beastiefan2k (2743) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to golubj. Pours cyrstal clear golden/yellow with a small but strong head. Aroma is lightly bread-y malts with light earthy hops. Taste is a nicely dry with a nice blend of pils malt and lightly sweet white-bread maltiness. Also has a lightly bitter and very calm hoppy finish. I really like it, easy drinking with a pils/Belgian mix.
Growler form brewpub.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nice grainy, pale american malt aroma and flavor. A little citrusy. Maybe some mint in the finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to Beastiefan2k. Poured a clear gold with a white head. Light yeasty notes in the aroma and a toasted malt base. Mild sweetness. The flavor is malty with more of that yeasty character. Moderately bitter finish. Semi-dry finish with a light to medium body.
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by beastiefan2k - very light colored beer, with a soapy, lasting head - fairly grainy and grassy aroma, with almost peppery hops, apparent pils malt, and a slightly belgianish yeast character - none of that character in the flavor, though - just clean yet bready pale malts and pleasant grassy bitterness - dries out and gets a bit chalky in the finish, leaving the tongue anxious for more - nice beer.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to golubj for sending this and beastiefan2k for sharing it. Very pale straw coloured beer with a thin white head. Aroma is really nice. Clean fresh hay, straw and a lovely floral/zesty hoppy aroma. Lightly citrusy. A lightly bready maltiness, a little bit flinty and chalky. Really great balance, a little bit of lightly belgian sort of earthiness. Man, this is a very tasty/quaffable summer beer.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at the brewpub. Pours light amber with a fluffy white head, lots of spider web lace. Smells mellow grassy hoppy with a nice malt backbone. Tastes surprisingly hoppy, grassy, earthy and mellow. Not too bitter at all, sweet and cereal malty. Medium body, good carbonation.
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub during the RR 4th anniversary.
Pours a clear gold color with a sticky white head. Aroma is soft and citric. Flavor is lightly grainy with a lemony zing and a hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is semi-dry and the drinkability is off the charts. One of the most refreshing beers Iíve had.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yellow with white head. Crisp and soft with average flavors of yeast, citrus and fruits cmoing though. Pales in comparison to the others on tap.
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably the most passive beer we tasted in their sampler at the brewery. Yellow and fizzy, yet packs a solid backbone of flavor as well. Not much there, but this would probably stand up as a refreshing summer thirst quencher.
GJF (1323) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Admittedly itís difficult to rate this beer next to all the other RRs. Itís a good crisp Blonde, but it pales a bit standing against those Belgians and IPAs.