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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Looks can be deceiving! This satisfying simulation of self exploration is sure to surprise your pallet. It’s an extremely smooth sessionable coffee blonde. So light a candle and enjoy the adventure this beer has to offer.


FunkyBrewster's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Evolutionary (461) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Couple of Cans with Ryan in Muskegon. Strange mix Of coffee and dark with a golden ale. Not great but passable. They have other, better brews.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (4564) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
(En fût à Sport Shotz Detroit Airport): Un mélange plutôt efficace de céréales craquants, légèrement acidulées et d’un voile de torréfaction. Finale peu amère mais juteuse. Un liquide peu complexe mais bien exécuté.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5548) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Aroma is citrus, malts, fruit and very funky. The flavor is malts, coffee, fruit, earthy, spices and a funky/sweetish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (1179) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy blonde, white head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, some wheat. Flavor is coffee, vanilla, white chocolate. Nice. Blonde ale with coffee. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2016
12oz tulip at HopCat Detroit pours a clear gold lacing white head. Nose is nice with coffee and cream, candlewax, vanilla. Flavor is sweet with coffee and cream, some corn, floral, vanilla. Dry finish. So drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Orange pour from draft at Merkles, white head. Has a cream and coffee aroma, taste doesn’t follow the appearance in my opinion. Has a coffee and lager flavor, it is easy to drink but not sure I’d order it up again. Worth a try though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2016
This is kinda a novelty but drinkable at least. It’s cloudy pale golden w/ a long lasting head of medium bubbles. It smells sort of grassy and hoppy, mildly grainy, but tastes mostly of vanilla w/ a hint of coffee. It has really brisk carbonation which seems to clash w/ the somewhat thick mouthfeel and the overall flavor. It finishes w/ roasty coffee bitterness and some lingering sweetness. This one is more about the added ingredients than the base beer, which is fine I suppose, but doesn’t really come together here.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2016
A new brewery for me. Poured from a can, looks like your generic adjunct American beer. Aroma is yeast, grass and hay. Flavor has just a hint of coffee and some malt. Texture is a bit thicker than water. I think this would be nice beer after chopping grass, a hard day fishing, or even hang in at the beach.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (2696) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
i love the name but that is where the love stops. this beer is a mess. awful coffee malty aroma. flavor is even worse. very thin, some coffee and what is that vanilla? yuck. garbage. you people are crazy. sink pour

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL, enjoyed on the night of Super Tuesday....gonna be a long one! Appearance is a brownish yellow with a carbonated white head that dissipates relatively quickly. Aroma is a unique mixture of caramel, coffee, vanilla, smells nice. Taste is really really good, vanilla and coffee come out great and this has a relatively light profile, not heavy. Good stuff here!


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