neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear straw with a moderate white head. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of lace. On the nose, there are soft citric hops, pale malts, and flowers. The aroma is surprisingly IPA-like. The flavour is much smaller than expected from the aroma: lightly sweet, acidic and bitter, it becomes moderately bitter towards the end. The finish is average in length with lots of pale malts and subtle Cascade-esque hops. On the palate, it is light in body, with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is an interesting ale that has an IPA-like aroma and the body of a pale golden ale. The nose led me to expect more from the body. 2011-06-09
ilovedarkbeer (2402) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour. Fruity cereal nose, with cornflakes and greenery. Bitter and somewhat astringent.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from Russian River Brewpub. Color is light yellow with a white head. Aroma is clean with a little bit of spice. Taste is clean as well, with notes of citrus and some mild spiciness from the hops. Well balanced with the malts. Palate is light bodied with medium carbonation. Overall a good "light" beer from RR.
50belair (2863) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RR. Hey it’s a blonde beer, errr pilsner. What can I say, my chick loved it.
swoopjones (6734) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft @ RR, Santa Rosa, CA. Pale yellow colored pour. Light aroma, light citrus, grainy, light weediness. Sessionable but average
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, brewpub. Soft bready notes reminiscent of a helles. Body has snappy effervescence, light throughout. Biscuity notes are forefront, followed by hop bitterness that is exaggerated by the lightness of it all.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Russian river aud blonde. Tap at Russian river...pours a mostly
transparent effervescent pale blonde and a fluffy white head... Aroma
of grass and grain. Fairly light...Flavor is light grain, grassy with
a light bitterness. Medium to high carbonation.
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the source. Golden color, thick white head. Nicely hopped, decent bitterness.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Russian River in August 2009.
A: Yellow straw with a nice, light white head and a good deal of lacing; carbonation visible in the brew’s transparency.
S: Light and refreshing--some pilsner malt with a bit of citrus and is well-hopped for the style.
T: Slightly sweet with some citrus and earthy hops; nothing overpowering, but quite flavorful for the style.
M: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D: Excellent. Very sessionable and would love to be able to grab a sixer of this one.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-04-2009
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light straw with moderate white head. Slight citrus aroma. Dry clean light malt. Crisp. Nice.