gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a really light (malt that is) and very light hop character. I found this a little too sweet for my taste. But, if you're near Traverse City or Petoskey, it's worth the seek. Say hi to Jack.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught @ Traverse Brewing Company in Williamsburg, Michigan. Light gold color. Diacetyl filled flavor and aroma, like every single one of their beers, providing butter toffee flavors and aromas, along with an extremely light hop contribution, which seems to hint of celery, herbs and grass. A light hint of Pinot Grigio as well, though light, all blending with the diacetyl and skunk, creating something not good, at all.
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Traverse Brewing. Small white head with fine-large sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Transparent, uncarbonated and a pale yellow hue. Malty, hoppy and skunky aroma. Malty and hoppy flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Light bodied beer with good lacing.
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small head of fine to large sized white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was uncarbonated transparent and yellow in color. The aroma was awful with skunky vomit like notes and the mouth feel was mildly tingly and on the smooth side. The flavor contained notes of hops malts with mild floral notes that was definitely not per the style.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the owner of traverse brewing co. served me this one at the brewery then followed it up with an extensive tour of the facilities, he said he used galenas and williamettes, the beer was real light and not that hoppy, it reminded me a lot of founder’s dry hopped
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t usually like pale ales of any sort, but after trying the sampler of Traverse beers I was ready to settle in, have a few of these, and enjoy good beer and the hilarious stories of Valerie, the bartender. A good, solid malt to this well accented with unusual hops. I like it alot!
PS - It’s also known as Gringo Gold at the at the Red Mesa Grill in Boyne City, one of Northern Michigan’s very best establishments.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is made for a lively local Cajun food place, but is also available at the brewery taproom. If you do go to the taproom, i hope for your sake that Valerie is working. She is, without a doubt, the most friendly and ebullient bartender ever and just as delightfully, what she doesn’t know about beer she is willing to learn on the spot or go charging back into the brewery to find out. Yes, she is married boys, so ease back and listen to the rating now: I thought at first this would be a transition blonde ale kind of thing, and the malt heads in that direction, but it does have a fine and subtle hop arrangement (Galeena and Willamette over the Cascades) that bails it out from mediocrity. The stuff grew on me as I drank and I ended up liking the gentle balance and swing of the brew.