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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   ABV: -
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an American style golden ale made with choice midwestern 2 row barley malt. The addition of highly aromatic whole flower hops from the Pacific Northwest give this sparkling ale it's distinctive hop "nose". Fully aged and never filtered, this traditional bottle-conditioned ale may contain a small amount of sediment and must be kept refrigerated.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2005
2005 bottle from City Market. Sampled with MartinT on 4/16/05. Hazy pale-golden body with a good amount of white head, lacing and retention. Aroma has light grains, some perfume, a whiff of vanilla and then mostly grassy, moderately bitter hops. Flavor is quite hoppy and dry to start, with a typical pale malt to add backbone. Never getting sweet, this beer stays dry, peppery and hoppy. The carbonation is natural, however and the hops flavor is very strong, though not overdone. Bits of herbal notes, lots of grass and flowers. Light fruitiness as well, on the end. Still, I would like a bit more sweetness than this one has. Comes off very dry and lightly papery/astringent on the end. Medium-light body does not get watery, however.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
The first McNeills beer that doesn’t amaze me. Golden blond color, very little head. The nose isn’t as big as I expected although it is quite nice. Slight sweetness, medium hoppy bitterness but very full floral flavour. Cheers!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2919) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
Aroma:Hops and malt. Appearance:hazy gold,small head. Flavor:small hoppy taste and malt.Light carobnisation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
Pungent grapefruit hop flavour. Hazy golden blonde with fair cover of large-bubbled, white head lasts nicely. Grapefruit, lemon, pine, herbal notes, fairly sour. Assertively bitter. Medium-light body is quite chalky and aggressively carbonated - very strong on the tongue. Not my cup of tea really. Bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Bottle: Hazy golden color with tiny yeast particles suspended in it. Aroma: mild, hops, dough, yeast. Taste has citrus, lemon, hops, and is somewhat sour. Could be infected, will try again and re-rate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head. Doughy, malty, sweet (canned corn?) aroma. Nice citrus hoppiness, caramel, and a lemon citrus finish. Could be sour? though I still found this rather enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Thanks to BeanDip for bringing this one home from her vacation to share with me!

Pours a fatty blond body with edges of orange and a bountiful ivory head. The nose and flavor are slightly doughy yeasty. Very aromatic and exceptionally floral! Loads of grapefruit and guava… big suggestions of other milled grains and slightly musty. The mouth-feel was rather chewy and left the lips somewhat sticky.

I’m surprised that may of the rather didn’t enjoy this brew, I thought it reasonably tasty!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Hazy deep golden in color with a small white head.Aromas of butterscotch and sweet malt. Flavors of sweet caramel malt with a floral hoppiness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Hazy orange with a small bubbled head. Yeasty bready sweet aroma, lightly bitter ending.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Bottle - Golden yellow with a sparce whitish head and very little lacing. Aroma is of light maltiness with an initial dose of hops when the bottle is opened. Unfortunately this hop aroma does not continue through the event. Flavor has a yeasty sourness that is not unpleasant. Finish is mildly hoppy (bitter) and dry. Drinkable, but not my favorite.


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