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma of sweet malts and hops. Typical malt & hop flavor. Nothing too impressive.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on draught in Wausau, Wisconsin. Dark yellow pour with a thin head that dissipated rapidly, a very nice blend of sweet, malty and bitter. This one doesn’t look like much but it’s very good.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft (sample), Wausua WI location, July 03. Bland American golden ale with a slight uriney quality -- very pale, almost greenish. Why bother with this kind of stuff at even a mediocre brewpub, let alone a decent one like this (good whitefish!).
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
MIBG Fest: A little sweet and vegetable-like in the aroma. Malt sweet, but not nicely done - I agree with the Blond ale designation rather than APA, as it has lager-like characteristics.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It’s eerie how similar this is to the green labeled Labbatt Ale - had a few of those around a campfire not too long back and this beer deja vued that one to the forefront of my palate. More flavour (it doesn’t take much) and less body in this one, perhaps.
ElGaucho (2280) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fruity, peachy aroma. Thin, large bubble head. Not as much bitterness as I’d hoped and falls thinly on the palate. Easily my least favorite of the four H&H brews I sampled.