GT2 (7875) - 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.
burg326 (3240) - 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.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: sun-soaked straw under a fluffy white head with an intriguingly almost light grassy green hue along the edges. A few random bubbles trickle to the top only to meet a solid layer of white resistance.
Nose: crisp blanched bushels of straw with fresh green grass blades. Creamy sweetness along the edges. Lemon cakes with sugar crusts. Sweet grains, sweet rolls, and a touch of raw grains. Key lime zest. Bright cereal grains.
Palate: key lime rind along the edge and in the finish. Medium-light weight. Sweet honey-coated toasted cereal grains. Key lime and lemon in the middle with a light, uplifting dry finish. Honey is a subtle touch, kissing the grains and gently infusing freshly baked breads with its essence. Sugared lemon candies up front along with lemon cake with a thin sugar glaze coating. Playful. Rind slowly grows in the back swallow.
Final Thoughts: a very tasteful take on the cream ale from yet another Florida brewery making itself known in the seemingly always behind everything sunshine state. Good stuff; perfect for a day on the beach or out on the ocean relaxing with nary a care in the world.
jbruner (1974) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden yellow on tap with little head and slight lacing. Aroma is light, malty grain, with a touch of hops and sweetness. Taste is all of that, but slightly more assertive on the grains. Clean, well-balanced, and a smooth finish. Pretty nice light beer, best cream I’ve had.
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Pegs Cantina. Clear yellow pour with a monster white head. Honey and citrus, smooth but light palate. Not bad.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
yellow color, aroma of honey, grain, same flavors, some citrus notes, highly drinkable
hopscotch (8529) - 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.
beernovice39 (3079) - 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.
smith4498 (2910) - 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.
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CCB - tap. Pour was clear yellow with small but fluffy white head. Aromas were of light grain, corn, and a touch of honey. Flavors were similar with hints of corn and grain. Some light sweetness that fades away into a cereal grain finish. Medium carbonation. Meh...