BigBeer45 (1371) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a can,
this ale had a clear gold -yellow pour and gave a white one finger cover that receded to a small ring and scatter of bubbles here and there,
this drink had aromas of light bread malt, faint pear like fruit notes in the background, very faint spice and citrus hops,
there was some bread and sugar sweetness,
the flavors were light bread malt, citrus hops, and a little sweetness,
the finish had a light bitterness with a little malt trailing afterwards,
the mouth feel was light on the tongue, it was creamy and had average to lively carbonation,
an easy drinking blond beer.
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Hopcat A2. Pours a clear yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is straw forward with earthy grains and a bit of biscuit supporting. Flavor is similar with a combination straw and earthy grain that has a touch of sweetness.
superspak (3968) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Damn good robustness and balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a damn nice American blonde ale style. All around great balance and robustness of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
jcr (2458) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Hazy gold with a frothy, white head. Light aroma of corn, wet straw, toasted and raw grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of grain, corn, biscuit. Hint of honey.
Onslow (1318) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12oz can. Crystal clear golden brew with white head. Good lacing and head retention. Aroma dominated with a crisp and slightly fruity hops with musty, earthy notes around the edges. Taste is light and refined malt at the start. Mild hops bitter is present up front, ends with a crisp finish, though a little sweet malt still comes through. Noble hops and hints of green fruit at the very end, also some earthy notes. Not a trace of adjunct. Creamy pleasant palate. Excellent job within the constraints of the style.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma and some flavor of corn. Nice beer.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap: Golden, toasted yellow body with good clarity. Soapy white head on tap that lasts for a bit. Aroma is very mild. Faint grain, grass, & hints of floral notes with a mild citrus zest backdrop. Flavor is light & easygoing as well, with notes of mild citrus, orange, & lemon zest, grassy hops, a mild earthiness, timid grains, & some toasted biscuit malt leading into the mostly clean finish. Not a whole lot going on, but still pretty drinkable. Tasty overall.
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate sweet cereal, grain, and a touch of grass. It’s a transparent gold with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet grain, faint honey, and a touch of citrus. The finish has light straw, grass, and a hint of lemon peel. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
HonkeyBra (3896) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma of grains, grass, mild fruit and bread. Some herbal hop notes. Flavor has a medium bready sweetness cut by mild herbal hop bitterness. Light bodied with spritzy texture, lively carbonation. Finishes a bit sweet with mild fruitiness.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Trippers. Pale yellow with a white head. Mild hay aromas. Sweet hay and tons of grain in the finish