glennmastrange (2621) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate notes of light bread for the malt, dried grass for the hops, dough for the yeast, with a hint of cardboard. Head is small, frothy white with fair lacing and is mostly dminishing. Color is sparkling amber with an orange tint. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, a little slick with a carbonation between lively and fizzy. It has a few off notes, but the best part of this Blonde Ale is itís balance.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden, white foam, slightly hazy, wonderful head. nice a subtle biscuit aroma. Solid hop aroma, more earthy that anything else and rather mild. Light notes of citrus and good floral hop flavors. Very drinkable brew.
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
i assumed this was supposed to be an ESB? oh well, it wasnt really as a ESB or a Golden Ale. tasted mildly grainy and malty but it had an unbalanced finish, almost metallic in bitterness. pass.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium bodied ale. The flavor is a grass, lemon, pine, and just a little bit of grape. Easy drinking.
AmEricanbrew (6659) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden color/ white head. Nutty, meaty, dusty pale malt aromas. light bodied. Decent dusty pale malt nutty flavors, with crisp bitter hoppage to finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. The head was thick and off white with good retention. Smelled of pale malt with hints of grass and vanilla. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet with mild to moderate bitterness. Pale malt and grassy hop flavors. Not bad.
CheersMate (1339) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hot damn, I have tried this beer so many times and I am now taking the time to actually sit and give it my "best" opinion. Transparent light brown and dark orange mixture. Head fades away rather quickly. This beer is classified as a Golden/Blond ale, yet it poses itself as a bitter? Surprisingly sweet and fruity in terms of aroma. Notes of sugar are hitting the nose. Donít know about this one, seems surprisingly sweet for a "bitter". I canít pinpoint exactly which fruits are coming through, but a general "fruit" aroma is definitely coming through. Hops arenít hitting the olfactories at all. Pungent, yet not very nuanced. Lightly sweet with a hint of hops that provide a subtle bitterness towards the end. The sugar and fruit hit my taste buds right away, and then poof, theyíre (the flavors) are gone. The subtle lasting bitterness is nice. This one (beer) seems to be a bit more interesting than other golden/blond ales, but that isnít exactly saying much. Relatively smooth for a golden/blond. Overall, itís decent, and I could see myself sessioning the hell out of this fucker, but I just think the beer lacks depth.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottle was at least nine months old at the time of the review.
Pours dark yellow with little to no white head. There is hardly any aroma, with some malt being present. The flavor is different than expected, with lots of caramel malt and possibly even some chocolate. There is some hop presence, but it has probably faded over time. Medium mouthfeel and lower carbonation. Even though this is an old beer, I still really enjoyed it even though it is probably not as the brewer intended.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow, tight white foam. Nice herbal grassy hop aroma, toast, biscuit, caramel, light fruit. Taste is light citrus, toffee, caramel, toast, grassy finish.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, manure, earth, nuts, and corn. Flavor of grass, earth, and biscuit.