DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Part of the sampler at the brewery in Garden grove. Never have been a fan of blondes. Too much of a corn/grain flavor. Not bad, just not my style.
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draft pour at the Encinitas Oggi’s on 8th May 2016. Came in a frosted glass with ice floating in the freezing beer, what the hell is all that about. I wanted to try all the beers they had on tap, but no flights, so I had three 16oz beers before leaving. Too cold to have any aroma, too cold to have any taste, looked OK if you like icebergs in your beer. Scored as objectively as I could.
rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Oggi’s in Vista, California. Clear pale golden beer with a small head. Thin malty aroma, bready, some grass. Thin malty caramel flavor, some citrus and grass. Very boring.
Barreras (1505) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light yellow color with a grain aroma. Taste is clean, golden malt flavor. No aftertaste, typical blonde ale with no distinct flavor qualities.
blipp (7896) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Grainy malty base, some sweetness, straw, and a relatively clean finish. A middle-of-the-road brewpub Cream Ale.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden Yellow with white head. Smell of corn, fruit, grain. Taste is of fruit, and grain with malt and a slight bitterness.
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a clear pale golden color with a white head. The aroma was of earth, toasted malts with a hint of mild hops. The taste was malty, sweet with some earthy grainy notes and a touch of mild coriander and yeast. Decent.
slowrunner77 (9401) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
nothing to take notice of, but not horrible either. i can usually take or leave this style, and this is no exception, but i guess it’s kinda sorta fairly well done and refreshing-ish for the style."
bytemesis (6295) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear pale yellow, small white head, nice lacing. Aroma is faint hay and honey. Flavor is about the same, mild and inoffensive. Light sweet, light grassy bitter. Light body.
Brigadier (3490) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
I didn’t have high hopes for Oggi’s but being the closest location to the hotel and having been to Stone World Bistro twice I wanted to do something different. This was good enough that the sample was not hard to finish. However much like the rest of the pours that night it was ultimately a forgettable run of the mill release.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden base retained only a trace of head by the time it got to the table. Light lemons and sweetness provide some character. Overall though it is a low key cream ale that fits in well with the style - forgettable, light, and simple.
Flavor / Palate - Light lemons and custard provide a burst of flavor before this recedes like the outgoing tide. A clean texture is nicely paired with a drinkable body. Ultimately though, like most cream ales, it lacks anything to make it distinctive. If you have to pick just four samples pass on this one.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Somewhat sweet with a lazy, inert flavor profile. It’s empirically diaphanous and sports a white, lacy head. This is a good chugging beer, but if you’re going to break out your leather journal while conducting tasting notes, you’re going to be disappointed (as I am here).