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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Road trips are carefree adventures that usually take unexpected twists, like when we created this beer. It started out as a Pilsner recipe, but halfway through it blew a tire and Ale yeast was put on as the spare. The result was so good, it never could have been planned!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttutony (735) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Hazy orange with a white head. Not much on the aroma, a little grain and slightly yeasty funky smell. Palate has some more of a phenolic yeast note along with cereal grain and a slight citrus flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rdixon77 (1148) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pour hazy yellow. Malty and grassy aroma. Musky taste with low carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2434) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Draft. Nose is fruity with some grassy, almost catty hop character. Pours a slightly hazy light orange color with medium white head. Taste is very bitter initially with a strong grassy flavor. Some fruitiness like light lemons as well. Overall pretty good but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1236) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Tap at the Sweetwater Draft House. Pours a transparent golden with a thick layer of cream colored head. Aroma of malts and a slight hint of hops. Taste is similar but a bit smoother

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lutz2jm (168) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Meh. Out of bottle. Not much head or lace on this beer. Slight hop flavor is the only thing enjoy about this beer. Good for a hot day but there are better beers out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle, aroma is light pale malts and noble hop. Taste is pale malt, bitter pine and dry finish, slightly harsh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear golden yellow color with white head. aroma malty touch of spice and hops. the flavor a little different than what I expected it to be. medium malt backbone. with that pils flavor in the middle and then on the end flavorful hoppiness almost finished dry. not sure what you want to call this but its not bad..has more pils flavor than anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3170) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to a generous Florida trader for a chance to reacquaint myself with a Southern gem. This light summer drinker did not stand out much but it still proves that all golden / blond ales can be more than a method for distributing alcohol.

Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy mandarin orange base shimmers with active carbonation under a sheltered white head. Lemon crisp, wheat, and dry notes with a dash of yeast add character that makes it a bit unique. Ripening bananas feel just a bit out of place however.

Flavor / Palate - Lemon, yeast, and dry notes are the first impression from a fluid refreshing mouthfeel that washes across the tongue. The bitter transition tastes a bit like oaky champagne before morphing into a wheaty finish that sits in the throat. A decent wit beer has only one troublesome aspect - the spiciness feels a bit too amped up compared to other flavors. Even so it is worth trying once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1014) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours lightly hazy golden orange with a large white head. Smells grainy, earthy, hints of bitterness. Taste is bitter, grainy, earthy, hints of subtle fruit. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Sweetwater Road Trip finishes with a kiss of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2014
12oz bottle, from Homer321. Best by 7/01/14. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Good off-white head with good retention. Leaves nice, thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Nice light peppery pilsner malt type aromas. Some light citrus, moderate breadiness. Good moderate bitter, light sweet taste. Tasty, satisfying complex and flavorful golden ale. Great spicy herbal hop on it.

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