mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice gold pour with a white head. nose is pine and citrus, backed by malts, and dried fruits. easy on the palate, great piney hop flavor, smooth malt profile, dried fruits and esters in the finish. pretty delicious.
Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18 July 2011, tap at the brewery. light yellow, clear occasional bubbles. nice pine and lemon hops on the nose, though lightly so. med/thin body and slightly fizzy. flavor is a kind of dry tea bag and field grass hops. nice but not my favorite.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is lightly grassy hops. Taste was surprisingly hoppy and refreshing.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on July 16th.
Appearance: Pours a clear orange-yellow.
Aroma: Faint citrus and malt.
Taste: Very light hop, some malt.
Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: The "style" of this beer resembles macro beers, so what I tasted now makes more sense. The beer is well made but just not a big fan.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale straw color with creamy white head that fades, but sticks around. Aroma is grassy and grainy with Belgium yeast. Taste is more the same with a lingering bitterness. Palate is thin and slick with a dry finish. Not bad!
yankeefan21 (129) - New York, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: pours a cloudy straw with a quickly disappearing white head. Some effervescence persists. Strong smell of bitter hops dominates the nose. The taste is much like the smell, bitter with notes of grapefruit. Dry finish that doesn’t leave much of an aftertaste. Maybe some mineral water? This is an alright beer but not my cup of tea. It’s almost like a light IPA and is completely defined by the german hops. I prefer a more balanced beer but if you like light crisp hoppy beers, this may be worth a shot.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours a nice golden colour, overall this is a pretty standard ale, it is pretty easy drink, smooth and flavourful. good offering
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
golden pour with white head. hop aroma. light hop flavour. not much too it but a nice beer for the style. and the bottle was pretty cool.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Zeno’s - State College, PA. Fresh, malty aroma. Flavors are crisp, clean and bright, with a palpable rich freshness that makes it quite quaffable. Where most Golden Ales are listless, flawed, too chewy or flavorless, this one brings flavor to the table with big drinkability and enough intrigue to brink you back. Solid work. What I image Sparkling Ale or English table beer might really be.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at Whole Foods (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice golden yellow hue, a nice glow, but transparent. Gentle carbonation with a frothy decent bright white head that dies to a small film, laces small. Aromas are fairly clean, some gentle grassy hops, faint florals, and crisp cereal grains, bread dough. Clean. Initial is lighter bodied preaching some healthier hops than anticipated, with grass and florals, some spicy yeast, bread dough, and some fruity lemons, faint apple appeal. Into the backend lingering yeast and dry hops, lightly bitter but fairly earthy. Bread dough, some yeast, bread dough, a touch of apple fruit. Finish throws some lingering florals and dry hops, light yeast. The beer offers considerably more than the aroma and appearance let on. A very nice summer beer. It isn’t complex, but definitely does the job. Sessionable, flavorful. Delightful summer beer.