felsenpils (109) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
6 pack of 16 oz cans for $9.49. Somewhat hazy golden ale. Thick mouthfeel indicates the use of a high percentage of caramel malts. Hops are restrained. "Blond ale brewed with spices"? Not really getting any spice notes here. Drinkable enough, but not something to seek out. Not sure why they put their "crossover" beer (to introduce the macro beer drinker to micro beer) in a can first. If they have caught the Surly bug, then why not package the Shining Dawn first? Pretty good beer at a decent price, but I am not sure how much of it they will sell after the initial introductory boom is over.
akoeninger (415) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with white head that doesn't last long. Fruity and light biscuit aromas and taste. Light bodied. Slight spice. Refreshing and quite enjoyable.
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wlajwl (3816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is spices, pale malts and hints of tea and heat. The flavor is spices, bread, tea, pale malts and a smooth finish with very little/almost no bitterness throughout.
commonshawn (354) - - MAY 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at boneyard. Gold. Nice clean smell . Subtle flavor overall, finish could be better. Pretty average.
commonmac (300) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pour into a pint glass at Boneyard. Color is a light golden. Little to no lacing or head. Taste leans heavy on the malt with little regard for hops. Easier to drink than expected. Not a lot of complexity here. Worth a brief hookup but probably not a farmers daughter worth pursuing.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Pours a deep yellow color with a faint haze to it. Big pillow of foamy white head and lots of CO2 bubbles. Aroma is mostly of cereal grains, with the spice notes being more fleeting. Crisp and smooth flavor profile includes some grass, wheat, mild honey and hints of yeast. A decent brew.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Skyview, thanks Bob! Hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of toasted malts, grains, light honey, coriander and by power of suggestion I believe I smell grains of paradise. Taste is mild and sudsy with grains, honey and some malt and coriander underneath.
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can - Pours light amber with a thin foamy white head. Light, fruity nose, with the coriander peeking through. Lightly grainy and fairly dry. Not a whole lot on the nose. Taste is pretty mellow. Lightly fruity malt and more coriander. A touch of yeast and some herbal hopping on the finish. Pretty watery, though a step up from BMC. Would be a decent lawnmower or session beer. Big fluffy body, though very thin.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can-offwhite-gold. A-musty med fruit, lt malt. T-spice-ok, coriander, musty med fruit, lt malt.
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth blonde ale. Slight fruit aroma. Refreshing with hints of a spice. Very interesting blonde.
I recommend trying this beer.
nuplastikk (4342) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can picked up in Eau Claire. Hazy unfiltered creamy tan body. Steady, glass lacing, thin off-white head. A mild, smooth session beer, clean golden malt, with a mellow herbal spice balance. Almost has a cream ale feel, but with some faint Saison or Wit spices. Iím not really into the spices, Iíd rather see the malt shine. OK, unique.