partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. I got a six pack of this while visiting Plano Texas. I hadn’t had any beer from our beautiful island state but i will probably be giving the other beers this brewery has to offer. the Big Wave is fruity in aroma and has a pleasant aftertaste. I say give it a shot if you like this style of brew. This is a very refreshing little beverage.
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold, good looking. Sweet malt, flowers, some dusty hops in the tail. Too perfumed for my liking, but some flavour is better than no flavour in my book!
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tropical fruit, citrus, and cat pee hops aroma. Clear gold with a moderate white head. Biscuity malt, musty citrus hops, tropical fruit flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation. Not shabby.
mikevid (11) - - MAR 18, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
It tastes light, but with more prominent hops. Citrusy. Refeshing for warmer weather.
Smokedhops (1) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, floral, earthy, banana, golden, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, lively,
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a short, just-off-white head.
Scent is light fruit, herbal hops.
Taste is pleasant citrus, malt, a bit of grain.
Easy drinking and likeable...crisp.
andyhwcinc (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home prior to leaving for another extended work trip. Appearance is a pale clear yellow with not much head. Aroma mostly of malt, more bready than caramel, smells OK. Taste is average, and tastes like every other golden ale out there. It’s beer, and beer is good, but it’s just an OK beer.
samsmith33 (402) - - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: wheat rice grains lemon. Clear Gold color, no head. Ta:Wheat rice grains. Good carbonation. Very refreshing beer. Not great, but goes down nicely and is not without flavor .
EMunk (99) - USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The big wave was not a bad golden ale, but I have had better. Enjoyed this with a pile of BBQ from Rudy's in Phoenix. It is a fun bottle and name, but don't always judge a beer by its label.
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esp0r (2128) - NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Ølhandleriet, Mathallen, enjoyed at home
Golden, thin white head that falls down to nothing almost instantly. Smells of peach and mango, some malts. Taste is moderate to medium sweet, much the same as the aroma, peach power! For me it feels more like a beer with peach syrup than a beer with hop aromas of peach. The sweetness kills of the the bitterness i’m afraid.