MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. This beer was a gift, purchased from a gas station near Belleville, IL.
NBHGA doesn’t have a strong aroma but what is there is of mild citrus and malt.
It pours pours clear and golden (aptly named) with a smallish white head. The too-cold temperature may account for the small head.
The flavor is really special, being reminiscent of pizza crust. It has an olive oil and autumn leaves flavor. The hops and malt are balanced quite nicely.
The palate is very typical, middle-of-the-road craft beer. It has little to no distinguishing qualities, good or bad.
Basted on the taste of this beer, it is the most interesting beer I’ve had in a quite a while. Even if it doesn’t turn out to be your style it is worth trying.
I listened to Johnny Shines while drinking this beer.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Lots of floral hops on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little caramel malt.
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber (really old bottle). Amber with a beige head. Old malt and faint hops. It's beer.
Lothore (548) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a clear golden yellow hue with a chunky 2 finger head.
S- Light fruits, hints of floral hops.
T- Nice light fruit flavor, slight citrusy tangerine notes, lots of hops all the way through.
M- Medium bodied with a good deal of carbonation.
D- This is definitely a solid NB seasonal thats simplicity is what makes it great.
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden with small head. light body and moderate hops in the finish. grassy.
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old tick, NB’s attempt going against amber ales and oktoberfests, it doesn’t delvier hops.
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by 11DEC11
A: Pours a golden ale with a single finger head that goes down to a sheet of the same. Excellent clarity. Rings of lace.
S: Citrusy and pleasant. Really great nose here, distinctly orange and lemon. Nice.
T: Sharp hops and sweet malts. Great flavor is just as citrus laden as the nose.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Semi dry finish.
O: Good beer. Easy to drink. Reminds me of fresh Bitter American. Very sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light sulfur notes, so-so. In mouth, a sweetish malt with light fruity esters, faint grassy hops, OK. Bottle Oct. 2011.
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a 3 year old bottle, poured light golden. Nose slight sour, syrupy malt, and dank hop. Taste sweet malt and bitter bite, faint spiciness. Mild bitter finish. I realize it was past date, but not too bad.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 9-13-2009 (Bottle-Best Before: 12Feb2010) This beer forms a small fizzy white head with a short retention, transparent golden body, very little carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is wheat malt, bitter, citrus hops, and fruity. The Taste is bitter, some rye, fruity, and citrus hops. The Palate is tingly and semi-fizzy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, there is a definite hop presence, but not overly so. This is a tasty beer from this brewery, worth trying, and a beer I would drink again.
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 2011. From bottle. Golden color with a white head. Aromas of malt, hops, spice and light fruit. Good balance, good hoppiness. A bit of citrus on the finish.