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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This American-style golden ale is our lightest, in both color and flavor. Bright Spot is brewed with locally malted 2-row barley and the finest American, Czech and German hops lending a well-balanced, refreshing taste. A compliment to nearly any of our menu choices.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Light straw. lIght hop. Light everything. Not for me or anyone who likes flavor in their beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Honestly, I tried this after the Town Hall Czar Jack. This ale was superclear yellow with lively foam. Aroma was very subdued (or absent), but bananas were involved--like someone walked through the next room while peeling a single banana. Flavor. Hmm. Golden ale flavor. Finish was light, forgiving, and forgotten within seconds. Not my style, but not bad for a golden.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Not much aroma at all. No head, clear gold, with visible carbonation. Nice hoppy bite. Better than most beers of this ilk. I believe I’ve had this beer before, a long time ago before I started rating beers. My recollection was that I had eaten and had consumed a fair amount of beer and was full, and I couldn’t choke this down. Once again I find myself drinking this right after eating and after a couple of brews and am not really enjoying it. It is better however than virtually any macro.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2005
On-Tap at the brewpub: Bright pale gold color with a solid but smallish cap of off-white creamy foam. Lacing sticks in mininal strings and spots. Aroma is soft yet fairly fresh with a fruity malt and a lighter hoppyness thats a bit like dry grass or leaves. Flavors are good; light, crisp, mild tones, sorta sweet with a unique malt flavor of ripe fruit taking on some green grape action and touches of lemon. Almost tangy, that part stays mild enough to let in some nice little hop notes of herbal grasses. Sweet and quick overall with a lighter medium body thats slightly sharp and tangy. Kinda drys off some as it goes. A subtle little drinker thats approachable and goes down with ease. This would make for a nice warm weather brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
their concession to mass market american drinkers, better than an average american, but not much..............................................

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Your basic golden ale. A light malty taste with the slightest bit of hop presence. Creamy mouthfeel. Simple, but sometimes simple is good

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Light clear gold, fizzy white head. Corn taste with light bitter hops. Sweet corn and minty aroma. Blah.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Golden body. Dusty, slightly fruity aroma. Tastes like corn and apricot. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Light golden appearance, decent white head and lacing. Fresh lake water aroma, the mouthfeel was a bit "off" and metallic. Slight hopiness in the back end with a decent malt presence to balance it out. Obviously brewed for the masses that just want something that tastes like Bud Light. Decent.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly malty, bathroomy nose; bright amber color. Light, fairly bland, some grainy hops, lightly herbal, quite dry in the finish.


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