Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury, shared with family. Pours pale yellow with a small, white head. Crispy crackers in the nose, some light lemon. Light sweet flavor, mild pale malts, white sugar, mild bread, faint citrus and straw bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Feels good. Lightly drying finish, some faint leafy bitterness, hay, straw. Pretty bland overall but not offensive.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft crisp grain, light hop presence, crackers and grain. Medium bodied, sweet and grainy, light touches of a very faint lemon citrus note. Crisp and clean, a touch sweet, and a little bit empty, but as it’s currently 95F inside, I’m quite happy with a bomber of this today.
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Luke’s Liquors (Brewster, MA). Arôme: Très légère odeur d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #3686)
ClarkVV (5798) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught pint at the brewpub on 9/3/07
Small, quickly fizzling white head tops a clear golden-apricot colored body.
Smells of a very strong mineral dominance. Not flawed, but it just seems like the water isn’t well-suited to this light of a beer. Very little malt sweetness, somewhat watery (though nothing unusual for the style) and just full of a strong, somewhat bland mineral flavor and aroma. The water works incredibly well with dark malts, as I found their dry stout and imperial stout exceptional. Add the lack of hop character in this one and it seems very lackluster and not overly fresh or crisp tasting/smelling. Not flawed though (no diacetyl, acetyldehyde, phenols, etc...), just a bit off-putting to me on account of the water. Low aroma and flavor strength, very light body, medium amounts of carbonation with a loose texture.
ben4321 (5694) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: Draft at the Brew Pub, 10/6/09
Just had a few sips of this one, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it. It was pretty boring.
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice and crisp, clean and toasty light malts, clean and plain.
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of pale and light toasted malts plus floral hops. Flavor a little light on everything. Average to light texture. A decent beer for the style, but not the best overall.
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear bright golden color with a small white head and great lacing. Standard aroma, helles-like but with less honey to it, bready. The flavor is pleasant, with grain, pilsner malt, and bread. Not big on the hops, but enjoyable. Very crisp and clean with a light and lively mouthfeel. Good for the style.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mew’s - Wakefield, RI. Pours a crisp golden sheen of clean and clear pale gold with a minimal froth of white. Aroma a minimal swipe of grass, white bread, and salt. Flavors are gentle and ultra-clean. Two-row malt and a bit of alcohol. Easily one of the cleanest Golden Ales I’ve ever had, which is pleasing and makes it very drinkable. Finishes with nice, slightly spicy and straightforward flavorful hop character in the smack. I could work on a few of these.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a bomber purchased on Martha’s vineyard. A quality malted brew.