Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours whittish gold with a white head. Smells of vanilla and fruit. Taste is creamy with some vanilla, fruit and malty notes.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(01.20.06) 12 oz brown bottle from the American Club, Kohler, WI. Hazy light yellow hued ale having a small tiny white head. No discernable carbonation. Faint fruity aroma. Light-to-medium bodied ale that starts dry with light malt and fruity, citrus (grapefruit?) flavors. Finishes dry with light corn aftertaste. A good refreshing crisp drinkable beer.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Styles, cloudy golden color with minimal head, hint of citrus and hops in the aroma and taste, i get a slight sweet finish. not too bad
theadmiral (3) - USA - JAN 19, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wonderful beer! Pitchers of this go down like water. It finishes more smoothly than any other beer Iíve ever had. I notice no aftertaste.
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly murky yellow color. Light lemon and wheat flavor, very light and unimposing. Like a like wheat beer, crisp and fresh. Not bad but could be better.
norushjohnnie (19) - Sister Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmmm... I found this enjoyable but nothing special. On tap at the local tavern. Cloudy blonde with minimal head. A bit spicy in the aroma, nothing special going on flavorwise, a bit too sweet for my liking. Cloying mouthfeel, but an aftertaste that actually makes corn in a beer seem alright. Itís a local favorite but this one only comes above the Naked as far as New Glarus brews go.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Hazy golden color with thin white head. Smells of hay and spicy hops. Yeasty flavor with a bit of hop flavor and bitterness. Aftertaste is reminiscent of breakfast cereal.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12z bottle. Hazy golden head. Straw and bananas, citrus, bubblegum and fruity. Smooth.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and citrus aroma with a slight hint of corn.
Smooth beer with a decent flavor. I agree with the other posts in that itís very suitable for everyday drinking and it does taste the best on tap.
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2006 12 oz bottle
This is a revisit after almost a year of rating. Now that I have some perspective, it is easier to tell that I was being a little generous with my earlier rating (3.4). Despite being an above average cream ale, this is at best an average beer overall. It is a nice gateway beer to other New Glarus products and the world of craft beer as a whole so if you can, have some on hand for people who think beer equals Budweiser.
Aroma / Appearance - A huge billowing feathery head settled after a few minutes to leave behind no trace. The liquid was a murky bronze when held up to the light. I could see some carbonation but it was not very lively. The nose was very simple - wheat, a light grain aroma and butterscotch. That was all despite trying to pick up more.
Flavor / Palate - When you take the first sip, you will pick up everything there is. For a cream ale, that is predictable - in my experience none of them have had that much complexity. It has an initial impression of wheat, toasted malts, buttered scones and peanuts which soon transforms on the back of the tongue to just a trace of hops. After that, it all fades away leaving nothing in the throat. This is a short lived taste that does not linger for more than 30 seconds before it has moved on. Overall it turned out to be close to what I remembered - a decent but not outstanding session beer for those times when you just want something simple.