5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dirty amber, large frothy sandy head, nice lacing. Grainy mealy aroma, a little bready. Bready on the tongue, malty, light graininess. Not as mealy or grainy as the nose suggested. Moderate sweetness, a touch of sweet soil on the backside. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Malty mealy finish, moderate sweetness. Okay, but not the bright variety.
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Harry & David in Medford, OR. Pours hazy amber with a 2 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of a light brown ale. Almost a hint of chocolate. Med body - at least while the carbonation surges. Flavor has a greasy nutty character with a little hint of chocolate. It finishes bitter - but it’s almost like a bitter nut. Maybe my imagination is getting out of hand. Much more pleasing to drink than a typical "golden".
bpreo (1653) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mid-high amount of alcohol in this Golden Ale. A nice perk of course. Another new Brewery to me. It’s good, very rich, not as light and crisp as most Golden’s. Reminds me of the texture of a Bitter actually.