BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this at their place in Chicago. All the beer unless noted otherwise were good to very good. Unfortunately this was rated with another program and I can't import my comments.
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is pale malts, citrus/light tropical fruit and a small hint of sweetness. The flavor is pale/biscuit malts, tropical fruit, tart fruit, a hint of sweetness and a medium low but definitely there bitterness in the finish. Definitely reminiscent of a bitter, great ale.
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light, slightly cloudy straw-gold without much head. Very pleasant fruity nose with a bit of sharp hop bitterness. Flavor is an excellent balance of crisp clean hops, grassy notes, and juicy, vaguely citrusy fruits. Highly flavorful. Thicker body than expected, tingly palate. Even top-quality breweries often play it safe with their "entry-level" beer, usually so that non-beer-snobs who tag along with their beer-snob friends have something they can enjoy. This is the first beer I’ve tried from this brand-new brewery, and with it they’ve put the world on notice that they’re not compromising for anyone.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Draft at rev, pours clear uh, gold with small white head. Nose has a delicate soft grassy and peppery hop notes, honey malt base. Flavor has a nice simple cereal and honey malt backbone while grassy, leathery, and peppery hops cleanse the palate. Sweet finish gets annoying after a few ounces. A pretty simple, balanced golden ale only problem is it comes off pedestrian, like it was brewed at every rock bottom in the country. That may not be fair, but I’m in Logan square not the burbs. 3.4.
After a few years since my first impressions of this beer it clearly deserves a re-rate. I’m not sure if the beer changed at all or my palate or appreciation for more mild session beers has but this is a really beautiful blonde ale. Draft pour just kept me coming back for me with how wonderfully balanced and executed this beer is. Nothing really crazy about this blonde, but it seems to define the style (in a good way) very well, really enjoyable hop character that’s clean, smooth, floral, and citrusy. fermentation is very clean leaving a dry and light mouth feel, malt base has a slight honey character, simple and crisp. I could drink this beer for hours.
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 At Rockwells. Easy drinking session ale. Fuller flavor than other golden ales. Hops hit later on. Nice. Serving: Tap
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very crisp easy to drink beer, perfect for daytime. Citrus, dry hop, smooth, orange
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on tap at Revolution Brewery in Logan Square Chicago. Poured a clear amber hue, the aroma is more on a pilsner side, with thin white head and minimal lacing. The taste is subtly bitter with a dry finish. Lovely.
superspak (4663) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/19/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, wheat, light honey, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with big citrus hop presence and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, floral, grass, bread, wheat, light honey, and floral earthiness. Slight floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, bread, wheat, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; with good flavor robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice blond ale! All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lite gold body. Great "beer" aroma. Sweet crisp taste. Very sessionable. Excellent drinkable beer.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has some nice citrus and floral hop scents. Quite a pale gold color with minimal head. Has a really nice crisp taste of light hops and a little bit of apple.
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