shrubber85 (7970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange and sour barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Honey, lemon, barley malt and lightly bitter floral orange hops flavor. Very nice - wish I could have tried the original.
ContemplateBeer (1585) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of light floral hops, slightly toasted malts with some honey sweetness. Appearance is rich, still gold with creamy, sustained thin head. Flavor does resemble a blonde/golden ale in most respects, especially with the malt profile; the finish is light, dry and floral. Palate is medium, creamy and soft. A beer that I could enjoy, with or without the historical perspective. It’s kinda neat to try a "historical" beer that was made in your lifetime.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer, despite its weak aroma and lackluster look, packs a real punch in the flavor department. Really strong flavor of malt and some light hop after thought.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I certainly appreciate the tribute here, and understand that I am kinda drinking history. That said, the beer is...predictably bland? I mean, I wasn’t expecting a hop bomb or anything like that. I was expecting something that by today’s standards is understated, and that’s what I got.
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold with a frothy white head.
Scent is bready, light.....citrusy.
Taste is a crisp, lemony malt.
Very soft and tingly.
Mild grassy hops and a little grain.
A nice, pleasant ale....refreshing.
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Clear orange-amber with a small ring of bubbles. Mild nose of resin caramel, light citrus and menthol. Flavor is menthol, resin, lemon, lightly toasted nut, and dry grass. Light body is dry and has medium carbonation. Definitely quality brew, but too much menthol hop for me.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow pour with a white head. Aroma was bready malt and a little lemon. Taste was crisp, ceral grains, a little lemon at the end. Tasty.
MaBeer1972 (1369) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As a history lover, I applaud Sam Adams for launching this. Nice concept. However, I must rate it as I see (and taste it). - A very light golden lager-like appearance with a thin white head. Light bready aromas and flavor. Very thin body. Gassy finish. A marginal brew at best. Not horrible, but not very exciting either. I wonder if the original was 6% abv though?
Jethro6191 (465) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Fairly clear with only a slight haze. The carbonation level is high. Oranges, Lemon Pledge, and bready aromas. The flavor sweet with a low amount of bitterness. Citrus, bread, and earthy yeast notes. The mouthfeel is smooth with a carbonation tingle on the tongue. The finish is semi-dry with a lemon flavor that quickly fades away. In comparison this is not a great pale ale but it was a nice nostalgic experience.
onceblind (4633) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a thin but persistent white head. Nose of grassy and slightly floral pacific coast hops, with a blonde malt backbone. Flavor is somewhat light and crisp, but with a nicely balanced and nuanced flavor. Nice pale grain maltiness with grassy and flowery hops bitterness, and a little hop cone resin. Basically tastes like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale crossbred with a really good blonde ale.