JStax (3172) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a clean, bubbly light gold with a thick white head of foam that sticks to the sides of the glass as it dissipates. Aroma is lightly grainy with sweet notes of leather, vanilla, wood, and bubblegum. Very interesting and subtle nuances really stand out as the main proponent of this beer. Taste is lightly bready and doughy. Mouthfeel is super light and smooth. Velvety even. I get a touch of bitterness a few seconds after the swallow. Victory really nails it with this beer. So good.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blond Ales don’t move me. Light straw color with little head. The hops come through but not enough to overwhelm the newbies!
Butters (3814) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw pour with sudsy white head. The nose is clean and the pale malt profile shines, hints of grass. Flavor is again clean, but the grassy hop comes to the front, not very bitter at all. Some lemon citrus, but not nearly as much as a hefe. Honestly found this quite refreshing and delicious.
Beerathon (1249) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on "clearance" at a local bar the other night for a $2 draft and honestly wasn’t expecting much. Boy was I surprised. The appearance/head is nothing special, but as soon as the nose hits ya it becomes amazing. This beer has great floral hop notes and goes now smooth with a citrusy finish. Highly recommend.
glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Bottle. Light straw for the malt, light to moderate lemon and pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with a hint of clove. Head is small, frothy, white with some spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy yellow. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonaton and a very dry finish. Pretty simple flavors and a fairly weak aroma in this Golden Ale, but it is a very refreshing summer beer.
artmcd8 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
IPA aroma of hops and slight fruity notes. Taste is typical bitter IPA taste but not enough flavor for me to be truly good.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
subtle hoppy smell. pours a hazy yellow/gold with low/medium carbonation. tastes a little hoppy with more bitter than sweet but not overly bitter. a nice, refreshing beer
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, here I am drinking a summer seasonal the day after Thanksgiving, but at least it’s pushing 70 degrees here in TN versus the 7 that it was when I left Montana. Pours straw yellow/gold with a medium sized fizzy white head that fades leaving a small cap of foam. Aroma of grassy hops, apple, earthy bitterness. Taste is nice and crisp, the hops have help up better than I was expecting, lots of floral and grassy notes. Light body, medium high carbonation.
BelgianBeerGal (3232) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle bought waiting on new RRS tires. You definitely get the German hops in the aroma and flavor plus a little citrus. Nice, light and refreshing.
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Bottle.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of lemon zest and chalk.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, chalky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not much to say; husky, simple, watery, unclean aftertaste. Terrible label design/art.