edwardbass (776) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís got a but of lager "skunk" to the aroma and that sneaks into the taste a good bit as well (see the likely reason below). Overall, it doesnít suck, but itís not exactly good (again, below). I can tell this has some nice hop and malt character and itís actually well-balanced for what it is. That skunk, thankfully, isnít highly-prominent, so I can enjoy it at least.
This is a beer that I likely wouldnít try as Iím not the biggest New Holland fan, but Mainstreet Liquors in Countryside, IL had it on sale for $4 for a 4 pack, so I decided "well, it may not be super-fresh, but letís give it a try anyway for that price!" I picked the one that was furthest from the blazing sun at the front of the store....really great place to put beer, but thatís why itís on clearance, right? Overall, worth the $1 a bottle experiment.
LadySusan (760) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at The Mondial de la biere in Motrťal. The color is a hazy amber with a thin beige head. The aroma is of citrus fruits mostly oranges plus hops. The taste is as above plus some herbs and spicies with malt. It has a bit of a bitter finish.
ARH (1112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Lightly fruity cotrus mostly bread
Appearance: Clear oily effervescent pale orange dense sudsy white head good lace moderate retention
Taste: Medium sweet light bitter
Palate: Thin smooth fuzzy light citrusy bready finish crisp clean easy drinker bit nothing special
hman43 (1055) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours pale gold in color with a white head. Aroma has floral and strong citrus elements. It has aggressive citrus flavors with floral and some sweet malt. It has medium body with medium carbonation and a slightly sweet finish.
MNAle (114) - Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer was dated using the mysterious secret decoder ring code. I knew it was old since it was marked down, but I took a shot anyway. Looked up the code: bottled March 24, 2015, so a year old. Keep this in mind in reading the review. Massive foam eruption on opening 4 of the 6 beers in the 6 pack, making a mess the first time in that it overlowed my Imperial pint glass. Aroma a mixture of fruit, vegetable, and bread, no hops. Super large thick, creamy, white head that recedes slowly. Hazy golden amber with heavy carbonation. Some small floaties visible. Good mouth feel for the pale ale style; excellent and thicker than expected for a low ABV pale. With lots of malt presence, the initial taste is fruit/vegetable with bread (like the aroma) sustaining through the middle, with a slight bittering asserting in the finish. Finishes dry and clean. The fruit/vege taste is front and center in this beer. It is not a citrus taste, but more of a melon taste combnied with green vegetables. Not unpleasant, but not standard for a pale ale. On the positive, this beer has substantial malt presence even though it is low ABV and billed as a session ale. Fresh, this probably would have been much better.
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Not much going on here. Bought 2 bottles on a whim at $.75 each. My least favorite from them.
ebone1988 (1257) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malt, lemon iced tea, pine, tropical fruit. Appearance is amber golden, hazy, off white head. Taste is iced tea, pine, malt, citrus. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp carbonation, tea bitter aftertaste. Overall, this is about what I expected, not great but very easy to drink.
mjmoen (290) - - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly cloudy gold color with white head. Unique flavor and very little bitterness
olsvammel (5719) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at ÷rebro ÷l & Whisky 2015. Hoppy smell with citrus and pale bread. Fruity and hoppy taste with citrus. Nice and hoppy.
Hopmaestro (1194) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From can at ÷÷WF2015: Aroma is floral and light. Taste is semi sweet and caramelly, orange and grapefruit. A bit anonymous, but very good bitterness in the end.
rubbishystuff (2257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to iNBe. Nice to see a low abv, full flavored but not over-hopped pale ale. Very sessionable. Serving: Bottle