Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber color, hazy, smallish head, good lacing. Aroma is definitely of finishing hops. One of those odd beers where the taste doesn’t match the aroma. Mild, but not to a fault. Tastes like hops but doesn’t bite. Herbal, too. It’s unique, distinctive, and well-rounded.
ClubGonzo (3236) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a milky wit-like straw yellow body with a small white head. Nose is mild grainy wheat-like tones, citric peel and hints of grass. OK, but very mild. Taste is grainy citric peel tones, which fade into some rather bitter grassy notes towards the end of the palate. Fresh, with a thin body and moderate carbonation, but I long for a bit more in taste for this to be a good session ale.
Blairgus (2213) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
15 Feb 2013, bottle. dirty yellow, slightly hazy. nose is sweet, white grape, maybe a bit of honey. thin body and moderately fizzy. tastes like a straw malt lager with a bit more maltiness. meh.
finn1918 (180) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold with about a finger of white head that leaves a thin coating on the glass. Aroma is crisp malts and orange. Taste is very light and malty, with some slight hop bitterness to balance it. Some honey in there, too. Overall just kind of odd... not bitter enough to be a pale ale or pilsner, but not really light enough to be a blonde ale. Interesting, but disappointing.
tomciccateri (938) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught. Pours a deep gold with fine bubbles and a white head. Medium body. Mellow hop bitterness. Slight hop-over-malt flavor balance. Not very carbonated. soft maltiness. Nice summer beer.
PorterPounder (4955) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky, medium golden pour, sticky, medium thick white head. Aroma of vanilla and a bit of honey. Flavor leans to the sweet side with some vanilla notes, a brief touch of yeast, some cracker-like breadiness. Mouthfeel is just thick enough. Had better blondes - label is quite intriguing!
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/1/12. 12oz bottle thanks to the guys at Five Points in Valdosta! They’re giving me samples even though I only go there once a week! Light blond pour with a small off-white head. Very little aroma or flavor, to be honest. There are touches of pale malts, biscuit, and a hint of butter. Eh.
BeerIamBlog (20) - - OCT 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found this one to be bland. Definitely not for me, but they get props for a cool label.
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Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours clear gold with weak white head. The aroma is a pretty cool mix of sweet honey, some corn and a bit of grainy malts to a vague hay like sensation. The taste is similar and I’m digging it actually. It has some sugar to honey sweetness cut by some malts and rolling into pleasing yet mild dry malt graininess into the finish. If the mood is right this may deliver. It did for me. Nice stuff.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep yellow body with an inch of pure white froth. Sure looks like a blonde. Light splatter of lace on the descent.
Smell: A clean, inviting maltiness with notes of softly toasted grains and breadcrusts with sweetish elements of caramel. Very little lemon from the hops, as the hops are kicking off notes of white pepper and spice.
Taste: Light pale maltiness with a touch of toasted grains, some toasted bread and sweetish touches of caramel and honey. Scantly fruity. Faint citrus along with some spiciness from the continental hops. Mildly bitter. Drying, though a final hint of sweetish malt accents on the finish with spiciness aided by the zip of crisp suds.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation with a little bit of zing to it.
Overall: I enjoyed it. A straight-forward but solid blonde ale.