Theis (11078) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rock Bottom Chicago. Clear golden - white head. Bread. Zesty. Ok bitterness. Light fruity. Crispy. Toasted. Grassy hoppy. OK.
tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Apr 28, tap @ Rock Bottom, Chicago. Pours clearl golden with a creamy off white head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity, citric, caramel and grassy. Flavor is malty, orange, bitter hoppy and sweet. Medium body. Finishes longlived bitter.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at RB...This pours a super dark gold straw but its still very clear...The head is totally dead, nothing at all there...The taste is also super light, can’t taste anything but light skunk. Its not bad per se just boring, why drink this?
Overall, an easy session beer but nothing special.
DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a sampler at the brewpub. Clear golden, minimal white head. Sweaty peachy aroma, light caramel. Same stonefruit flavours on the palate, slightly floral, low bitterness. Pleasant enough session ale.
rubbishystuff (1564) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Decided to try the Cask version of this. They said it was dry hopped. Very smooth. Not a lot excitement. Serving: Cask
otakuden (1616) - Vero Beach, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(the non cask-treated version)
She poured rich shades of gold and straw, a sight for sore eyes indeed. Orange shimmers about as the light pokes through crystal clear depths resting under a full white head. Ironically, the head is thicker in the middle than around the sides of the glass. Dipping my nose into the white fluff, I wallow in sweet rolls, Hawaiian rolls, green grass, and lemon pith. A very soft nose, there is a pervasive sense of dampness in the air, almost as if I am surrounded by the dew of early morning. Still mild, though a far cry better than the Line Drive Light, I discover an equally soft and smooth mouthfeel. Honey sweetness flitters in and out of my line of taste while holding steady in the middle are Hawaiian rolls, sweet rolls, and white bread. A quick kiss of bitterness in the back disappears just as fast, leaving behind whispers of green grass and lemon pith. There is little else to discover as I work my way to the bottom of my tasting glass.
Meh. The wonderfully soft mouthfeel impressed me the most, lifting the Chicago Gold a wee bit higher on the tasting scale than she would have been without.
anders37 (12708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Rock Bottom Chicago, Chicago, IL. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty flavor. Has a fruity malty finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Brewpub in Chicago in March 2008.
Clear golden with a small white head.
Mild hoppy aroma. Taste of yeast, detergent and citrus. Nothing to write home about.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Tap] Pours a clear golden color with just a bit of wispy white head. Quite a bit of grain in the aroma. A light malty and grassy flavor. A crisp hop bite in the finish was nice. Decent carbonation level. No glaring flaws. Clearly a beer brewed for the masses, but actually not too bad.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Rock Bottom Chicago. Pours clear gold with a medium off-white head. Creamy malt nose with a bit of crisp hops. Flavor is about the same. Not a whole lot going on here.