CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a fresh citrusy hop nose with a touch of light sweetness. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet pale malts with some mild buttery notes before a resiny hop flavor and bitterness in the finish. Well-hopped and almost more of an APA than a golden, but might have a little bit of diacetyl.
chinchill (585) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from 2012 Fall for Greenville New Belgium tasting session.
Plenty of hop aroma.fresh, fruity, and clean. Complex hop mix, with fruity, herbal and floral aspects, but featuring citrus with lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit, in that order. A hint of charred weed. Very pleasant and fruity.
T: More hops than malt, for sure, yet balanced only slightly more bitter than sweet. Quite fruity with some orange peel and earthy hops in the lingering aftertaste.
M: well carbonated; medium-light body. A bit of dryness in the clean finish.
Overall: Definitely better (and fruitier!) than expected, especially for style. Easy drinking and would make for an excellent session beer.
OKplus (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - This beer has a clear golden body with a 3/4 inch tight white head. Small patches of lacing.
S - Grassy hops with notes of straw, oranges, honey, floral spice on top of a sweet malt base.
T - Starts off with a green grassy bitterness that turns to candy grapefruit sweetness. A prevalent malt backbone adds character that blends and balances all the green together. There’s some tartness towards the end that adds good dimension. Finishes dry and spicy.
M - Light to medium body average carbonation.
One of the best I’ve had of this style. Love the hop profile and the malt is actually what makes this a winner. The burps taste like leafy green hops. Top of the line.
Serving type: bottle
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where did this beer come from? I tried it at an Oktoberfest tasting and expected something very different., anticipating an incorrect labeling. The label is correct and this is a pretty solid golden. Dry, with some light citrus sweetness and spices. Golden appearance.
kiwianer (2331) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the nody dark brown. It smells hoppy and a bit grassy. The taste is very hoppy, bitter-aromatic, malty, a bit grassy-dry. Nice one! 11/12/12/12/11/12
Jethro6191 (330) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Malty aroma with citrus and pine notes. Smooth malty flavor with nice hop bitterness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Green Leafe Newtown. Pours coppery dark straw with off-white head. Nose was marzeny malt, substantial hops, mild earthy nutty notes. Tasted malty, marzeny, with a big hop flavor and a complex finish.
Crispy34 (157) - Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. The aroma is good and hoppy. This is a good looking beer. The taste is basically a a hoppy oktoberfest beer. Pretty good, overall.
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DiarmaidBHK (2278) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at quaker steak. Pours brown with a thin head. Not much on the nose. A bit of malt and hop astringency on the tongue. Clean finish. Eh!
HighWine (842) - Whalesbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap in a New Belgium chalice. Chocolate brown color with a thin white head. Green coffee bean aroma. Taste is roasty and slightly sweet caramel malt with a big citrus hop presence. Lemon and like perfume fill the mouth. Medium mouthfeel, slightly creamy. This isn't a golden but they've got it labeled as Hoptober and it's surprisingly good.
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walleye (1042) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a golden copper no head on this pour. aroma hops, spices, citrus flavor hops, lemon, malts, earthy. this is a nice easy drinking beer