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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyCraft (3393) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
On tap at the original Pizza Port in Solana Beach. Pours a clear light yellow color with good white lacing, not much head. Aromas of faint honey, little bit of malt, lager notes. Taste is like seltzer water, not much flavor going on. Refreshing but not enough for my palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlenVargas (141) - Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2012
This is the only beer review I’m going to be able to pull off from the Great California Excursion of December 2011. I grabbed a pitcher of the Cardiff Cream at Pizza Port Solana Beach because I had to get a beer that looked enough like a standard pale lager for the GF to enjoy. It’s still a solid option--nothing too fancy, rather conservative, but finely-crafted just the same. The Cardiff Cream has enough heartiness and flavor, tending more towards the sweet than the bitter, to separate it from some more boring golden ale or lager varieties. And, this beer reminds me more of, say, a Boddington’s in appearance and mouth-feel than other goldens/blondes I’ve tasted. Again, I wasn’t blown away by the Cardiff Cream (as I was by the Cowabunga Cream Stout), but it has a lot of appeal for a wide range of palates.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
On tap at PP Solana beach. Very pale yellow color. Low hop aroma and bitterness. Light hint of corn sweetness. No skunk. Super easy to drink, like water. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2010
On tap at Solana Beach. Pours bright gold with almost no head. Just a thin white suggestion. The beer has good bitterness on the tongue, medium carbonation. Crisp, like a kolsch. Because it’s not creamy at all it misses on style points but tastes good regardless. Clean and flawless.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 25, 2009
Draft @ Solano Beach: Straw color, has a malty hay flavor, easy to drink a decent session beer. Good in the summer for the heat. Drank on a visit to the Pizza Port in Solano Bach, must for Pizza and Beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. Light malt aroma. Light malt and mineral flavor with a bit of creaminess. Medium-light bodied. Easy drinking. Malt, honey, and mineral notes linger

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
Draft at Solana Beach. A light golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of citrus and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Getting notebook online. Draft at Solana Beach. Pours a light gold, straw color. Sweet bread flavors with a subtle hop touch.Simple light and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
growler shared by alexanderj. gold and yellow pour, some white head. aroma is grain and light earthiness. flavor is wet grain and rye bread. good example of the style.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexanderj (3331) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2008
From a growler; Poured a clear, dullish gold; decent sized white head. Aroma of honey, bread, lager yeast and grass. Very bready and grainy; decent hop bitterness. Maybe a slight hint of spice/pepper. Ok; decent for the style.


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