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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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A Blonde Ale brewed entirely with Nelson Sauvin hops, a New Zealand varietal that melds beautifully with a simple bill of pale malts. This is a true "session beer" and one that does not make any compromises. It has a delicate bouquet of passionfruit and a slight lemon flavor that will surely quench your thirst.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (297) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 The originator not the imitator. This first version of Eureka features Nelson Sauvin hops and has a very unique cool, earthy, white wine fruitiness that’s difficult to describe but a joy to sniff and taste. The aroma also presents honeydew and apricot. The flavor is bigger and adds notes of cracked pepper. Second best of the five? versions to date, Galaxy being my favorite.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2711) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Pours a hazy yellow color with a soapy white head. Notes of lemon, honey, tropical fruit, and grass. Nice beer, soft mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Can @ Monkish. Thanks, Henry! Cloudy golden colored beer with a white head. Not even gravy style, what the heck, Tree House. Wanted to like this more, but still thought it was a pretty nice beer. Some orange zest, lemon, and cantaloupe on the nose. Get a bit of white grape, weed, and grass, too. Actually a somewhat light bitterness, was expecting a bit more based on the nose. Decent citrus and fruit flavors along with somewhat of a grassy finish. Kind of light in body, which makes sense in retrospect. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1361) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
Cannette. Liquide jaune clair, bien trouble formant peu de mousse dans mon verre. Curieusement, ce dernier se retrouve rapidement recouvert d’une mystérieuse dentelle qui tient jusqu’à la fin de la dégustation. Un nez où le houblon se démarque franchement sur les notes classiques du Nelson Sauvin, càd, mi vin blanc, mi pipi de chat. Apport considérable des céréales dans cette boisson à la base indéniablement maltée et au corps bien léger. Mince en bouche, saveurs d’agrumes et de céréales bien serrées, une boisson très aromatique qui se boit d’un trait tant celle-ci est légère.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2016
16 oz can sample during a tasting in Athens from notes. Pours a hazy orange hued golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, citrus, white grape, stone fruit, crackery malts, a splash of peppery spice, very solid low abv beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5781) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2016
750mL growler filled 7/2/16 and shared by Nelson on 7/16/16, thanks!
Hazy, not soupy, copper-gold body is topped by a good-sized white head showing moderate to moderately strong retention.
Nelson, of course, in the nose (the hop, not my friend) but noticeably less than both the Single Hop version from Hill and the recent Bright variant. Still respectable, however, with white grape, dank/spicy/green, lime and stonefruit. Honey from the malt balances easily and gently. Amazing as always from Tree House, but it’s annoying having the very best because this is phenomenal, but doesn’t measure up to the very best.
Perfect carbonation and attenuation, with a malty-soft texture, as expected. It’s great that you can almost take for granted that HF, TH, Trillium, Alchemist are going to have perfect attenuation and textures. Anyways, there’s soft honey-biscuit, with good hop spice/juice/wine character, especially retronasal. Very dry, crackery malts as well, with lots of mineral water. Perfectly balanced and stupidly drinkable. Not as good as the mosaic variant for me, but it’s still a hell of an achievement.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at a tasting at Andrew’s house for my first tasting with the Ann Arbor crew on July 8! 16 oz can. The pour is a darker golden color with a thick white head that slowly falls down, leaving some great lace. The aroma is incredibly floral. There is a nice dank pine resin and a light citrus to it, but it remains dank as fuck. The flavor is much of the same. Nice bitter hop, dank pine resin, and a light citrus rind. There is a little dry pine on the back end. The mouth feel is thinner and light with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly dank and bitter resin on the finish. This is really flavorful for a blonde ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
50cl can via trade. It pours a clean light olden color with a large white head. Aroma is danky and weedy with citrus pine cones and light onions. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter wih some dry citrus notes in the finish an more weed and danky onions. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle shared by Sam. Pours cloudy blonde with a thick white head and a floral aroma. There is a smooth pale malt flavor with a moderately bitter lemony Nelson finish. Very easy to drink with lots of flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1554) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Can shared by Sam. Pours copper orange with white head. Nice citrus aroma. Taste is smooth with a Nelson bit of bitterness to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2929) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Aroma: Veggie, Mild Citrus, Mild Wheat Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Mild Citrus, Mild Veggie, Mild Wheat Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying


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