mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not bad. A little less intense then most blondes, it’s most notable character is it’s bready, yeasty flavor. While I was taken aback at first at such a diversion from the traditional style, this one really grew on me. The best Red Hook I have tried (though admittedly I haven’t tried a lot).
btwhite22 (2) - USA - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and has a high drinkability factor. Great for watching sporting events or hanging out with friends.
sallyclub99 (54) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good summer beer, gotta love the Saaz !
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much to look at but more than makes up for it in flavor. Very smooth and satisfying.
RastaManDan (12) - Hamstead, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden smooth and fine clean finish,
Not hoppy at all!
Great for hot summer days!
I love this Beer!
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than average, and remained tasty after sitting open on sampling table. Most of Red Hooks brews seem to be too hoppy for my tastes, but this was smooth. Not weak and almost citrus finish...?
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had from bottle. Aroma is a solid malt/hop balance forward, sweet. The malt overpowered the hops a bit after being open a few minutes. Beer is golden yellow with a white low retention head, clear. Flavor is sweet, bready malt forward, no aftertaste, with medium bitterness and a slight graininess. Mouthfeel has light carbonation feel for what seems to be med-high carbonation, medium body, and overall a very smooth, slightly creamy texture. Overall, this has always been en extremely easy-drinking beer to me. Always enjoy the sweetness and balance this one offers. A lot of blondes just taste like pilsners to me. The round ale yeastiness in this just gives such a different impression.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A blonde ale with blonde color. Refreshing. Light bodied and mild hops. Same catagory as Blue Moon and Sunset Wheat without the strong flavoring of orange and corriander. Good ale to start with.
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer reminded me vaguely of Caffrey’s. It is creamy with a hint of fruit. It was better than I expected. I’m not big on blonde ales, but this one is definately worth trying. Excellent brew.
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very decent blonde ale with well balanced hop/malt flavor slight wheaty taste. Good