dlovell2 (1073) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with white head. Aroma is biscuit malt and herbal hop. Flavor is sweet malt with some biscuit malt flavors and herbal hop finish.
AdamJackson (3331) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow. Almost no head. Apple and low hopped lager aroma taste is tough. Corn, rice, honey, some hard candies
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle picked up at the brewpub in Norwich, VT. Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow colored body with a thin, fizzy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma is light and crisp citrus notes with some florals, grass, and grainy pale malts. A touch of bread and a few fruity yeast esters. Flavor is thinner, grainy pale malts with a light grassy citrus hopping. A few floral notes towards the end as this finishes clean, dry, and somewhat crisp with a very light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a fairly simple, light, and crisp mild ale. Not a whole lot going on, but a light grassy citrus and thinner grainy malt backing keeps this decent enough. Eh...
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery. Light brownish color with a white head. Light hops.m light nuttiness. Drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a few bubbles and cloudy orange color. Aroma is soft orange, medium malt. Taste is soft orange/floral hops, medium malt. Soft/minimal carbonation. Easy.
alexanderj (3382) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle; mild in every way, but quite pleasant. Bready and a touch of sweetness. I don’t know what else to write.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (handpump) at NERAX North, Haverhill MA, 7 November 2009 @ 4.7%. Very murky orange colour. No condition. Fruity but estery aroma - slightly gluey. Better flavour. Cleaner fruit. Light, sweetish mouthfeel. Not great condition. Marked for re-rate when the opportunity arises. Didn’t realise this was supposed to be a mild, but the festival programme described it as an English Pale Ale (which seems nearer the mark) so perhaps the recipe has been changed.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally... I’ve missed this one for two years now, but finally I get a chance to rate it. Tap at the Inn. Pale amber beer with a thin white head. Lovely aroma with pale UK malts, sweet berryish esters and a touch of Fuggles-like woody/spicy hops. Very soft bitterness on the back that just plays off of the fruity yeast and crisp clean malts. Tasty balanced brew.
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 08 vt brewers fest. Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Aroma of light malts, caramel and a touch of hops. Flavor is similar to aroma with a smooth and round finish
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity pale maltiness builds a most comfortable body within which delicate fruity hops dally, creating tangerine honey allusions. This poundable Blonde Ale offers the purest delight that is well-extracted base maltiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil of foam covers the hazy bronzed golden.
-The aroma is not its best feature, sadly.
-A second pint of this one is hard to avoid.
-As for most of their beers that day, the head dies a tad too quickly.
-Supporting hop bitterness is light and cannot quite achieve balance. This is a malt lover’s quencher.
On tap at the brewpub.