bulldogops (1140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 OZ sample at Beer Revolution courtesy of @kgamiller. Clear golden pour, weak white foam that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is earthy malts, hints of caramel, and mild floral. Taste is a mild sweetness, honey, citrus, little bit of pastry shop malt, and just nice and light. Fruity, yeasty notes also. A delicious blonde worthy of the Iron Throne, for now. Can’t wait for more in this series.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled February of 2013.
Appearance: The body is hazy despite sitting upright in my fridge for a few hours, though before then it was laying sideways so that may be my fault. The head is tall and dense with excellent retention, slowly dissipating unevenly while creating a mess on the side of the glass.
Aroma: The first things that come to mind are sweet orange and an earthy, slightly leathery, presence with a spicy touch. There’s sort of a homebrew extract brew malt aroma as well. Not very enticing.
Taste: Wheat and lemon are the first things of note with an earthy presence throughout and a touch of prickling spice on the finish along with orange peel. Pretty mellow and the finish is rather abrupt. Not really impressed.
Palate: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.
Overall: I can only assume that either I’m getting sick, which I am not, people are overhyping the beer due to it’s correlation with the wildly popular show, or this beer is too old. I know for a fact that there is no way that a 6.5% blonde ale will age 2 years like the bottle indicates, especially if it’s not very good 6 months after release.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy pale gold colour with a decent sized white head leaving average lace up the glass. Aroma is noble hops, cloves, wheaty/yeasty. Flavor is cloves, yeast, noble hops, mild bitterness, spicy and a little dry.
Reimer96 (1513) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden straw color with a nice frothy white head that leaves tons of lace. Aroma of grass, crisp noble hops, citrus, sweet floral esters and some spice. Taste is bitter orange peel, spicy nobel hops and some sweet fruitiness on the finish. Very crisp and clean finish a d a nice refreshing blonde ale.
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1 finger head, pale straw colored. I get orange peels and clementines. There’s a mild funky leather brett nose. Loads and loads of wheat for miles. bland from middle to finish. wouldn’t want a 750 of this
naivepegasus (354) - USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudly yellow with a few fingers of pure white, slowly dissipating head. Nose of clove and wheatgrass. Taste strongly of lemongrass, a crisp beer, though not as drinkable as you’d want.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours hazy yellow with a standard white head. Aroma of spice, citrus, grains and hops and yeast. taste is somewhat dry for the style. Good.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [750ml]. Pours a cloudy pale yellow-gold with a massive lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast along with bready notes, spices and fruit. Flavour is yeasty, spicy & herbal along with some fruit and some light hops showing up as well. Spicy finish. Medium bodied. Really pleasant.
yumyum (217) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Disappointing especially after Matilda. Not overly flavorful. Not a bad beer by any means just not overly impressed.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a slightly hazy very pale yellow/golden colour with a bunch of foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is decently malty with a bit of biscuit, and a bit of cereal (though not in a bad way), there’s also some distinct citrus from the hops. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a huge amount of carbonation that just seems to explode and foam in your mouth. Taste is a bit bitter but also decently sweet and a bit of lemon rind. The taste isn’t bad, it’s just a bit simple. Still, as far as blond ales go, pretty decent.