argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely clear amber body topped by a small creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, light orange/grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitterness, floral, orange, light caramel. Medium body with light chewiness. A delightful beer, perfect for sessions.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Okay, so I guess this isn't too bad for a blonde ale. The aroma is not enticing. The Mouthfeel is ok, but it could be a little thicker. The initial taste is very paleish, but the finish and aftertaste are just nasty. It lasts forever. The bitterness in the finish is not the good bitter that you get from good hops; it is that bitter you get when you lick the crystal of a leaf in the woods. That is the major downfall of this beer.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange/golden in colour with a large dense off-white head that lasts and lasts. Smells just like an American Pale and has very nice hoppy characteristics. Some malt is also noticeable in the aroma...this is one of the best aromas i've ever come across for the style...if not the best. Strong malt presence with a bit of a hop kick near the end of the taste. Not much with other flavours other than just the strong malt and the hops. Aftertaste a bit bittered from the hops and still reminiscent of the malt. Overall, a decent beer, and one of the best Blonde's I've had! Aroma and appearance are spot-on but the taste is lacking quite a few knocks. Worth picking up if you like the style or are in the mood for a 'lighter' beer. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia.
TheBeerGod (4910) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Decent orange brown body with a thin white head. Definite malty aroma. It’s powerful! Nice malty body. Semi-sweet and a little dry. Smooth texture in the mouth. Finishes with a cereal like aftertaste though. It kind of detracts from it overall. Decent beer and worth trying.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma, average appearance. However this beverage lacked flavor. It does have a short-lived mild 'hoppy' aftertaste, but this bottle just doesn't have much flavor.
Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Completely of the earth...wonderful beer goodness in the aroma, malt and bittering hops. An overall bitterness in the mouth that is not overpowering, but very nice. I get very little fruit or citrus components, just a well-made beer - OK, a hair of sweetness from the malt upon warming. Still quite bitter. And good. Danke urb, this is a good brewery to champion.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Assuredly not their best brew but it is drinkable none-the-less. CCloudy yellow with a large white head. Flowery aroma and a similar taste.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light and fruity with just enough bitterness. Definitely in the West Coast light ale tradition (Full Sail Golden Ale springs to mind). I affirmatively enjoy this beer, which amazes me, given that this is an essentially ’training wheels’ beer style.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very clear beer with an appropriate golden color. The head lasted a few seconds, but what is left is hanging in there. The palate is malt driven with a touch of dryness in the finish. Overall, an enjoyable rounded Ale.
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good beer but would be better without the citrusy flavor. Close to a pale ale. ;)