jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is a very clear medium gold with a white head that rises about 1 finger.
The aroma is pretty light, pretty plain with only a little skunk.
The taset is pretty plain, but by no means bad or skunky. It really just reminds me of a much better version of an american macro.
drdisque (585) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, a little bit nutty, spicy, and somewhat bready. I was somewhat disappointed but it was decent. Nothing special.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear medium gold with a small white headrhat doesn’t stick around too long. Faint butterscotch and some spicy hops on the nose. Lightly bready malt, butterscotch, and snappy earthy and spicy hops. A touch fruity and rounded. Light bodied but not watery. Less diacetyl character than their stronger pale beers but still noticeable. Adds a somewhat pleasant touch here. Pretty solid but a little off for my tastes.
SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewpub. citrus, lemongrass hops. crisp. slightly creamy toast. reminds me of the brewkettle hoppy little gold beer. a nice, light, hoppy, sessionable beer. a bit watery, but ultradrinkable.
wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on draft at Revolution. Pours clear golden with a fluffy white head that recedes to nice lace. The nose is caramel malt and citrus hops with a hint of maple. Flavor starts off with some cereal maltiness and then moves to some good acidity and citrus hops with a nice bread flavor on the back. The body is medium with a sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a decent bitter and citrus finish. This beer has some very good acidity that keeps my mouth watering long after a drink.
Dogbrick (8803) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear golden color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Caramel malt and light hops in the nose. Light body with flavors of sweet malt, butterscotch and mildly spiced hops. The finish is grassy hops with a short mildly bitter aftertaste. Decent brew overall.
andyhwcinc (1535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Of the two beers I had at Revolution, this one was the best. For a blonde ale this is rather hoppy and very crisp. Perfect for the hot summer day on which I imbibed. Would definitely drink again.
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a nice clear golden color with a small white head and some lacing. Awesome citrus hop aroma, with honey and grainy pale malt. Smells phenomenal, way better than I expected from the description. Flavor is great for the style. A little grainy with sweet pale malt and honey as well as bright citrusy hops. Reminds me of a golden ale version of FFF Alpha King even, which is about as high a compliment as I can give a beer like this. Nice palate, fairly sweet and medium-light with a mild sweetness. Overall, wow, what a great golden ale. This is typically a boring style in my opinion, but this one was very drinkable and enjoyable.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of cereal malt and fresh baked baguette. appearance is clean yellow sun. flavor is excellent balance of sizzling bitter hops with limited citrus and more delectable fresh baked bread. another chicago brewery (half acre gossamer being the other) bringing new life to this often maligned style.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Pale clear golden with white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and light pale malts. Flavors of light malts, citrus and finishes hop bitterness. Really refreshing hoppy golden ale. This was the surprise of the night as I thought this was a really solid brew. This was my wife’s favorite of the night.