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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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An easy-drinking, light bodied American craft beer with soft malt flavor and aroma. A great everyday pint and our best seller. 11.3°


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3748) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2014
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy aroma with cautious hints of yellow stone fruit, apricot, peach. Taste is moderately sweet pale malty, minimally fruity, a touch of apricot, peach and mirabelle; light and slightly watery. An easy-drinking Summer Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma is malts, slightly a sweet grainy touch, slightly yeasty. Taste malts, slightly grainy, lightly yeasty, quite bitter. Average body, medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is straw, grassy and light citrusy. Flat toasted malty and slight cornish. Bitter and dry herbal. Ends bitter and dry into the far finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishbrewguy (3) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
Medium bitterness in the aroma. Nice golden clear appearance with good carb. Sweet in the taste, nice mouth feel and overall a good american blonde ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1599) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Had at their tap room. Pours a clean golden with a thin white head. Aromas are grassy and biscuit. Flavor is grass and some sweetness. Finish is a bit harshly bitter. Decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2565) - Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/3/2014. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, slight pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast fruitiness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, cracker, biscuit, light honey, straw, floral, grass, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale/bready malt, earthy hops, and light yeast fruitiness; with a crisp and balanced finish with no cloying flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good American blonde ale. All around good robustness and balance of pale/bready malt, earthy hop, and light yeast fruitiness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft. Light ale, too biscuit for my tastes unfortanetley. Skip this and get their hoopy blonde

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Niko100 (1979) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay/grain, & light floral hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, grain, some honey, and citrus notes; Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alliance100 (642) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Draft - pours medium cloudy gold . Aromas of honey , soft wheat and faint citrus . Taste is the same with moderate sweetness . Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mintzmeet (201) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
nice light blonde ale. graininess. kind of sharpness to the initial tongue. seems slightly off, but not bad.


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