PorterPounder (6051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tampa, FL - Total Wine & More - 12 oz can. Pours a hazy medium golden, little to no head. Aroma is fairly distant with a bit of soapiness. Flavor is treading on blandness, with some honey sweetness weighing in, a bit of grassiness, some grainy accents. Mouthfeel has a decent crispness to it. Drinkable - just not full of that much flavor.
60minuteman (1004) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bubbly little beer. Flavorful with sharp malt and hop notes. Some fruit. Citrus or grapefruit. Decent stuff.
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a light golden color with a white head. Aroma was of pale malt and grassy Hood. Flavor similar, a little sweet and astringent too.
Art (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow pour. Aroma of sweet malts and banana. Taste is sweet with a slight metallic tinge to it. not great b
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance is slightly hazy yellow. Aroma has hints of malts. Taste isn’t very memorable.
Drjohnrock (545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Twelve ounce can from Rivertowne Paradise sampler 12 pack purchased at Jeff’s Marathon, tasted on January 5, 2015. Cloudy medium yellow color, unpleasant sweet and sour odor, bittersweet/sour flavor, quite astringent. Call me a biased Cincinnati resident but based on the three Rivertowne beers I’ve had so far, I’ll take our local Rivertown Brewing Company over this Pennsylvania outfit anyday.
DocLock (8400) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy, bright, very carbonated golden with 2-finger, fizzy white head. Nose is hopcitrus, orange marmalade, caramel, mild diacetyl. Tastes citric, fruity, tart, with notes of apple, hops, mild spice, and piney hints.
conway (1940) - - NOV 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Fruity and sweet blonde with a hint of hop bitterness and biscuity malt. A little too sweet. Not much going on here.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear gold with a fluffy white head of foam. The aroma on this is particularly toasty. Sweet and crisp taste. Light in body and medium carbonation. Easily crushable.
bkurtz (955) - PERU - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can - Pours a clear, deep yellow with a smallish head. Aromas of lemon and something astringent. Little carbonation. Taste of sweet malts. Not very good.
Darkmagus82 (1954) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-21-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a golden amber colored brew with a one finger fizzy white head. The head fades very fast at first only to later slow leaving a persistent thin foam layer on the top of the brew. The foam dissipates over time leaving a good leave of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of a wheat and sweeter candied sugar and orange smell. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter spice smells of a corn sweetness.
Taste – The taste begins sweet with lots of orange sweetness and a good showing of a candied sugar taste. Along with the sweet is a nice smooth bready and doughy taste. The bready taste transitions slightly during the taste gaining more graininess as the flavor advances. The sweet taste also transition becoming more complex as some banana comes to the tongue. The candied sugar tastes grow quite strong at the end of the taste where some spice flavors and a bit of a grassy taste join the profile to leave a sweet and still, even with the little bit of graininess, rather smooth flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a brew of only 5.3 % abv and for a brew of it’s style, with the carbonation being on the slightly lower side for the style. The creamy body and lower carbonation really accentuates the sweeter flavors of the brew highlighting the smooth bready flavors and candied sugar quite well.
Overall – A sweet and very pleasant blond. Well worth a try if you can find it.