smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ World of Beer, Orlando. Pours hazy golden color with white head. Aromas of bread and grassy hops. Grainy and bready flavor, slightly sweet with some grassy hops. Light to medium body with average carbonarion.
beernovice39 (3232) - Montana, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at world of beer. Gold pour with a thin white head ho um scent and taste.
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft that poured a pale golden color with aromas of cereal, corn, and a touch of floral hops. Flavors match the aroma with a touch of sweet honey in the aftertaste. Beer was crisp and an easy drinker.
tastybeer (1842) - Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Surprised I haven’t rated this yet. Aroma is sourdough bread, light grassy/floral hops, honey. Flavor is light sweetness and bitterness with a good bit of lemon, biscuit, and honey in the finish. Palate is clean, medium carbonation, light body. An excellent session ale with a nice twist.
PhillyBeer2112 (2610) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a mild honey nose, bready malts, mild bitter finish. Dry. Not a good match with bleu cheese
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a nice little surprise while getting dragged to my wife’s 30th class reunion - on tap 5th Ave Tap Room. Clear, I think, bright with a small white head. A mild, but deft, bittering. The honey is not overdone - and for you non-Floridians out there, we Florida crackers do tend to go on about tupelo (which is a swamp kin of oak (sub-parenthesis: tupelo is also good for growing shiitake)) - it doesn’t crystalize, but orange blossom honey tastes better. Medium light body. Decent enough, especially for a dreadful style.
Sammy (9322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cigar City. Rather plain cream ale, a little hop flavour, a bi of honey. So-so
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly transparent. Amazing color to this thing. Unreal clear. Nose is corny, bread. Flavor is crisp, clean malts with subtle hints of hops and corn. Ridiculous good cream ale. Can drink this all day.
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cigar City on 4/28/11. Clear yellow pour with a medium white head. Malty and corny nose with not much else going on. Malty, corny and creamy flavor with a bit of noble hop. Pretty typical cream ale.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Farrah’s in Gainesville, FL. The pour is a clear, light yellow topped by a dense, off-white head. Nice retention and lace. Aroma is soft, fruity, mild adjunct and grain. Sweet melons and sugar comes through. Taste is malt heavy, biscuit, sugar, heavy butter biscuit with mild diacetyl and lemon. Bitter, nutty, sharp. Perhaps a bit too rich and too buttery. But definitely on style for cream ale (though diacetyl should be avoided but doesn’t detract too much here), which should be the ale equivalent of pale lager. Very nice- a good stepping stone beer for someone trying to move away from macro pale lager and into craft beer.