thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This was a good blonde, nothing special, but decent, and the girls loved it as advertised.
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewery. Strong malt nose with some pepper as well. Flavor is malt dominant as well. Some weird peppery notes that remind me of Belgian yeast phenols or alcohol. I’m guessing its some higher alcohol here.
brokensail (10728) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Placerville Brewing. Golden orange pour with a white head. Sweet sugar, straw, bread, and fruity esters. A bit of pear and apple and grass. Flavors of sugar, bread, and fruit. Pear, apple, paper, and grass. A little bit boozy.
monk191 (874) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
More like a pale ale then a blonde. Pours an ugly clear yellow. Smells a little fruity. Taste is fruity to start, with a hoppy finish. Decent, but nothing to write home about. Had at the brewery in Placerville.
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BeerFunGuy (622) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This light gold beer has a pleasing aroma. It is a little bitter but has a subtle fruity flavor. It is a good beer to pair with a spicy burger.
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JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best beer that I had from the sampler and even that wasn’t enough for me to want to spend $20 on a growler. Mild sweetness with some spice. Lingering bitterness even after having food.
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy light amber with a creamy white head. Light malty aroma. Med body. Flavor of light malt with light grassy hop. It’s bitter, but not strongly so. Light malt lingers.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Placerville. Pours a bright, clear golden color; thin, fine-bubbled white head. Sweet, crystalline sugar nose; fruity, honeyed, but mostly sweet malt sugars in the aroma. Medium-full body; moderate CO2; a touch of prickly, vinous alcohol. Functions off a combination of sweet honeyed maltiness, warming alcohol that’s well integrated, and a bit of pepper from the yeast; almost along the lines of a strong golden Belgian ale. A touch messy and sweet (especially compared to the version at Jack Russell), all told, but holds itself together proudly. Their bestseller. Long toasty and bready finish; still on the sweet side.
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours light copper with a thin white head and a fruity aroma. There is a nice caramel malt flavor that starts sweet and finishes a little bitter.
gmanbeer (43) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped on the way back from snowboarding in Tahoe so it may have made it taste better, Poured a pale gold with small head, slight aroma of sweetness, thin bodied. Taste slighty sweet, dough, a little yeasty. Very easy to drink, and like in the desciption "decidedly strong". Two pints got me pretty toasty