jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Golden yellow. Very smooth and a little malty with some hops in the aroma. A hint of fruit in the flavor. Pretty good for a blond ale.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A medium bodied gold ale/lager. Malts are mild, fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy and more prominent than in most gold ales. Mild flavor. Smooth taste. Well balanced. Nice taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Tied House in San Jose. Alpine Gold is a sparkling pale gold ale with a small white head. The aroma is of fresh pine hops. The mouthfeel is watery and chalky. The flavor is crisp and quick, with a tiny puff of bitterness. The aroma really saves this one, even if it seems a little out of place.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap. Deep gold. Good but faint fresh hop nose.Some malt with medium hops throughout
Dredd (663) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice sweet aroma with nice spice. Appearence is straw with minimal head. Flavour is great with initial sweetness that finishes with a fine graininess and bitterness. Well crafted.
jthg (84) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a solid blonde. A slight spicy hop aroma hits the nose. The first taste is completely carbonation and quickly turns into a slight sourness. Smooth would be the word to describe this palette!
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a medium-sized white head. Spicy, floral and pungent hops on the nose, along with some sweet, grainy malt. Clean pale malt flavors with some light noble hop flavor and medium-light bitterness. Finishes sweet and a little flabby. Flabby body that could definitely use some better attenuation. A touch sticky. Just not dry enough to the the go-to lighter beer on the menu. A sample glass was fine, but I wouldn’t want a pint of this.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) pale yellow with no bubbles. Nose of honey, fresh milled grain, slightly herbal. Smells just like fresh honey bread. Taste of light earth, honey, bread, prickly carbonation, light-to-medium body. Wish it tasted like it smelled.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with thin head. Pretty nice mouthfeel for a blond, quite smooth. Decent beer for the style, but I’m not very partial to blonds (beer that is).
scooterling (25) - S. San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Why go to a local bar for a $5 pint when you can come here for fresh brewed beer 22 oz. for $5 or $3 pint. That being said, they have $6 growlers. Fantastic price. You get what you pay for? Decent beer. Not hoppy at all. Mildly sweet. Nothing spectacular. In the Castro area? Cannot beat the beer or the restaurant.