marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aromas of wet felt, wool, and wine. Golden yellow color with a small whitish head. Light grassy flavor with bees wax lemon, corn, and processed sugar. Palate is light and a little dry. Flavors are "manufactured" and unnatural tasting. Not good.
Cirrhosis (1209) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dirty yellow body that was slightly cloudy there was zero trace of any kind head or even carbonation for that matter, this appears to be pure crap. Aroma was simple and disappointing, fake smooth banana combined with old wet basement, very unappealing. Mouth feel was watery and flat and the beer left behind a marshmallow like after taste. First flavor I noticed was a sweet pine apple juice that starts to turn more apply as the beer warms. Ginger ale is starting come through as I drink but Iím not getting any of the wheat flavors I apparently should be getting for the style. Malts are smooth a subtle and there is a minor amount of spice. I gave the last half of this beer the dump not because it was awful tasting but because it was just so disappointing I didnít want to finish it.
drpimento (2226) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hmmm... not that great. Got this a while back. Poured with some head and no lace. Most of the head dissipated soon thereafter. Aroma was a little sour and yeasty. Color is a hazy orangey amber. Flavor is odd: Sweet in the background with sour on the tongue and some bitterness in there, mainly from the yeastoids. Body is a little oily. Finish is an extension of those flavors. Label says "Union Made" - if I were them, Iíd ask to take that off.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the bottle from a HyVee Sampler pack. This was the best of the lot. Has a doughy and caramel like aroma with a slight dash of spice. Make sure that you swirl the yeast and get it into your beer, because this one is unfiltered. Totally nothing like a serious farmhouse or saison, but this is very drinkable and tasty in fact for a "blond." Has a finishing sweetness that I like with none of the vegetable off flavors that the other Minhas beers in this series seem to have. Perhaps Minhas should experiment with unfiltered beers more often?
osb33 (16) - Milwaukee, USA - MAY 19, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Eh, I wasnít too impressed by this beer. It comes in an 8-pack which is nice for when you have friends over. But the taste is mediocre at best.
GJF (1250) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was excited to see a Farmhouse coming out of the midwest but this just doesnít do much for me. Almost no head to it, sweet aroma. Starts out fairly sweet and caramel malt but ends up with a bit of cardboard.
Block (1413) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden pour. Sweet aroma of corn and some caramel. Pretty simple. Light body and flavor. Nothing sticks out in particular.
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde pour. Citrusy aroma with almost a floral presence. The flavor is initially mellow citrus followed by a very sweet, honey-like flavor. I was surprised by the sweet flavor complimented nicely by citrus. Very clean, crisp finish.
badgerben (4403) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with a thin head. Sweet honeyish aroma and fairly strong floral hop aroma. Slightly sour wheat flavor. Lemony. Kind of slick feeling.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: DAMN IT, I was expecting a Saison or at least a Biere de Garde and not a flaccid blond ale. Well it is golden and clean with some head but little lace. The aroma has notes of noticeable Diacetyl and corn, some walnut and dusty yeast ester (must be a house character, arrgh). The taste is well, very minimal and what is there is simply not that good. Butterscotch and corn, yippie! The is a note of hop bitterness but I feel bad for any hop pellets used in this beer, they deserved a better life. Well, the mouth feel is a tad more refreshing than the pils but still not that clean however. Blah, taking one for the team.