Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too bad. Some what of a wheat ale. Some lighter fruit flavor. It is sessionable. Crips, carbonated. Sweet.
superspak (4757) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/3/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color, with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carnation and body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/creamy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice American blonde ale. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable and spot on blonde ale offering; especially for being gluten reduced.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. straw with small head. i was expecting the worst, and this was actually pretty decent. very light body. fruity citrus. very clean.
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pedestrian with your obligatory frosty mountains - marketed as Tread Lightly. Misty, honey blonde with an off white head. Powdery, slightly tangy, malty aroma. On the verge of being sour, it’s got some vegetal (grassy, leafy) notes over a lemony backdrop. Slightly mineral. Astringent wisps sometimes. There just wasn’t anything here that would make me ever want another one. New Leaf Market.