raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2009 Lightly chilled.La Fin glass. Darker copper. Thick creamy froth,leaving nice lacing. Great color. Great fruity,soapy,hop aroma with a little bit of pine.. Maybe a bit of pale malt. Texture is creamy but a bit fizzy which seems to hide the malt character a bit but not to a fault since this seems to be what they were looking for. Upfront flavors of grassy hops and wheat. Following are the bready malts,rye,and leafy,hop dryness. Long finish of pine,and citric hops. The aroma just keeps opening up more and more. The flavor dries out more and the pale malts seem to open up a bit upon warming more. Overall a easy drinking hoppy,lightly malty, clean beer with a excellent hop nose and flavor. Although the description states it,this is not what I was expecting at all. Don’t really see what more one could want from this beer. Darn good
ttoadee (707) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour, small white head. Nose is alcohol and grain. Bitter. Middle is lightly kilned grain and woody hops. Bitter, alcohol finish.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
what a nice surprise, especially being a sale beer! aroma is very well balanced light citrus and earthy hops and malt. soft on the palate, and tasty, even though the hops come through a touch more in the aroma than the smell. Very very nice seasonal for just over a buck a bottle. recomended. 10/18/09-had on tap for the first time. even softer on the palate...near perfect body for the style, and still very tasty and aromatic."
TXBadger (1557) - 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 (1390) - 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 (556) - 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 (3232) - 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 (7921) - 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 (1503) - 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 (10461) - 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 (1237) - 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.