Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glowing golden, slightly hazy with wee bit ’o head. Mild nose with a twitching sensation of Belgian spice-osity. A prickly cusion of carbonation lends much needed crispness along with a healthy dose of bitterness in the finish. Flavor is very mild almost to the point of being watery. Still, this is a highly quaffable belgian--not a common thing.
movolsfan (11) - Parkville, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My biggest complaint about this beer was how much head there was. When I popped the bottle, foam came roaring out of the top of the bottle. At first I thought it was a fluke, but that happened with all 6. Pouring this was next to impossible, this beer produced a lot of foam. Added to that, the taste was average at best.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 This is a pretty sweet drink in both aroma and taste. It pours a clear golden color with a whispy white head that parts soon after its into. The taste is lightly sweet malted with gobs of yeasty fruitiness. The finish is a bit sweet and syrupy. I was surprized to see that this was supposed to be a "Belgian ale" style.
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gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lustrous golden -- the color of cooked butternut squash, or maybe golden roasted chicken skin. Bawk, bawk, big yeast floaters.
Exploding head, large bubbles, 2 fingers. HOlds its heighth for awhile.
Aroma of detergent with orange zest. Opens bright like an open window on a crisp day. Pale malt. Fresh yeast starter made with a starchy flour like semolina, or whole wheat pastry flour.
Layer of crisp citrus; orange and lime. Chewy grains flash roasted. A great gulper -- I finished that bottle in 30 seconds, or so. Quaf, quaf, it would go great with duck, or goose and roasted roots and tubers, and green beans and almonds.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange. Well orchestated aroma of butter toffee, burnt corn, peaches, spicy and grassy hops along with some grainy and cereal like malts. This tastes like a prairie. Dry, grainy, husky malts put forth notes of caramel, medicine and light fruit. The hops shine through the most here. They are herbal, grassy, quite spicy and not a pleasing combo, for me anyway. Not offensive.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a big white head. Weak aroma and flavor of yeast and malt. Dry finish.
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My label is different with a none too subtle path through some tall grass. Has a deep gold color with a reddish hue. Small, thin head. Aroma is muted. Has some caramel and a little cinnamon. The taste is pleasant and refreshingly light on the toungue. Has a little spicy nutmeg and some chewy white bread. A nice summer beer.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart and cidery, a better choice than bottled Blue Moon. Light yeast aroma. The secret, I am sure is to obtain a very fresh sample. I liked it when I tasted it within days of release and maybe ten ,iles from the source.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I suppose I was thinking this would be the basic Anglo-American golden ale, maybe hopped with Goldings and Cascade. It wasn’t. It had Saaz, which made this terrifically spicy and unique. THe whole thing was sort of unexpected, but quite nice.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden ale describes the look perfectly but the taste is a suprise. The initial taste is smooth but goes away in a few seconds. Not much of an aftertaste to savor. Easy to drink, but not very satisfying.