maxwelldeux (3958) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear light amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose smells like a pilsner, with corn and grains to it. Taste is old and boring, and reminds me very much of a lager. Not a whole lot to like about this one.
AbbeyRoade (432) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I actually thought this was better than its low score makes it out to be. Nice and light on the tongue with hop and malt that balance out to a nice even brew. Not too malty or hoppy...right in the middle.
jmohno (1170) - Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma. malty flavor.Some hop noticability. Nice for its style. More sweet malty than most golden ales. Good character for a lighter style and great price for a steal $5 sixer.
EyeAmBaldman (339) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma is malty with spice. Taste is bland with medium carbonation and notes of barley and spice. Bitter aftertaste...nothing refreshing about this beer.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden and crisp with an earthy aftertaste. Light, grassy hops and some residual citrus.
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grain and citrus . Taste is malts and citrus.
Bif (1581) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a fair head and spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus, light malt sweetness and grass. Taste of citrus, bit of malt sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp and refreshing, has a nice clean feel to it. Enjoyable beer, goes best with a hot day.
kdm1984 (741) - Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Final beer of a Two Brothers haul I pulled in recently (my SW MO craft carrier just got beers in of this IL brewery for the first time). So far, Iíve been happy with the beers. Golden ale is not a "wower" type of style, but it has its place, and I was curious to see if this was a good example of such. Appearance: not bad. Bright gold with sizable, if not long-lasting, head, and average lacing. Aroma: light; earthy hop with minor malt backing. Taste: nothing until mid palate when thereís some grain, but the final notes merge the grain with a nice earthy hop bitterness that lingers for quite a bit. I mean earthy in the best possible way and not the dirty type of earthiness I often find in, say, wheat ales. Great palate, finish, and lingering notes. Definitely one of the better golden ales Iíve had. Itís light, as the style is supposed to be, but also flavorful. Happy with Two Brothers so far. Willing to try more of their stuff.
Onslow (1225) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Brilliant bright golden ale with pure white head. Light aroma. Taste is gentle sweet malt with grass and cereal in the finish. Iím not a huge fan of the style but this is very well executed and very tasty.
ARH (660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap poured into a shaker. A light combination of buttery toast, light lemongrass spiciness, a touch a floral and a bit of honey linger in the air above the beer. Itís a clear yellow-brown color with a light, fluffy, but soapy head. It reduces quickly to a very thin ring, with no surface, and leaves a light lace. Not an unappealing look, but nothing to brag about either. Itís taste is a combination of medium, buttery sweet with a light bitter finish. The medium bodied, oily textured beer has a light, fizzy carbonation to it. It finishes with buttered toast, lemon and grass, with a bit of a clove spice and resin to it. The aftertaste is a dry grassy taste that lingers for awhile.