joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It pours a very clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is very grainy/bready with some strong notes of grass and earthy hops. The flavor is a wonderful balance of light bready malts and spicy, grassy hops. There are some more citrusy and piney accents before a dry crisp finish. A really nice crisp summer beer.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a decent golden yellow with a nose of piney grapefruit, peach, and a touch of orange/lemon rind. Flavor is malt-forward grapefruit, sour citrus bread, light lemon, and a touch of honey in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Refreshing beer, especially after mowing the lawn.
tron3000atl (72) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not sure what perfect is but this is pretty damn close to the perfect summer beer. The only gripe I have is it isnít in cans. Great little Hoppy blonde. Me Gusta much gringos.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear straw colored, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma full of grassy, wood-like hop aromas. Lively carbonation. Grassy, floral hops backed by a thin malt profile. Slight lingering mineral bitterness. A nice warm weather session beer.
keanex (1640) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass from a 12 ounce bottle with no date.
A: Crystal clear golden body, active carbonation, and a thick white pillowy head.
S: Earthy floral notes, not much else.
T: Rather bitter from start to finish, dry lean body with lots of earthy floral notes.
M: Light and crisp body.
O: This is decent, but a bit dry from start to finish.
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #50 for 2012
12oz bottle cold, from a snifter glass. Aroma was cat pee heavy in urea. Clear yellow beer 1/4 inch head, almost no lacing. Taste, cat pee with a bitter finish. Palate, medium carbonation, smooth finish.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear yellow with thin frothy white head. Aroma is very floral with a mix of wet leaves, spruce and caramel. Flavor is grapefruit and sourdough. Body is light and crisp with active carbonation.
Guerde (1247) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a clear gold color with a thin white head and decent lacing. Aroma contains plenty of fresh hoppiness, with scents of lemon, cut grass, and flowers with only a faint glimmer of a bready, crackeresque undercurrent beneath the freshness. The flavor is even more well put together, with some faint pale malt sweetness initially hitting the tongue before quickly transitioning to a dry, crackery, and crisp mineral water finish. Lemon zest here too. Some lingering and lightly spicy bitterness clings on after the crispness subsides, which further enhances the finish. Mouthfeel is light and the carbonation is lively. Overall this is a perfectly appropriate beer for the summer months, and that finish really shined through.
PhatB420 (760) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz into a pint. This is the best summer beer ever. Hoppy right from the front, this is no dull dimmer. Theres a bite that brings one back for more and leaves one wondering if this is an ipa hybrid or just a very fine summer brew. Quite nice. Color is lemonade gold with hay, and sunshine mixed in. Taste is hoppy all over, wheat filled and particuarlly enjoyable. This is the beer for summers to come.
Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE: Pours a pale lemon yellow color with a good 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Good clarity reveals a multitude of bubbles soaring up towards the top of the beer. Pretty decent retention, but the lacing is even better.
AROMA: Citrus, Toasted Grain, Lemongrass, and Dried Hay.
TASTE: Nice citrus bite up front followed by some grassy hop flavor. Iím getting some grainy flavors in there as well. Both the citrus and hops show up for a second go-round providing a refreshing lemony snap on the back-end. Thereís some lingering bitterness on the finish.
MOUTHFEEL: Fairly light body with a moderate (and slightly fizzy) level of carbonation.
MOREYíS BOTTOM LINE: Without a doubt one of my favorite summer beers. Ultra-drinkable, yet full of flavor. At 5.2% itís pretty session-friendly too. If Iím reviewing to style (which I am), I canít imagine there being a much better Blonde Ale than this one right here. Victory has done for Blonde Ales what they did for Pilsners. Highly recommended!