Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. HAzy yellow with a nice white head that laced up real nice. Lemony all around, but the flavor was rather mild with a little bit of acidity.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at red eye. A hazy golden yellow with white head. Very very light body with dominant lemongrass flavor, though the ginger shows up in the finish. Very drinkable on a hot summer day.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Received an early release sample of this summer golden ale at the Red Eye brewpub in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin. Fresh from the brite tank, pours a hazy golden straw colored brew with a thick and lumpy white head that just does not go away. Aroma of Belgian wit style character with golden grain malt, some wheat, coriander, a hint of ginger and just a touch of lemon. Taste is smooth, creamy, medium bodied with flavors of golden multi-grain malt, lemon grass, coriander, some peach and a touch of white pepper. Finish continues to be smooth, semi-sweet with a short lived lemon and wheat aftertaste. One of the best summer golden lemon/shandy style ales I have tried.