GenDV138 (4097) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Clear straw yellow almost white with off-white head. Aromas of citrus and wheat. Tastes of citrus, wheat, spices, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampler pour at Face to Face Beerfest ( f2f.org ): brightest clarity, lightest brass, with mixed bubbles, lacing. Light-bodied. Sweet malt, hints of gravel; crispy & firm finish that dries out with hoppy resin note.
jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours light golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale malts, and light dough and bread notes. Flavor the same with a decent amount of hops for the style. Average texture. A solid blond ale.
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Russian River (I didn’t come 6,000 miles to tick Golden Fucking Blondes - but I had to of course), Santa Rosa, 27/04/14.
Pale golden blonde with a moderate off white swirl atop the glass.
Nose is orange, citric rind, light florals, bread dough.
Taste comprises floral hops, straw, lemon rind, orange.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lemon bitterness.
Ok GB, may benefit from being cask conditioned to work the flavours out a little more.
tiong (5393) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA
Pours clear golden yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, citrus, yeast and spices. Taste is smooth, fruity and citrusy with some yeasty and spicy notes. Finish is sweetish, citrusy and lemony. Quite smooth and sessionable blonde.
beertholomeus (1362) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, honey and malt aroma and flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Mild hop finish.
batneil (520) - - APR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light golden colour with visible fizz. Bit too fizzy when just poured. Slightly hoppy with taste of grapefruit. (K)
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ RR! Beautiful 10 karat pour with a tightly managed ivory foam. Ample carbonation percolating up from the bottom of the glass. Nice acidic notes, floral bouquet, light cracker/bread addition, and even some green leafy qualities. Distinctive for the style and rather enjoyed it!
Dfonorow (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ RR. Golden blonde with a white head. Notes of floral hops, sweet orange peel, lemon, and crackers. Light bodied and light taste.
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap as part of a sampler at the brewpub. pours light golden with a creamy white head. the nose is light citrus and peach notes, very fruity, with some accompanying hay aroma. Flavor is light with hay, grass, light citrus, and a wheat-like finish that is just a tad dirty. Light bodied, spritzy carbonation, easy going. Very easy drinking beer that is worth sucking down on a hot day.