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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   ABV: -
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Names after Gretchen Fraser, America's first Gold Medalist in Olympic Skiing and long time Sun Valley resident.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
My beer doesn’t look like the others. Go figure. Brew is quite hazy and gold going brown with a small white cap that fades to a ring. Leaves some small slippery spotty lacing. Aroma is very interesting and I will have to say that I’ve never smelt anything like this before. Kinda powerdery, bready malts, vanilla, odd and very fruity hops - nectarine?? blueberries?? I dunno. Maybe a fruit with more of a nutty quality. Taste is also bizzare. Bready / grainy malts, there’s that odd sweet nutty fruit again. Too bad it’s on the watery side - a letdown after smelling my glass. Has a zippy hop taste or it is aftertaste? How odd. Thin mouthfeel, tiny carb bubbs and lots of them on the swish, finishes zippy but watery. Has a quickly fading aftertaste of, well, nothing. Very unique brew. I recommend getting this just for it’s interesting mix of qualities.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2008
3/8/08 On draught at the Sun Valley Lodge. Aroma is corny, sweet, fruity, with very low hop flora. Appearance is hazy gold with a low white head. Flavor is very sweet with high caramel and medium bittering. Mouthfeel is lightly creamy, medium/low bodied with a moderate carb feel. Overall, one of the best light lagers I’ve had in years.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BuckeyeBoy (2872) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2007
On tap at brewpub. Pours out a light gold. Topped with a nice white head. I don’t even want to say much. It is like a micro bud.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 20, 2007
The 2nd Sun Valley beer that was brought back from a recent trip to ID. The aroma was really bready and fruity. Very enticing nose. Appearance was clear yellow with a nice head. Mouthfeel was soft and round, light and refreshing. The beer had a nice hoppy bite that matched well with the sweet malts making this one really excellent session beer.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Bottle: Clear dark gold color with a fragile, bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is that kind that gives you a sick stomach -overly sweet grains, a little skunk and some aluminum. The taste is a little better than the aroma. It seems to be dominated by malts and a corn flavor. The feel is ok and leaves a not too bad aftertaste in your mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Pale yellow pour with a white head. Malty and somewhat fruity aroma. Clean, malt forward beer. A pleasant surprise.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 10, 2006
In a 12-oz. bottle in Boise, Idaho (hotel). Poured with deep gold color with a slight white head. An early malty aroma matched with a light body and well-carbonated light malty-sweet flavor. Finished on the dry side.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Sweet, bready-grain nose; clean, toasty flavor without alot of charactor; faint, spicy hop finish with a ghosty bitterness; quite decent when compared with some of their other offerings, and not at all a bad brew. Very drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottle: Dull golden, hazy, very minor fizzy head, dies quickly, spotty lacing.   Musty grainy nose, a little sourness is exhibited as well.   Pale malt flavor, somewhat weak, but fairly clean.   Not as sour as suggested by the nose.   Not very crisp tho, leaving a rough wheat like coating in the mouth.   Body and mouthfeel are a bit on the thin side.   Pretty uninteresting.   Thanks Ken and Jordan for the bottles!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Color is a deep yellow, amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is a faint combination of hops and malt. Taste is again mild, with malt, grain, and a woodlike flavor. Very soothing to drink, finishes with a clean and dry note.


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