bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap in Solana beach. Im a bit sad i wasted my money on thsi one. There is nothing creamy about this beer. Its a slightly sweet, pale lager. Granted its better than most mainstream lagers, but not what I expect from the port. Avoid this one, unless you are comming from a long bikje ride or day at the beach.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap at Solana Beach - Pours clear yellow with a very light malt aroma. The flavor is also very light. I can hardly detect any hops and the malts are mild. Itís smooth and refreshing with a mild hops finish, but far too bland overall.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Solana Beach. Pours a transparent color of golden corn with a tiny wisp of white, uneven head. Light, pleasantly sweet aromas of vanilla and gentle caramel, accompanied by a light rye bread hoppy undertone. Light bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel with dominating flavors of corn. Corn, corn, and some sweet corn with a splash of pale lager. No. Why did I have to try this style? I succumbed to my desire to rate a cream ale from one of my favorite breweries, hoping Iíd have a chance at being pleasantly surprised. The news resounds through my head loud and clear - this style is doomed. Now Iím just sad I didnít order my "go-to" Lou P Lin instead. Final smack of fruit loops without the sugar.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Pizza Port Solana Beach: clear yellow, nose is husky and lotiony, a bit light and musky in the flavor, not much to it.
omhper (23713) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear pale yellow, creamy head. Fruity raspberry aroma. Sweet with clean mouthfeel and fairly light body. Notes of vegetables, light body. Would pass unooticed at most brewpubs.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Solana Beach location. Nothing much to talk about here. Too bland for my taste.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pale straw color with a small creamy white head. Light malty aroma with hints of citrus. Some grainy flavors, hints of grassy and citron hop character. Some residual sweetness in the finish with a crisp bitterness. Mouthfeel is light medium and somewhat dry.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solana Beach / big mouthfeel, slight honey, slightly cremey... nothing big. just bottle it, and let me mow my lawn. wooooh. yeah, right.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2006 On tap in Solana beach: Pale yellow color with a thin white head. Flavor is lightly sweet with a hint of fruit and a very light bite at the finish. Smooth, creamy, but thin palate. Lawn mower beer.
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Solana. Extremely pale yellow w very thin white head that dissapated quickly. This beer had a nice malty aroma but barely noticable. Nice creamy malt flavor but too weak/thin for me.