Christpuncher (1571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bitter, malty, and Pilsner malts dominate. Leaves the toungue dry and bitter. Pours light yellow with a thin white head. Had at rock bottom brewery.
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gowdy (795) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is actually the Buttons Up Blonde version. Clear with not much head. A golden colour.
Beerman6686 (4877) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was of grassy hops, pale grain, and light butter. Flavor was light bitterness, grassy and not too sweet. Decent
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in Arlington, VA. Pours crystal clear pale golden, large creamy white head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is grass, grain, bubblegum. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, grassy, floral, quite clean and a solid beer for the style. Light body.
Ron (2786) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Brewpub in Campbell with Kara and Patty. Clear gold with a nice white head. Smells light and grassy and a little sweet. Flavor is grains with a little citrus and just a hint of earthiness. Very light and refreshing.
rumproasts (3500) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Very clear golden with small head. Bready with light grain. Rather flat, dull flavor profile. Could use a bit of hops.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: Draft at Rock Bottom Charlotte. It pours yellow with a slight white head. Light nose with a touch of grain and soap. Light bitterness on the tongue with a little floral note and some grain. Overall very light flavor with a thin body.
Ferris (6339) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Light toasted grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Toasted malts and some nice mellow grains, light fruit esters and bitterness. Decent.
Kinz (3395) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Richmond Short Pump. Pale clear yellow, slight head. Aroma lightly of pale malt and floral hops. Flavor matches, with some fruity esters. Not perhaps totally to style, but deviated in ways I liked. Good lawnmower brew, well executed.
Frank (3143) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this one at the Chicago location. I would not say this is perfectly to style but it is definitely a very nice blond ale one way or the other. It is perfectly clear and golden w/ a head that leaves behind great rings of lace w/ each sip. It is a nice mild but flavorful beer. A simple bready maltiness plays off hops that start of mild and grassy at first but seem to take on a more fruity character as you dig into the glass. This is medium bodied beer but vigorous but fine carbonation helps it feel a bit lighter. It finishes clean w/ just some lingering bitterness on the tongue. This is not exactly a heavy hitting beer but if you take some time w/ it, it’s really very enjoyable. I am glad I chose to have a glass rather than blow through a sampler w/ this one. Probably would have scored it much lower had I only had a couple ounces.