jcnielsen (1991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on tap at Natty Greene’s in Raleigh. Pours a yellow color with white head. Light, straw, hay aromas. Grainy, malty, slight chlorinated (?) flavors. Not great.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Butters on 02/28/2011. Clear golden body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet malt and honey aroma. Sweet honey nut cherrios flavor with some light floral hops and some faint fruit. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
BrettTaylor (456) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured as a 4 oz taster in Greensboro. Unlike some of the other tasting notes, this had a nice aroma and some real taste. Maybe they’ve changed the recipe starting this year? Found malty, caramel notes on the nose; some hop bitterness but definitely balanced toward the malty end of spectrum.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, light yellow with minimal white head. Slight honey aroma. Light body with a subtle honey taste. Easy drinking palate cleansing.
Brewbie (453) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. very light golden color, thin white head. light hop aroma. taste is thin, little malt sweetness
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From tap at Brewery. Pours light golden. Aroma was very thin like the taste. Bread and paper was the taste.
jtclockwork (7956) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Mike. Pours clear gold with white head ring. Nose and taste of barley, corn, light grainy and bready malt, apple core and lemon. Very thin bodied. Finishes barley/grains.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft at the source. Amost colorless. Aroma and flavor remind me of Bud Lite, and not in a good way. Are beers like this really still necessary in a modern brewpub? I guess only the sales figures know for sure.
RobertDale (3330) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear light gold with an average white head. Aroma of grain, grass, and citrus. Taste is similar. Nothing too special. Drinkable.
DrSilverworm (6005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Jay. My bottle is labeled 3.8% ABV. Clear yellow color, minimal ring of white head around the edge, 2 or 3 small loose dots of lace. Some funky skunk; mustiness. Some lemon. Bread. Light herbal, citrus hops. Sweet corn. Some tart sour, and bitter. Thicker carbonation, sort of pronounced - gives the texture a bit; not what I’d call smooth. I think good golden ales are tasty and supremely easy to drink - this is neither