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 (2812) - 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 (2225) - 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.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Inoffensive. A lightly honey-sweet, some mandarin oranges, dusty hay, spritzy, herbalish finish. Easy drinker.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Nuffield: Pours a transparent golden blonde with a dense pillowy white head. Lightly sweet malty aroma has some smooth floral attributes. Body starts with a semi-sweet well-carbonated palate with some smooth malty-earthy dryness and a hint of coriander. Nicely-balanced and very drinkable, but not all that interesting.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oh . . . hold on . . . just a second . . . what was that? A beer? Oh I thought it was flavored water. The only thing this ale has going for it is that it wasn’t nasty. Really it was pretty bland, maybe a little honey and whea a wateryt, but basically dressed up water.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy yellow color with effervecent bubbles running up form the bottom. Medium sized white head. The aroma is of apples, cereal, and dusty paper. A little bit of plastic was in there as well. Malty flavor was light and fruity. Semi-dry finish had a fair amoutn of bitterness.