SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle mix pack. a darker side of blonde ale. fruity nose. husky flavors not far from their amber beer. its light and clean.
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle scooped up in Columbus. Unfiltered orange-tan. Thin, creamy white head. A pretty decent Blonde Ale, with some fresh zest that works well with the creamy, medium body. Fruity ale notes, this isn’t as pedestrian as the name would suggest. Pretty solid offering, rich and malty, but balanced and refreshing too.
rayy (45) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little better than I expected. Mostly malt aroma, slight dose of hops. Pale hazy yellow. Hops present in taste, slightly citrus, like lemon peel. And some German hops. A bit heavy for the style, I think, but good. Probably close to a Kolsch, but heavier.
b3shine (8190) - Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint at Mt. Carmel. Looks fine; clear blonde with low carbonation and thin lacing. Smells light and doughy. Tastes good Nice bite. Good on the palate too. A good example of the style.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow with a thick one finger head. Really nice looking beer.
The aroma has a decent amount of lemon along with some light bread.
The flavor is honestly a little dull with just a faint hint of lemon, peach, and bubblegum. Really no grain flavor at all. A moderate bitterness lingers throughout but all other flavors are gone halfway through the taste. Nice, creamy mouthfeel.
Overall, an ok brew that is definitely quite drinkable. Flavors are just a tad too dull for me, though.
rondphoto (4100) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden wheat color with a l-o-o-o-n-g lasting 1/2" head and good lacing. The taste is unmistakably sweet caramel malt that turns over to light hops and perhaps a touch of ginger. Very easy to drink. Good to see Mt. Carmel is continuing to offer well crafted brews.
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle via Benny. Pours light yellow with a light white head and loads of CO2 release. Taste is lightly malted and citrus hop. Not quite hoppy enough though to bring it out of yellow beerdom. Palate is smooth, bubbly and easy to drink.
Chudwick (2850) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle - pours clear blond with thin white head and light lacing. Nose is hoppy (pilsner type). Aroma is cardboard and corn or something - is this a Kolsch in disguise? Taste is bitter and minimally sweet. Light body with watery texture. Easy to chug. Burp-y! A slightly sweeter Kolsch.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Taylor for picking this up for me during our tour of the brewery. Clear yellow color, thin white head fading to minimal, bit of lace. Refreshing, crisp carbonation makes this one easy to gulp down, as well as a light body. At that pace, there’s a nice subtle hoppiness that becomes noticable, as well as a nice sweet lemon zestiness. Surprising ABV for the lightness, a good blonde.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Moderately hazed golden yellow color. Aggressive pour yielded only one finger of frothy head. Retention was subpar and no lacing was left.
4.0 S: Sweet neutral maltiness with bubblegum and peachy fruitiness notes. Lemongrass. Dank, earthy hops. I’ve never smelled anything quite like this. At first whiff I was somewhat appalled with what I found, but it quickly grew on me. Truly unique.
4.0 T: The bubblegum and lemon grass follow into the taste and gain some strength. Very light bitterness with earthy hop flavor. Light fruits, though not as peachy as the nose suggests. Light graininess and light neutral malt sweetness, which is in good balance with the hops.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy for what it is and super smooth.
4.0 D: Color me impressed. This was a solid and quite interesting brew. I recommend this for anyone who likes easy drinking brews with seemingly strange flavor profiles.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-07-2011 22:26:13