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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   ABV: -
A medium bodied blonde ale lightly hopped with fine domestic hops in the kettle and dry hopped at the end of the boil for a subtle aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(12oz bottle, best by 8-30-05) Lightly hazed golden body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pastry, caramel, some grapefruit/floral. Taste is medium sweet, bread, caramel, some grapefruit, light orange. Light-medium body, light acidity. A bit bitter for the style, very nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a thin rich white head with some lacing and gold color. Aroma is mild citrus-lemon/earthy/spicy (EKG, Saaz&Amarillo?), secondary grain/medium malt. Taste is earthy/spicy hops (more EKG/Fuggle&some Saaz-continental), most of the citrus disappeared from the aroma, grainy/husky. Enjoyable. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Located at a liquor store in Brookline, MA. Pours a clear dark yellow-gold color with a thin bone white head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grassy hops with touches of sweet fruit. Light, crisp body with bready malt, grain and some hops flavor. The finish is dry and mildly bitter and does not resonate with much flavor aside from some weak hops. Average all around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice golden colour. Sweet caramel and fruity aroma. Nice refreshing malty and a bit fruity flavour. Bit dry hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9984) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Hazy canary dark straw color, with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy tropical fruit, hops, citrus, bready pale malt, apricot. Tastes pale malty, with some hopcitrus notes and a dry apricotty fruit presence, and some tangerine as it warmed. The taste was a minor letdown after the aroma, but this is one I’d definitely buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with an off white head. Hoppy aroma, floral with fruity notes. Balanced flavor with more floral notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of citrus, dough, wildflowers. Taste is of caramel, citrus, some light peppery notes in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle (thanks Sue!) Golden? This poured more an amber color with a thin yeasty white head. Moderately crystaline hoppy aroma. Nice well-rounded hoppy beer, no like an American Pale or anything, but well-rounded "beer" ... not overpowering in any ay, bu it’s got just enough of everything ... little hoppy click, nice malty base, little apple fruity twist. Nice. (#2645, 1/12/07)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2005
2005 bottle consumed on 6/11/2005. Fantastic golden-amber, brilliant and lusterous. Small white head, is lightly bubbly, but retained at about a centimeter. Light chill haze and a touch of lacing. Smells of light citrus and pale malts. Tastes a bit of sourdough, quite bready and grainy, ample pale malt. Dry toasted grains as well. Soft lemon and orange rind notes give moderate bitterness. A bit too dry and acidic overall. Not watery, though, but just needs more malt sweetness. Some tea-like astringency on the end. Medium-light body, with low carbonation. Orange-herbal tea retronasal. Acidity again, though not horribly apparent, as in the Summer wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Ryan/Casey. Light brown bod with prickly tan head. Fully hoppy nose, with some pine notes. Creamy texture. Taste of hops, caramel. Pretty good actually. Plenty of grapefruit in the finish.

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