Guerde (1280) - 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 (837) - 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. I’m 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. There’s some lingering bitterness on the finish.
MOUTHFEEL: Fairly light body with a moderate (and slightly fizzy) level of carbonation.
MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: Without a doubt one of my favorite summer beers. Ultra-drinkable, yet full of flavor. At 5.2% it’s pretty session-friendly too. If I’m reviewing to style (which I am), I can’t 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!
jstraw (1960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale gold with big, foamy, white head / Elegant, floral nose of bread, honey, and citrus / Medium body, lush and creamy but understated and stylish with superb balance and bitter finish / Flavors of pear, honeydew, orange, resin, hay, soap, and dry hops / Relative to a golden ale, this is just absolutely perfect.
Foulkamania (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp summer beer. A little more hops than expected, but not overwhelming. Good for backyard grilling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of resiny hops, spicy, some floral elements. Tastes of dry malt, some bitterness on the finish, some nice peppery spicy hoppy notes. Enjoyable summer beer.
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light gold color with streamers of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Head is a thin ring of white. Aroma is grassy hops with some crisp malt. Flavor is grassy and citrusy. Very clean and light on the tongue. It satisfies its intended purpose.
RyanK (273) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear light yellow with a small white bubbly head that stays as a minimal lacing, plenty of carbonation. Smells of grass, lemon and earthy hops. Very light in taste and is more like a pilsner or pale ale. Lemon in grass taste are minimal the hops are pleasant and the malt is pretty strong, but it is pale malt, so not overly strong. Great session beer wonderful after working up a sweat
michcam8 (489) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with a little snow white head. Minimal lacing on glass. Aroma of grass, lemon, and slight malts. Taste is of malts and slight hops with a lemon finish. Clean dry finish. Good session brew.
zizzybalubba (1778) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Pours pale yellow with a bright white head. Aroma of grassy and Earthy hops. Clean grassy hop flavor with a perfectly balanced malt sweetness on the back end. This style is not my thing but this is as good as it gets.