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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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A rich, creamy golden colored ale fermented at a cool temperature to give a clean finish. Hints of yeasty bread and a touch of hops combine to make a beer that is truly more than the sum of its parts.
Malt: Rahr Special Pale,Wyermann Vienna
Hops: German Tradition, Sterling
Yeast: California Ale
ABV: 5.25%
IBU: 20


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXTripletMom (5) - - APR 11, 2014 does not count
A great beer. Iím not normally into blondes, however this one has complexity and personality. Itís still a mild, smooth drinking beer, however with itís unmolested ingredients it offers up a nice flavor profile that may please individuals who love unfiltered beers, but donít want something super sweet or extremely citrusy (or flavored by spices and herbs). This isnít very bitter at all, and itís a great beer for camping. It is THE beer that convinced me canned beers can taste great (really). And itís great on tap too!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
can. deep golden with small head. light carbonation. mild body. a little bit of breadiness. very mild hops with minimal bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (210) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Clear golden, with a thin white head and decent lacing. Citrus and floral. A bit of a vegetable hint. A tad hoppy on the finish, but pretty much balanced. Tastes somewhat like a Wit, but lighter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (3671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Slightly hazy gold, poured in such a way that, unfortunately, no head foam was created. The aroma is almost wheaty with that earthy bready tone, something like cleaned potato, and blonde malt grains. The taste is full bodied with a strong blonde cereal tone, light breadiness, and pilsner grain biscuitiness. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a nice frothy two centimetre tall white head. Aroma of pale malt, light alcohol, the slightest bit of sugars and a very mild, low alpha acid hop scent. Light-bodied; Strong malt flavour with a bit of caramel and sweetness coming through and only a mild hop bitterness and a mellow wheat taste. Aftertaste shows a pungent malt flavour and a very light finish with some light fruit and sugars and no bitterness at all. Overall, a nice lighter styled beer with a decent profile, but no real complexity or depth. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Corner Store (Bait & Tackle) in West Palm Beach, Florida on 30-December-2013 sampled in my hotel room on New Years Day, 01-January-2014.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
12 ounce can sent in a trade with GreatDane1632. I let this get too cold. This is golden and quite hazy. An off white head. Fruit in the aroma with a bit of malt. The fruit is tasted first. They are tropical. Some light caramel and bread.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (2923) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap. Comes a somewhat cloudy gold with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and grass. Taste is malt, citrus, grain, and grass. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pours a cloudy light gold with a thin white head. Some yeast particles float in the beer. Smells of really sweet bready malts. No hop presence at all. Hopefully the taste is better cause this thing smells awful. I kind of thought it may be skunked until it tasted fine. Bready malts coming through on the taste, but not nearly as overwhelming as the nose. Just a little hop bitterness which is about right for the style. A little pungent bitter aftertaste is detectable. Fairly light mouthfeel although good and creamy for the style. Good carbonation, but not overdone as on a lot of lighter ales. Overall this is a solid offering, especially since it comes in a sometimes more friendly can format, as long as I donít have to smell it much. It still doesnít close to unseating Sun King for my go to lighter ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Can at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Clear golden body with a small white head Sweet light malt and caramel aroma Sweet grain and pils malt flavor Med body mod high carb

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
12 oz can served in a pint glass. Light amber color; hazy; with a semi-durable head. Light, watery body with medium carbonation. Somewhat unappealing aroma with a better flavor.


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