topherh (1920) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is very light malt. Flavor is sweet malt , grassy, straw, little bitter in the finish.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale straw yellow, nose is herbal and grainy, taste is grainy with a hint of floral hops.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12 ounce bottle - pint glass) yellow color with half finger size head. For little head there is it retents well, better than decent lacing. Aroma is faint and possibly of wheat and barley malt. Tastes of medium bitterness and light sweetness. Flat carbonation and thin texture.
ExpendableHero (833) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hazy golden beer with a small white head. Nice lacing effects, no real aroma here, mainly whiffs of caramel. The taste is bland, some caramel, hints of citrus/wheat. It was refreshing, high carbonation. Goes down smooth, but this was pretty boring.
poisoneddwarf (2226) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into English pint. Two blonde ales back to back--how exciting! That is sarcasm you hear in my words. Nose is pretty bland, but there’s some pineapple and Granny Smith apple aromas present. Hazy gold appearance with a small head full of big bubbles that dissipates very quick. Compared to the Beach Bum I had before this, this one is definitely not as pretty to look at. Not as tasty, either. Beach Bum stood out from the blonde ale crowd; this one fits right in. There is absolutely nothing interesting to distinguish this from the scores of blonde ales out there. Extremely boring. Very drinkable if you’re in a sessionable non-thinking mood, however. Taste is bittersweet (bitterness is slight; sweetness is more apparent). Finish is a bit salty. But it seems almost all Redhook beers are salty. What’s up with that anyway? Carbonation is high; body is light. Kind of watery. So Beach Bum wins in this blonde ale comparison.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear and super light in color, effervescent in appearance. Aroma is fairly light with no distinguishable characterstics... and hints at crackers. Body is light, flavor is of slight grain, no distinct hop aroma or flavor, mildly bitter. Nothing super however goes down well on a hot day.
Goodgrief (1973) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, sample, Portsmouth location. Fluorescent gold, minimal lacing. The aroma was that of pear juice. It’s sweet, malty and syrupy. The flavor was grainy and syrupy pear, an odd cardboard-like finish. Not watery, as many RH brews tend to be, but not excellent.
freekyp (1855) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2010 Something just struck me right about this ale. On their own, none of the elements really stood out, but they came together very nicely. Aroma is strong with cracker and fruity notes. Lemony. Pouors a clear blonde with easy carbonation and light lacing. Mouthfeel is where this Blonde stood out. Slick full mouthfeel leaves the mouth watering for more. Excellent lawnmower beer. Bring me more!
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Yellow color with little head. Aroma is lots of carmel and floral hop aroma. Flavor is similar with hops adding just a little bit of bitterness to the end. Not for me.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- pours a yellow blonde with a nice white head. The head leaves behind a collar and lacing.
S- almost undectable. very light smell of malt and yeast.
T- very light taste of yeast then an after taste of hop bitterness. after a few sips sweet citrus flavor is present too.
P- light body with medium carbonation. The carbonation overrides the lightness of the body
O-nice summer beer. not one to drink to fast or too slow.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-05-2007 22:03:25