haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2003 This beer was amazing. Nice blonde color, some malt, very VERY smooth. I wish they bottled this. On tap in Danville, CA.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Sierra Nevada, listed as 4.5%. Clear pale straw with a well-retained 1 1/2 finger fluffy white head. Smells a lot like the pils, but lighter and none of the slightest hint of sulfur that I failed to add in my pils review, though I did get a tinge. Grassy noble hops up front, light pasta. Some toasty biscuits and a tinge of nondescript ale yeast are also present. Flavor be the same. Bitterness peaked at a 2-3, so only my mom would be offended. Semi-dry finish. At some point I got the lightest note of lemon zest. Light to thin body with light to moderate smooth carbonation. Bottle this and you’ve got a first e lawn mower beer. As it is, a fine beer to drink on Sierra Nevada’s patio on this 100 degree day. Christ it’s warm!
Hayden (9) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep gold pour with a foamy head. Lightly fruity, sweetly malty, hint of grassy hops. Drinkable and refreshing, one of my favorites!
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 4th July 2008. Clear straw gold in colour with a soft, doughy aroma. Nicely understated. Light and drinkable with a subtle, dry hop finish. I really liked this despite myself. It’s less gassy and nicer tasting than lager.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught in the Rake. Alround rating: Pale biscuity malt, very fresh and you can really taste the freshly cracked malt, floral and light grassy hop, clean and fresh very refreshing. Impressed by the different aspect of this unusually low% american beer.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is really nice with spicy noble hops and fresh grains. The flavor is the same. Good dry, crisp maltiness with some earthy, herbal and floral hops near the finish. Very clean and sessionable. One of my favorite blondes and a beer I would love to have regularly.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pale straw colour with a light haze. Very light nose of light cherry esters over a light sweet pale malt base. There is a kiss of citrusy/orange hops. The flavour is quite nice. A little bit bready with a nice fruity yeast and a touch of spicy hops as well. Light yeast with a lingering bready component. Pretty solid.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Little Waldorf Saloon. Pours a bright, clear yellow color; lightly effervescent; creamy white head, textured, with great retention that leaves a lasting film; great pour, though it collapses after the first sip. Basic sugar, mineral bitterness in the aroma, kind of resigned, but crisp and clean. Medium mouthfeel: lively carbonation, zesty on the edges of the tongue, nicely crisp; wet malts, basic sugar and lots of pleasant mineral bitterness; this has the hops of a solid pale ale; a really pleasant little beer. Excellent hoppy blonde. Lasting finish of mineral bitterness, very toasty and dry. I could drink loads of this.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009. Deep golden color. Sweet perfumed aroma with hay or malt husk and good fresh maltiness. Malty, hayish and honeyish flavor with low bitterness. Smooth palate. Tasty easy drinking beer with good maltiness.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer rocks.
This was the eleventh of the twelve beers I sampled while at the brewery. I can’t remember much about it, but my notes state that the appearance was very light. The aroma was floral. The flavor was perfectly balanced and the finish was dry yet refreshing. Great Summer brew. So, there you go.