scarletfire65 (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Gingerman. Bready, crackerish malt profile. Lemon in aroma and flavor. Kind of Kolsch - like. Finishes dry and lean, well attenuated. Nice summer chugger with some body and flavor.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of orange, lemon, cereal, grain, florals, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor of lemon peel, grass, light pine, and cereal with a dry, crisp, moderately bitter finish.
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Spicy hop aroma and citrus on the nose, Bitter noble hops and some lemon peel. Biscuit malt backbone, crisp finish. Not bad. decent summer beer.
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Two-Row, grainy, toasted bread crust aroma with background earthy spicy hops. Taste is more hoppy than the aroma leads on, with malt becoming in the back ground. Hallertau hops and Pale malt, quiet simple and drinkable. Dry hoppy finish. No fermentation flaws. Decent.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bit hit of citrus on top of the usual lightly sweet malts just like a good summer ale should. Extremely drinkable, especially on a humid summer day.
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a frothy whitish head and a small amount of lacing. Lots of grassy and floral hops, pale malts, earth, and a hint of citrus in the aroma. The taste is full and hoppy. Crisp and refreshing, medium bodied yet light feeling. I almost want to just keep on chugging. Great blond ale, and one hell of a summer brew. I’m not much of a fan of this category usually, but I love this. Now if they’ll start selling these instead of Bud Light at the ballpark... In another life perhaps.
VeeDubber (21) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- A nice hint of citrous, some malt aroma, no hoppiness.
Appearance- A nice hazy golden yellow with a white, small bubble one finger head that did not hang around long.
Taste- Taste did not follow aroma as expected. Slight hoppiness, no citrousy flavor as I anticipated. Drinks like a pale ale, not the blonde i had thought.
Overall- Not a bad beer, just not what i was expecting. When it was billed as a Blonde Ale, I wasnt expecting as hoppy of a beer. In no way do I dislike it, it just would have been better billed as a pale ale.
fluffy (1893) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
i found this to be more of a pale ale than a blond, along the same lines of Sierra Nevada-hoppier than i was expecting. not my cup of tea. or beer, as it were.
Nuffield (3754) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale-ish yellow pour. Grassy and faintly floral hop aroma with a thin backbone and only lingering vegetal notes against a backdrop that suggests it could have been either an IPA or a hefeweizen if only it had been more committed. Bottle.
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pale straw, gold; off white head that laces lightly. Smell is a mix of grains and grassy, citrusy hops.Tasted of malt, a grassy component, light fruit, and a slight hoppy tinge. Well carbonated.