Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours golden hue, hence the name, with a small white head. Aromas of grass and wheat with a flavor that I couldn’t really hit. The flavor is off and the finish makes you cringe. I couldn’t even finish my pint it was that bad.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
at the brewery. golden and wheaty and not much else. some self-raising flour tang
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with an amber gold body topped by a thin head with little lacing. The aroma and flavor are slightly sweet yet bitter and grassy with grainy notes and a nice hop character. The arom ais a little weak. Light to medium bodied and smooth.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hollingshead Deli: Pours a clear bright golden with a thin, fizzy white head. Aroma is faintly malty with a touch of citrus, wheat and European hops. Body starts semi-sweet and grainy turning more dry toward the smooth, but bland, bittersweet finish. An easy-drinking beer, but pretty mediocre.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft, Hollingshead Deli,
Nice golden colored ale (no shock here). Slightly sweet a bit malty, it’s very easy to drink
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Amber golden color with a big white head. Not much aroma - some citus and grain. Citrus and an earthy flavor. Slightly dusty aftertaste.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw colored brew with a large white head. Light bodied and crisp. Very unassuming beer. Light use of hops along with an almost delicate wheat tartness makes this an easy drinker.
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This blonde ale is not the brewery’s forte, but still is a very refreshing beer. As a golden, it was very typical to others in the category with nothing too dynamic about it. But it would be a great beer on a hot summer’s day. (That is, if you didn’t have access to any of their other selections.) Very pleasant, but can’t hold a candle to the Plinys, or any of the ’tions’.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity aroma with a hint of coconut. Suprisinly hoppy for a golden ale but it comes across nice. Taste has a bit of corriander.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was grainy w/ a hint of citrus and flowers. The flavor was flowery w/ slight malty sweetness and citrus. The beer poured a golden yellow w/ no head and very slight lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy and light.