WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Old Chicago on 8/9/06. Clear, golden yellow. 1 cm. creamy white head. Drops to a thin layer. Pretty big lacing. Aroma - Bready and sweet. Not too strong. Relatively high up front bitterness. Well balanced. Bready, malty, biscuity notes in the dry, crisp finish. good. Palate - light, good carb. Overall - Good blonde ale, very lagerlike. Good flavor - nice crisp, clean, and refreshing summer brew.
Ratman197 (10650) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a small diminishing white head. Aromas of bread dough, honey and a bit of lemon. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, light malt and a faint bit of citrus with a crisp clean finish.
drywallman (338) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swigged directly from the bottle, so appearance ratings could be off. Mild, light, some malt, a little sweetness. A very slight balancing hops. OK for a hot day quencher.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear, light gold appearance with a small off-white head and little lacing. Generic, sweet malt aroma; nothing dstinct. Taste was weak, with a modest amount of sweetness. Slightly more flavorful than a macro.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold with a light head and some strings of lacing. Musky aroma that is slightly grassy and bitter. Husky flavors with a bit of wheat. Bitter notes with some hints of honey. Toast malt finish that is kind of bready.
dfedukovich (7) - USA - JUN 20, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A crisp, light brew. Hints of honey in the aftertaste but not much. It is a nice summer ale and easy to drink but could be improved. Good, but I have had better.
RobKormal (36) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from World Market.
Yellowy color with bubbly, white head. Aroma is sweet and frothy. Kind of watery, light, golden. Creative label, but otherwise, an uncreative beer.
DrnkMcDermott (2869) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Loose bottle from Sam’s Wines, Downers Grove. Definitely the American brewpub style of blond ale. Pours a big rocky head. Yellow body, kind of hazy with lots of floaties. Crisp and kind of lemony, with that bit of honey peeking through. Basic noble hop component. A good beginner’s craft beer. Date notch says it was bottled in October, so it’s held up OK.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
brewed with honey my ass.Tastes more like they cleaned out a horse barn and substituted the soiled straw for the honey. A truly nasty beer.
ElGaucho (2275) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma is not good. Smells like damp cardboard. Clear, light gold with no carbonation. Maintains a small white head. Light flavor; unfortunately tastes like it smells. Has somewhat of a dry unoffensive finish; otherwise I would have rated it lower.