oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium amber color. Aromas of malts, hops, and some metallic scents. Flavor is metallic bitter with some mlat and minor hops.
IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a clear very pale yellow, with a nice dense creamy white head that slowly dissipates to a skin. Lacing is quite nice a lasting. Light grain aroma, barekly detectable hop note and a light woody/papery aroma as well. Flavor is a soft light malt wood flavor again. Nice palate though and no bitterness. Easy to down and not at all unpleasant. Not bad for a style I am not fond of in general.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden bronze color with sticky light head and mild lacing. Nose of light floral hops and peaches, some crisp malts and toasty grain. Tastes nutty with some very light watery grain and a light body. Fairly decent foundation and easy drinking. This brewery loves to market their lagers and keep their goodies indoors. Sweet and floral finish and a dry tail. Decent.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
We used to offer this at a bar I worked at in Sun Valley and I couldn't even bring myself to reccomend it to tourists. Pretty much a higher priced version of a macrobrew.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold pour with no head. Sweet malty nose. Flavors are malt with underlying nuts. Very nice finish. A tasty Lager.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have only had one of other from this brewer the white cloud ale and did not care for it all that much and I think I am starting a trend with this one. Anyway, golden color with a fastly dissipating head. A nice aroma, with a big malty flavor and an almost buttery toffee aftertaste. Slightly sweet but bitter at the same time, but overall not enough to save this one from becoming bland in the finish.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oregon Brewers Fest. The color of it was like the flesh of a pear. Pale almost whitish. Malt aroma. Light bodied and simple.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light gold, medium head. Light bodied lager, mild taste. Slightly sweet malts, mild hops. Smooth flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is slightly malty, slightly bitter. Nice mild tasting beer. Interesting flavor.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m going to assume that ’Sun Valley Blonde’, is the updated version of the ’Gold’, either way is not much of a loss.
Pours a clear gold color, white head that dissipates quicky, fair lace. Nose is light malt, the start is malt sweet, the middle thin, the finish lightly hopped, some what dry and moderate carbonation. ’Blah’!
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp & citrusy. Subdued hops. Buttered corn; Cinnamon.