Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear pale gold with a white cap. Aromas of fresh hops, orange slices, grains. Crisp mouthfeel with apparent carbonation. Easy drinking as it should be. Big bitter smack at each sip. I was not expecting that. Bitter, peppery, sweetness is short and fleeting. This was not the refreshing drink I was expecting it to be. This had some harshness to it, that I don’t think belongs in this light simple style. When I want some bitterness, I’ll reach for a IPA or hoppy PA. With a Blonde, I expect sweet flavors, light crisp feel, and an ease of drinkability. This was not that. Not my cup of tea. Pass.
czar (4276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy very pale yellow with a small white head, some retention and lacing. very floral grassiness, almost woodsy, pils and lean pale cereals, some grains - bread crust, sulfur, lemon, cattiness, grass. moderately low carbonation, light body - just a tasd watery, dry and assertive peppery-citrusy finish. american pils-like - yes, i gather it’s an ale and they use american hops - anyhow, this brew seems to be misunderstood. good.
alliance100 (639) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Louis Benton -pours a vibrant yellowed gold - grassy oh aroma , taste is citrus and pine .
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Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a hazy light golden color. Aroma and taste are light malts and hints of citrus.
hockeybeerguy (1931) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking light golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking around the glass but ending up sliding just a bit.
The smell had some light bitter citrus hops and a light sweet malt to back up pretty well.
The taste was mainly sweet but still had a decent bitter citrus hoppy blend.
The palate had a fairly good sessionability about it and had a decent carbonation about it.
Overall, this was a pretty good beer that I would have again.
Adubs (8) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice and refreshing. Pours golden and slightly cloudy, with thin head that diminishes quickly. Pleasant, light bodied brew with more flavor complexity than expected. Will buy more again.
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johnnymusky (220) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this beer was very good...actually surprised by some of the low ratings...very refreshing...just enjoyed after a round of disc..
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a slightly hazy dark straw yellow with a fluffy white head. Aromas are bread and citrus with some nice earthy herbal notes as well. Taste is crisp and refreshing while still maintaining a bit of complexity to it. Earthy and bready with a crisp citrus bite that is tucked away in there. Very good beer, and a nice example of not over hopping a beer.
lukedarock (149) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has that good robust smell to it, nice crisp beer, flavor is there and easy to drink good light style ale
superspak (2556) - Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 4/11/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice blonde ale style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
yidi (20) - okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with white head. Malt and grassy smells. Tasted quite bitter and light grapefruit.