bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer ) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, grapefruit, caramel, and florals. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, grass, bready malt, and florals with a moderately bitter finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Large white head, crystal clear apple juice body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, herb/spicy, some pine, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, herb/pine, some bread. Medium body, some stickiness.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Why is this 6% - too strong for a hoppy golden ale. Hazy pale tan. The aroma is earthy, musty and slightly cheesy old hops. Slightly fruity with a vague malt character and an emphasis on stale hops. Like they cleaned out last yearís hop leftovers on this brew.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: August 27, 2009
Source: 5 Seasons Westside
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, solid lace
Aroma: spicy hop aroma with a big dose of spicy phenolics
Flavor: dry and spicy flavor, lots of hops blended with phenolics creates a great spicyness, just a touch of balancing malty sweetness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Moon River -on tap Ė tight foamy retaining white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is lemon zest/pine hops. Taste is earthy/lemon zest/pine hops, medium malt.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Coop in Davis, CA. Pours orange tinged gold with a three-finger bubbly head that does some ring lacing. Aroma is citrus/floral over very light caramel. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is floral, but with time some malt creeps in. Itís quite hoppy and decently bitter. Flavorful. Tasty. Hoppy.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taste of Tops. Clear golden, edge head. Aroma of wet grass. Taste is slightly bitter with subtle citrus.
Tmoney99 (9583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from TheOtherDave. Poured cleaqr copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium earthy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 1. Flight Taster at the Paramount Cafe, Denver 21/09/2009
Golden coloured and hoppy with a little citrus flavour. A little dryness in a crisp and lasting malt finish.
2. From the Bottle at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Big hop aroma. Golden coloured grassy and hoppy with a skunk flavour. Fresh and crisp with a little dryness in a malt finish.
3. 22oz pint On Tap at Beau Joís, Boulder 17/09/2010
Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a floral and slightly bitter malt finish.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a light copper color with hints of gold and a nice big white head.
S: The nose offers plenty of toasted biscuit malts with a clean, light, floral hop aroma and a touch of grass. A hint of spice to the beer as well that Iím guessing is from the yeast.
T: A well balanced flavor with some good floral and earthy hops along with a touch of bitterness. The pale malts offer up some biscuit flavor and ties everything together.
M: The body is medium with a nice carbonation that leaves a crisp, dry, refreshing feel on the tongue.
D: New Belgiumís beers are sort of hit or miss for me and blonde ales are not really my favorite, but this was quite enjoyable. Iíd happily have this one again.