doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a fluffy, crisp white head. Smells mellow, earthy malty and a little nutty. Tastes nutty as well. Earthy malts, earthy hops or is that the hops that taste like peanuts? Moderately dry mouthfeel. Medium body, good smooth carbonation.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Lightly hazed gold with a white head. Decent carbonation and good lace. Mildly sweet lemongrass nose, not a lot else. Light flavors of lemongrass and fruit, mildly yeasty, a bit of grainy breadiness. Pretty bland, but fairly drinkable. Meh.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange, light particulate haze, decent head fades quite slowly to a ring. Aroma is bready and surprisingly roasty considering the pale color. Iím actually getting a faint coffee note. Flavor is also surprisingly roasty, I would have pegged this for a brown ale if I had been sampling blind, and would have been rather obviously wrong. Some earthy hops on the finish accent this as well. Easy drinker, enjoyable, and clearly a different take on the golden ale category.
radagast83 (3794) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle. The problem with a lot of golden/blond aies is that theyíre never every spectacular. Not bad, but there just isnít much to this one here. Straw color. Light hop and malt aromas and flavor.
epicurie (6) - , California, USA - DEC 11, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím surprised this one is rated so low - definitely enjoyable for me. Nothing about it is huge or complex, but I found it very drinkable. Smells clean and fruity, almost flowery. Very crisp and light, with a wonderful apple and grapefruit hop taste that finishes with decent presence without being cloying. Slightly sweet through all the crispness of the hops, though the malt taste is very subdued. The mouthfeel is light, and it finishes clean and dry. Would be an excellent pair to fried foods. Extremely good for a "lawnmower beer" choice too.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn. Aroma of caramel/lightly roasted malt (sort of honey/toffee) and floral hop. A deep inhale is interesting. An orangy golden color with a white head that ringed rapidly, leaving lace tatters. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. It starts floral, but soon comes up with rough roasted malt accompanied by light sweetness. Itís also lightly fruit in a peachy/apricoty way. Very much in an apricoty way. Itís actually pretty darn complex, and that is an indication this is underrated. The finish is neither sweet nor dry. The bitter is floral, so Iíd guess about 40 IBU. Although bitter builds with continued consumption. Iíd forgotten how talented those folks at Moylans are. This is extremely enjoyable ale. Crisp, clean, lightly spicey. Everything ale should be. Wonderful.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp, refreshing golden ale. Pours clear gold with a puffy white head. Clean, grassy, floral aroma with some honey, grains, and straw. Cereal taste with lighter malt. The glazed donuts is a great call by JDIPSO. Sweet, hop finish.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bomber bottle, no freshness date, sampled in a nonic glass.
Slightly hazy and orange hued yellowish golden appearance, small creamy white head that quickly settled into a thin lacing, minimal amount of sticking.
A big all-malt aroma, mainly raw, musty pale cereal grains. Traces of floral leafy, honey-like hops.
Smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel, firmed up by the active carbonation. Raw cereal grains again, no malty sweetness until at the end. Itís a pale malt sugary that is light and not long lasting. I am wondering if the American variety of Tettnanger hops are being utilized, the hops have a herbal spiciness, but also provide a subtle sweet honey flavor too. I search the web to little result. Finishes crisp and dry with a lingering spiciness.
I too did a Google search on this and I can understand the cream ale aspect, there are some cream ale qualities. I also detected some all-malt lager qualities, all-malt ingredients with ale yeast. There is one thing I donít understand, the description on the bottle and at the website says "sweet and fruity," and those are words I would not use to describe this ale from Moylanís.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
An unimpressive beer. Straw gold body with a frothy off-white head. Aroma was slightly sweet with notes of sweet malt, some piney hops, cereal, and bread. Light bodies and fizzy. The taste was a bit sweet with a light amount of hops bitterness in the finish.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Stone XI Party. Clear deep yellow with a fizzy white head. Malty and bready aroma and taste with some hoppiness evident in the finish.