realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured a clear gold color with nice head. Aroma was pritty plain with some malty sweetness and a slight corn. The taste was really light with no bitterness and some honey notes in the finish. The light body and low alcohol make for a very easy drinking beer, almost just water.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hopdog for a hitchhiker. Light blond colour with some honey mixed cloudiness and a good sized head. Malty sweet aroma. Easy drinking pale ale with unpasteurized honey and more on the sweet than the bitter
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle acquired in trades with FlactoAlto and cbkschubert (thanks!). Bottle notched October. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a large sized off white head. There was an initial stonger vegetable aroma that mostly went away. Other aromas of citrus, grain and a little bit spicy. Tastes of grains and citrus. Ends in a light sourness. Thinner body.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: Pours to a clear pale amber colored body with a medium eggshell colored head that quickly fades. The aroma shows clear DMS and possibly diacetyl problems, celery, vegitable, light fruit. Taste is DMS, celery, vegitable, powdered sugar, cabbage, pale grains, and hints of lemon. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. This is one I’ll make the effort to re-rate, but this one is clearly infected.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark gold with a small head. Slightly peppery aroma. Bland flavor. Dull. Could be better if they dried it out a bit and made it a bit livelier on the palate.
IrishBoy (3685) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from trade with cbkschubert! Nose of hops, citrus malt, and a little tartness; Gold with a tiny off-white head; flavor contrasts a little tartness, with some spicy hops, and a little citrus.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden, light head and nice lacing, quickly dissipating. Nose of sweetened pale malt, light husk and a touch of hops, fairly floral. The flavor is balanced, not too sweet with a bit more husk and a watery body. Thin boring finish, clean though.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert. Pours gold with a slight haze, big white head that leaves quickly. Sour, grainy corny nose. Not a good sign. Nice lace. Very light flavor. Very. Mild sweet malt, a touch of light spice and a hint of honey. The thing here is LIGHT. Nimbus has better offerings.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from trade with cbkschubert! Poured a hazy orange with a thin white head that quickly dissipated. The aroma found sour citrus and grain. The flavor was of fruits, spices, and citrus with a slight caramel background. Light but almost creamy. Not bad. Thanks Craig!!
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was hazy amber with basically no head and little lacing. The aroma was a little off with some light hops the only thing beer-like to it. The flavor was quite a surprise for a "blonde ale," as this one had a lot to it. Nice caramel malts in the flavor, some honey, spices (somewhat festbier-like), and a nicely hopped (floral) balance to it. Came across somewhat like a lager, crisp and low in ale flavor "noise." Very impressed, but this can’t really be a "blonde" ale. I’d change the classification if I could only figure out what it really is. A great grab from my last AZ trip in any event.