ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazed, pale light yellow body with a smallish, white head.
Smell: Shredded flower petals, chopped mint leaf, and some weedy, and bitterish dandelion greens atop the subtle, highly restrained malts.
Taste: Mild malts from top to bottom with some slight milky oat hints. Light, low sweetness that doesnít last long. Herbal tea accents, a slight sourness there, and a touch of lemon, too. The hops yield a slight mintiness. Dry, lightly sourish, vegetal finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Itís a bit different, and, while interesting, one was enough for me, thanks.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is hoppy with grassy, soapy, and citrusy hops and it has a yeasty bread element. The appearance is hazy gold with a large head. The taste is bitter and pretty much just hops. The palate is average. Overall itís not what I expected itís a bitter IPA type of beer but itís not bad.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Shared with caterwaul. Mostly clear dandelion yellow color. More hazy with particles in the last pour.. Thin white head. Little loose lace, but good head retention. Definitely a more floral nose. Bready malt base. Lighter body, smooth, lighter carbonation - easy drinking, light bitter, more sweet, some light orange-citrus zest. Nice, zesty, floral golden. Drinkable and refreshing.
thornecb (3966) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a Sam glass. White head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Pale malt and summer flower aromas. Sharp and slightly tart upfront turning to caramel before the lasting earthy bitter finish.
unclemattie (3901) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Yellow color, thin white ring. Aroma of sweet malt with, ODDLY enough, dandelion flowers. The scent of flowers is very faint in the nose, you really have to look for it! Very easy to drink, earthy character. Pale malts flavor in the finish, along with some flavors of hops, and an unfamiliar grassy taste. Definitely some sort of bitter flower/plant flavors are lingering in there. Some bread flavors in a dry finish. If the was not marketed as a Dandelion Ale, I probably would have thought it was an off flavored Magic Hat.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Particulate laden murky dandelion yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is floral and vegetal with pale and mildly sweet malts. Taste is sweet, vegetal and weedy with some malt beneath and a semi-dry finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy light orange with a thin white spitty head. Nose is flowery, lightly herbal, light citrus, lots of different tropical fruits. Flavor is nicely balanced, dandelion character is evident, no herbal/green astringent, very wheaty, somewhat similar in execution to dfh festina peche but i find this cleaner, drier, and tastier. Impressive restraint from Magic Hat.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hate to sound like Church Lady but I guess the imagery of spreading seed was too much for the graphic designer - it doesnít take Freud to figure out this hippie art. Foggy, applesauce color, thin white head. Aroma from the bottle is sharp golden APA with some sulphur. From the glass, itís a bit sweeter and candied with fresh pineapple tones. There is an implied spiciness to the aroma that isnít actually there -- it puts me in the mind of cinnamon or very ripe ginger root, but I canít say that I actually pick up those aromas. A mellow American golden ale, moderately sweet, tangy. I guess I better include the obligatory reference to grassiness - it has a note of untoasted/green sesame seeds. Medium to slightly light body, efferevescent, lemony finish. This is a good summer brew - distinctive and refreshing. Part of a mixpack birthday present from the gang at the office, but I think they got it at ABC. Farewell and parting to Chief Charlie.
cheap (3656) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
smells like a noble hop green bottle lager. look is interesting. has lots of floaties in there. taste initially is a little bitter, but yes it is that dandelion kind of bitter. Yes, a little interesting and but not quite as unique as I thought it would be. Not sure if there is any sourness in there as stated in the descriptions.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a clear yellow colorw ith a white head. Aroma was of light mint, grain, and not much else. Didn;t really taste the dandellion, at least i dont think, mainly just grainy plain bland golden ale.