FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep golden with a small white head. Aroma is very strong mocha coffee character, vanilla, cream, coffee like a latte with vanilla. Flavor has much the same, straightforward vanilla and cocoa and coffee. Finishing sweet and nestle cocoa powder. Fizzy carbonation, too much for the style, soda-like prickle that should be softer to let all those sweet notes roll. Medium body. The more I drink the more I kind of feel like its an artificial coffee character but it has some nice notes to it
HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazed dark golden pour with sparse bubbles for a head. Aroma of coffee and cream, vanilla, mild sweet breads and florals. Some marshmallow, some bread dough. Flavor is cream, coffee, vanilla. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel with creamy carbonation. Medium coffee finish. Itís gone before you know it. An absolutely wonderful, unique take on a golden ale.
TheBear11D (104) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Who woulda thought? A blonde ale with coffee.
Bean flicker pours a clear orangish yellow with an off-white head that doesn't last too long and leaves little to no lacing. The aroma is coffee and earth notes. The flavor is quite unique. The coffee stands out, but I can pick up the bread and floral flavors. It's well balanced. It's not thick and heavy like a stout is. Overall it is interesting. Worth trying.
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alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have nice coffee and vanilla notes. I went into this thinking negatively about a coffee blonde, but this is pretty good.
BrownALEx (195) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and interesting beer. Aroma is cream and sweetness. Taste is creamy vanilla with slight coffee hints. Great beer will get again.
johnnyoski (388) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small, white head. If you just saw the glass sitting on the counter you would think its macro swill. Sweet cream, chocolate and a nutty aroma. Coffee is the dominant flavor, but its not overpowering. Hints of vanilla cream and cereal are also mixed in. Creamy texture with average carbonation. Different, yet smooth and very easy to drink.
48FanInCali (614) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Surprisingly enjoyable. Light golden pour with frothy white head. Nose of faint malt, coffee and vanilla. Was skeptical but the coffee really works in the taste. Could be a tad more malty and sweet. Nice work.
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daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blonde colored pour with a white head. Flavors of coffee, sure didnít look like a coffee beer! Toasted marshmallow, hint of white chocolate peanut butter, light yeastiness is nice. Very cool damn beer. Finds like this make GABF fun.
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours baked golden mostly clear with a smaller white head. The aroma brings straight up clean peanut butter, so unexpected from the impression that I was going to get coffee beans. Body is lighter, flavor brings some sweet golden malts and baked peanutty flavors, almost peanut butter again with a bit of hops on the end to bring the sweetness to a halt. Thoroughly enjoyed the unsuspecting characteristics of this beer.
Bill Becker (135) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Another6Pack. Thanks, Trent!
This pours a medium gold with a +2 finger head of foam.
The nose is interesting...notes of chocolate and light coffee. Maybe? some bready malt aromas. Yes, I think so. Weird smell to this brew but I have to say, itís inviting. The more I thought about it, the more I think it has kind of a brownie smell to it.
It has a very nice coffee flavour up front with more or less hints of chocolate. Not much hop bitterness that I can detect; all of the bitterness seems to be coming from the coffee. Iím digging it now that half the glass is gone.
Good mouthfeel and easy drinking, this would make for an excellent breakfast beer for those folks in Odd Sidesí distro area. 4.5% abv..you got the right idea!
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a semi hazy dark yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of coffee, pale malt, and grass. Falvor was similar, coffee, and creamer and marshmellows with a grassy golden ale finish. Impressed.