J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet lager-like aroma from a clear yellow body with a wispy white head. Clean toasted malt with a nice cereal/corn sweetness and a touch of hay flavor and dryness. Good balancing grassy bitterness makes this a very refreshing beer to drink. The 6% ABV makes this beer rise above light beer mediocrity and really rounds out the body and taste. Finishes light and smooth with a lingering bitter-sweetness.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was slight hay. Appearance was gold straw color. Taste is clean watery hay and cardboard with malty light grain/. Overall is was refredhing and crisp but pretty good.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Slightly sour grainy nose. Grains with a solid malt backbone. Lightly hopped. Decent for the style. Too carbonated for my tastes though.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Headbutts your taste buds with floral notes, citrus zing, carbonated pop. The complexity is similar to Sam Adams’ Summer Ale. Thin white lacing on the head seals the aesthetic. A decent brew perforated by overwhelming potpourri undertones.
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber from doubleo, thanks Kyle. Poured a chill hazed straw gold body with a large foamy white head. Aroma is dusty grains, hint of honey and green grapes, dough. Medium body with strogn carbonation and a quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is very similar to the aroma with notes of dough, lemons, dusty grains, bad honey and grapes. Me.... but hey a rate is a rate and this is ratebeer after all.
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Manzanita Brewing Company in Santee, Calif. Color was hazy banana. About a finger of head. Uneven cloudy lacing on the top. Plenty of nice film in the sides.
Smelled clean and light with just a touch of cirrus notes.
Tasted wheat, citrus, water and light banana notes.
Light body. Lively (above average carbonation. Clean, crisp and refreshing.
Just an OK beer, but the feel really stood out. Do you want a summer brew? Then this is it.
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy gold with a few small floaters. It smells very fruity fresh - maybe citrus. Near medium body with firm carbonation. Flavor is light malt with arguably citrus, then the malt gets a bit paper/grainy. Finishes pretty bitter, and that’s a good finish.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Malty wheat bread aroma and taste with a grainy finish.
skmikeg (1010) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a staw yellow with almost no head and some lacing. aroma is of yeast, bisuit malts, and some hops. flavor is light and is of biscuit malts, candied yeast, and some slight bitter hops. has a dry, refreshing finnish with a medium-light body. overall, a pretty good, refreshing blonde ale that is perfect for the summer.
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Whispering Willows: Created a small layer of film covering as a head while the liquid was a slightly hazed straw gold color. Again, another one of Manzanita’s recipes that has absolutely no aroma other than a faint hint that it’s a beer with an undeniable scent of alcohol. The flavor is bland yet quaffable and I’m only able to find a minor combination of grassy grains and hops.