rlgk (9365) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at the hotel in San Diego. From Whole Foods. Clear pale golden beer with a small white head.malty bready aroma, artificial, onions, floral notes. Malty caramel flavor, citrus, artificial, plastic notes. Quite bad, wont finish this one.
Barreras (849) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a yellow color with a typical corn aroma. Taste is simple and easy drinking. No distinct aftertaste, too simple for my taste.
cafgen (66) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Gold color. Nice crisp flavor with a light bitter flavor. Refreshing. Smell is crisp and somewhat cereally.
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GarrettB (912) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
April 27th, 2012 - In retrospect, I probably should have started my sampler line of Mission Brewery’s brews with the Blonde, not the Bohemian Pilsener. But I was hasty, and excited to try a new brewery. But now that I’m actually writing the notes, the blond was not exactly pale and effete. From this baby-faced, light straw colored beer comes a nose sloshing with apple cider vinegar punch, and a puff of cinnamon. The spiciness isn’t baking spices, but its related, reminding me of mulled cider. The flavor is similarly distinguished by the cinnamon, and tastes like apple sauce or cider peppered with the stuff. The carbonation is aggressive like their Bohemian Pils, but cools its heels much quicker, revealing a touch of wheat and lemon in the aftertaste. It’s a flavor filled kolsch, and solid on the palate, but perhaps a little monotone and heavy on the apple notes.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Clear pale golden body with a small white head. Sweet floral and light grassy aroma. Sweet grassy and floral hop flavor with a light malt background. Medium light body with moderately high carb.
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery - San Diego. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Sugary white bread in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor with doughy malts, white bread, light hay and floral hops. Light bodied with average carbonation. Balanced finish, some sweet cereal, dry dough, crusoy white bread, straw. Simple but very drinkable.
UncleKorm (643) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a crystal clear light yellow hue w/ small fizzy white quickly diminishing head. Moderate grain aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a crisp moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are hay, straw, and bread. Light bodied, lively carbonation, and a dry finish.
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at beer fest. Pours pale yellow with minimal head. The aroma has a tart lemon and grain. The taste is corn and grain. Meh.
bmsulliv (157) - - NOV 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear gold body that supports a thin bright white head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, grainy malts, sweet lime candy and then a bit of floral hops. The taste is similar with a mix of sweet sugary malts, floral hops and sweet lime hard candy with some grainy malts coming to the surface a moment later. The hops do get more bitter to midway but not enough to overcome the sweetness. Not that great, this is just too sweet and it lacks the crispness and lightness of a good example of the style. I’ll need to re-do this one fresh on tap when I get a chance.