ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You know... Iím not sure if this beer is labeled right based on other reviews. It definitely is called this... but this review will be a lot different than a few Iíve read. First of all... MY GOD. The cap was capped so tightly that the bottle FREAKING BROKE. This brewery has already killed one of my openers, and luckily this one wasnít gonna break. After I carefully poured it and avoided glass shards it gave a cloudy dark amber body with a small head. Didnít seem much like a light ale to me. The beer itself was fairly one dimensional, but certainly enjoyable. Big vanilla aroma. Flavor was the same. Maybe some hints of lighter fruits in there. Really... Iím totally baffled by this one. It wasnít that light bodied. It certainly wasnít golden or blonde in color. Perhaps they changed what they put in this because most of the previous reviews say this beer sucks. In this case Iím more confident itís a different beer than me losing my mind. Usually itís the other way around.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had no expectations for this beer. Light beers usually suck, but this was part of the "shades of pale" mix pack, so what the hell. Pours a pale golden color with a surprisingly copious head. Aroma is faintly reminiscent of some lagery style, but not quite. So far it's what I expected. Flavor is a bit more powerful and richer than I had expected, so that's definitely good. Mildly lagery, with a bit of estery fruitiness and top fermented goodness. Flavor dimishes quickly, leaving no aftertaste. Carbonation is high, which compliments the light body and crispness of the flavor. I'm surprised that Middle Ages can afford to make a light beer, but they did a damn good job with it. Completely exceeded my expectations.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange in color with a small white head.Hoppy,floral,yeasty aroma with a bitter finish.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one looks like some kind of old-person fiber-boosting drink to keep you "regular". The aroma was slightly malty with a light malty taste.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasting three Blond Ales side by side today, Iíd say this lo-cal White Knight holds its own quite well. More hopped than other blondes. This Middle Ages Brewery needs to ditch the cheezy labels, though.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden ale with a maple syrup aroma. Dry in mouth. Fresh malt and maple sweet tatse. Lighter bodied.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Middle Ages Brewery, Syracuse NY: This tastes like a cream ale/blond ale hybrid with no redeeming quality of either.; cabbage/corn aroma, weak flavor, and generally unappealing.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
slightly disappointing. very light, both in color and in palate, very drinkable. well hopped, but missing the malt. it's not particularly well-balanced. goes down easily, but is nothing very memorable.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange color with a thin head. Earthy citrus aroma, light bodied with thin carbonation. Bland ending.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy blonde color with little to no head, and what head there is is gone fast. I can't really smell anything. High carbonation, mild hoppiness, maybe a little fruitiness from the hops. A decent light beer, I mean there is a little flavor at least.