alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ruddy gold. Aroma of bread and grain very grassy aroma, bready too. A bit lacking in great flavor
bergstaden (2382) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head - Malty aroma - Malt body with some hops in the back - The malt goes into the finish with hints of hops in the back - This was nice
GRM (3734) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 15 2016; eye: golden with a light coppery hue, clear, no effervescence, ring of white head, light lacing; nose: malt, light fruity, slight spices; mouth: malt, light spices, slight fruity, finale in malt with presence of spices, medium body, good carbonation, lightly sweet, lightly grainy texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 15 avril 2016; œil : dorée avec une légère teinte cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, anneau de mousse blanc, légère dentelle; nez : malt, léger fruité, très léger épices; bouche : malt, léger épices, très léger fruité, finale en malt avec présence d’épices, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : correct
Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 2015 edition of the chriso Pre-GBBF tasting - London. Cheers! Pours clear yellow-gold with a white cream cap. Simple bready pale malts in the nose, dough. Medium sweet flavour with more doughy, pale bread, vague citrus fruits, light hay, pale grains. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Simple sweet and bready finish. Fine.
X (172) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The top broke off the darn bottle while opening leaving part of the glass inside the cap. Weird. A cloudy orange and yellow color with a small white head. Aroma of sweetened creamed corn. Taste was similar to the aroma with sweet cut corn, some very mild noble hops way in the background.. Palate was medium. finished long with lingering sweetness. Overall; OK. Paired well with a creamy chicken soup.
GarrettB (1456) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hard to love a blonde (beer) but I keep trying new versions, expecting a powerful, new blonde-based experience around the next corner. And that’s what brings me to Iron Fist’s Blonde, which I’m pretty sure I originally picked up on a whim at my local no-name grocery store. The blonde, yellow brew props up a frothy white foam, which in spite of a thick head, puts out a steady plume of tangy muscat smell, fresh and herbal. I also get fresh summertime snack smells like celery and apple, garnished with parsley. Herbal, fruity and vegetal, all at once. It must be healthy! The flavor follows-up, with a dry and herbal foretaste, and adding in lots of parsley and parsnip, oddly enough. The carbonation is healthy and hale, though, with hops kind of outlining the whole experience, and generating a long, enjoyable aftertaste. I’m not sure I liked it, but I appreciated it. This is vastly different from the normal blonde offerings, light and airy and sort of flavorless. It’s the taste of a summer garden, made drinkable.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Iron Fist ][ $1.75 ][ Tasting Flute ][ 8.29.15 ]
>> Clear blonde pour, wispy foam. Taste is big cinnamon, tannic, celery, extract flavors. Nose is celery, old bread. Eh..
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramell grassy spicy aroma. Hoppy floral grassy bready flavour.
Scopey (12503) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Pre-GBBF Shindig 2015. It pours clear golden - amber with a small white head. The nose is soft, grainy, bitter -sweet, dough, cereal and light wood. The taste is soft, toasted grain, grassy, icing sugar, dough, wood and a touch of spice with a dry, grassy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit more alcoholic than I would expect for this sort of thing. A touch wishy-washy, but not all bad.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s Shindig 2015. Clear golden beer with a small off white head. Malty caramel aroma, spicy, grassy, hay, floral notes. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, hay, bready, biscuits, some lemongrass.