Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Body is light yellow.
lightly malty (grain),
lightly hoppy (herbs).
moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
American standard with a lil more hops than rice. Color of a cheap gold wristwatch with a mirroring taste. Did I also mention it stinks like swamp gas?
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This definitely has a very stale grainy taste to it. It’s also pretty bland and uninteresting. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2002
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This was wretched beer. I must have been getting to the bottom of the kettle or something. After a decent experience with Hops Clearwater Light, I was expecting their
’Bold Gold’ to be either bold or gold or something. Lousy, stale grainy aroma. Tasted like a bad vodka drink without the kick. Not particularly hoppy, no good yeast, grain or malt flavor. Any of their other beers is a better choice.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not all bad but certainly not great. Somewhat basic & almost boring. Good with foods.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2002
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Uh, your basic American brew here, definitely nothing special. I think the novelty of this stuff in the restaurant is the only reason they ever bottle it...
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not very impressive for a micro brewed beer. Why waste brewing tank space with this stuff when you could just sell Budweiser.
Dogbrick (7105) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Standard Lager stuff here. Unimpressive. Wy do they bother to import Saaz hops if they are going to use so little of them, are they that expensive?
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is barely better than the Hops light beer, very typical American Macrobrew taste. I just don’t understand why a supposed Microbrewery would make such a typical tasting beer. It is a shame.
boto (1789) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2001
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
All you taste is hops. It has about zero character.