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RATINGS: 262   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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2011
12 oz to pilsner. Pale golden with medium white head. Wheat straw and a little citrus. Starts out fairly hoppy but with a sweet finish.Kinda thin in the mouth. Not too bad for a hot day session, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Augdraught1981 (151) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Appealing light orange almost wheat beer color with light fruit & spice on the nose. Bitter all the way through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (307) - - JUL 30, 2014
Pours a clear gold. Lemon, honey, citrus on the nose. Herbs and spices, sweet citrus. Nice summer ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deaconmike (408) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Aroma and taste have plenty of Pilsner character. A touch of spice and dryness. Body is a bit heavier though. Nice crisp carbonation. Ok, but don’t really care for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Light golden orange color with white head. This has a light aroma with pale malt and slight hops. Simple and easy beer to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
labattslover74 (56) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Golden orange color with hardly any head. Smells of malt, spice and citrus. Taste is spicy hops and citrus, with a lingering after taste of of a crisp spice. I am not as impressed with this as I thought I would be. Still better than Heineken, but not something I would put on my list of good brews

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttutony (728) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1472) - 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 (3150) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devman171 (1119) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1012) - 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.

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