bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of honey, grain, and light florals. Flavor of corn, honey, and citrus with a crisp, dry grassy finish.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 @FBGBF-on tap–pours a white ring for a head and straw color. Aroma is grain, herbal, honey. Taste is grain/apple, herbal, honey.
*101124-Wild One-on tap @ Mr Beery-sweet light malt, spice hops. Taste is sweet light malt/wheat-honey, spice hops. Light body but not thin. Good effervescence.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: July 23, 2010
Source: Oldsmar Tap House, FL
Appearance: clear pale yellow, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet honey aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light honey sweetness, just a hint of any balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: ** /4
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured clear amber color with a moderate fizzy white head that diminished slolwy with fair lacing. Light to moderate sweet aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a smooth sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Soft refreshing brew.
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A hazed blonde ale with a thin superlacing white head. A sweet funky mash aroma, a bit spoiled , a bit of spices, cinnamon. In mouth, a rather light milkey and creamy beer with fruity esters, light hops, a bit boring. On tap at Sarasota Brewing Co., Jan. 3 2011.
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft… Clear, light yellow lager with a small, wispy, white head. The nose is of honey, grilled corn and warm, spent mash. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. Flavor-wise, notations of pale grains and honey predominate. There’s some really decent bitterness here, but the folks in Gainesville stay true to style with grainy sweetness standing out. Finishes crisp, snappy, and then moderately sweet, but fairly coarse.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2013. Pours a clear, very, very light yellow appearance with a white head. Corny, lemon, a bit grainy, herbal aroma. A bit sweet and kind of high carbonation, but not all that hard to drink. Not a style I particularly care for, but this was ok.
Sammy (8096) - 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
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, 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.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
This slender and bubbly Cream Ale possesses floral honey allusions and leveled herbal hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the clear very pale blond.
-The mouthfeel is very lean, even sharing flavors, leanness and color with many Japanese rice brews.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The aroma becomes quite pleasant upon warming up. But when served ‘cool’, there is not much to get from it.
On tap at Coffee District.