SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Toronado SD: Poured a glowing vibrant yellow with absolutely no formation of foam on top. Aroma is mild with a scent of high quality grained malt. The flavor is completely different with a heaping serving of hay, barley, wheat, and spicy hops that come right through. Also, notes of tart fruit that has some harsh bitter flavors as well.
jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Golden with big, foamy white head, and sturdy legs / Dry, lightly sour nose of grain, straw / Medium body, somewhat fat, dry, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Elegant, mellow flavors of grain, cardboard (in a good way), soap, passion fruit, coconut, and cream / A stunner, and as good as session beer as you’ll find.
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ NK Saluhall. Cloudy golden colour with a white head. Aroma of malt, herbs, some fruit. Flavour is malty, hops, fruits.
Hermod (5943) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle, bbe 06/13. Golden clear, thin white head. Aroma has malt, sweetness, fruitiness. Flavor is light harsh with malt, caramel sweetness and hops. Finish is light bitter. Light to medium bodied. Forgettable, not very good. No golden ale feelings over this one, more like a massproduced lager.
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, spicy hops and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw and light spicy hops with a smooth finish.
madmitch76 (21233) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th August 2012
GBBF. Light haze on this pale gold beer. Few bubbles for a head. Smooth palate, light and dry. A little sherbet lemon and a little nettley pine. Not bad but a tad dry.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Golden-straw beer with a white head. Light grain aroma. Spice and light grain flavor. Medium bodied. Spice and light grain lingers.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with a white head. Fruity ester aroma with a strong biscuit character, some floral hops, and a lot of yeast. A nice bit of earth, bread, and a hint of grass. There’s a slight lemon peel note to the flavor which provides a bit of bitterness. Some sweet pale malt and biscuit notes, a bit of yeast, and lots of floral hops. A light earth and grass character, too.
k0mpsa (2349) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Malty, little fruity aroma. Almost clear golden color, some white head. Low CO2. Malty taste, some hops. Light body.
callmemickey (4191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Hazy pale yellow body, small fizzy white head, moderate lacing. Nose is cracked pepper, grassy hops, and some lemon zest. A bit zippy like a fresh pilsener. Flavor follows suit with lemon and cracked pepper taking center stage. Light bodied. Crisp finish. A pleasant, but simple beer.