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GOLD METAL 2000 Great American Beer Festival! This light refreshing Cream Ale is brewed for those who enjoy a clean, crisp beer. It uses small amounts of Vienna malt to add body and flavor while preserving the light color. Sterling hops provides just a hint of spice in the aroma. Is now sold in Petco Park, Qualcomm Stadium, and the Del Mar Race Track in plastic bottles.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2842) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
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 itís kinda sorta fairly well done and refreshing-ish for the style."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (3685) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3125) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at brewpub
I didnít have high hopes for Oggiís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Somewhat sweet with a lazy, inert flavor profile. Itís empirically diaphanous and sports a white, lacy head. This is a good chugging beer, but if youíre going to break out your leather journal while conducting tasting notes, youíre going to be disappointed (as I am here).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2818) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
22 jan 2014, tap at Oggis in Fullerton. Yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is crisp lemon and some straw malt. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Lemon citrus and maybe some stale grass. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2207) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Plastic bottle at Qualcomm. Pours a gold fluffy white color with bready yeasty taste . Decent flavor and goes well with the crappy pizza ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1287) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Not much aroma. Very light and tasty beer. What I like best about it is the hop bitterness in the aftertaste

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattH (657) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Tap. Light gold pour. Did not get too much from the aroma. Taste is light cereal malt and a slight bitterness. Nice smooth body and lower carbonation.

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