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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This seasonal ale is medium bodied and modestly hopped to give it a crisp and refreshing palate with floral hop nose and flavors.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2003
(DC location) Clear light golden body with off-white head. Light aroma that's medium sweet, fruity (peach). Taste is medium sweet, grainy, finishing mildly herbal. Light and crisp body. Not a lot to it, but pleasant enough summer beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2004
On tap at John Harvards in DC. Poured a light yellow with a small head. Light floral aroma and tastes. Lightly sweet. Thinner body. Not much to this one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
On draft at Wayne, PA location. Light gold color, with aroma of malt, slight hops, citrus. Tastes light on the palate, with some hops, slight fruit at the finish. Mediocre at best.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2005
Tap@John Harvards, Boston, Ma. Sweet and buttery, very light, with some grassy hop notes. Too thin. If only i came in winter to try their winter seasonals.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Poured a golden color with a small white head. I could almost detect a slight hop aroma. It had a watery mouthfeel with a slight hop taste.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Sampled on draft at the Monroeville PA location this beer poured a light golden color with a small white head. The aroma was lightly tangy and a bit grassy. The flavor was light tangy malts with a faint floral hop presence. The body is rather light even for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Rating of 2008 batch at Lake Grove location - clear golden pour - grassy and herbal aroma, with some lemony notes - cool, melon rind-like flavor up front, followed by moderate bready malt, and a crisp, semi-herbal hop finish - fairly refreshing - not bad really, but a coppery, metallic character develops after a while that makes it a lot less enjoyable (a lot of their beers have developed this lately - ???).

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Tap at Lake Grove, NY. Clear gold color. Lightly acidic with some citrus, caramel, and a bitter semi-dry finish. Aroma was plain and dull.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - John Harvardís Pittsburgh - Monroeville, PA] Poured a light golden color with a thin white head. Strong malt aroma with a very slight touch of hops and a citrus hint. Very smooth and sweet malt taste with that same light touch of hops and a nice sweet, fruity flavor. Very light and refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Draft in Manchester, CT. Slight sour lemon notes in the nose with grasses as well. Pretty mild aroma. Transparent golden color with a frothy light yellowish head. Start is slightly sweet with lots of grain and cereal tastiness in the middle. Finishes mildly bitter with citrus lemon notes. OK.


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