PlainsDrifter (90) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber brown. Aroma of barnyard and wet dog. Fizzy, light to medium body Malty and lightly sweet, clean finish with no bitterness.
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Amber colored. Earthy nose, lemon, grass, chewy malts. Rounded, estery, fruity flavor, peaches and oranges, some biscuits. Decent drinking beer, though nothing special.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Devens grill, nice bubbly light bodied stuff, sold as a pale ale, but blonde golden works for me too, nothing offensive here, good and quaffable.
rondphoto (3028) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a good two-finger head that shrinks to a full cover, dots and streaks of lace. Sweet malt opens things; carbonation joins in as it moves through the palate, allowing just enough hop bittering to balance things at the finish. Very unassuming, but a solid choice for food and for a long night’s session. Very easy to drink. Recommended.
luttonm (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tasting at the Brewery in Westminster. Wry light pale, some mild indistinct hops. Dry malts. good old style but really boring example of it.
asheft (2760) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sourish aroma of fresh wort and weak, possibly not so fresh hops. Almost clear copper under a thin, lacy, white flannel blanket. Sourness also in flavour, that is significantly oxidized/cardboardy and with a metallic feel. Perhaps this beer wasn’t stored properly. Medium body, medium carbonation, sour, cardboardy finish.
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap pours mostly clear deep golden yellow with white around the rim. The aroma is light and sweet of pale malt. The taste is bittersweet pale grains with a tiny touch of hop dryness. There is a simple sweet grainy flavor but it is not really very tasty, it is however more full bodied than most blond ales which makes it more palatable.
UDBeernut (2235) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker than golden amber, adequate white head with ample lacing. Nose of cracker, flowers, citrus, and chalk. Taste has all of the above with a slight skunk character. Body is light to medium and leaves questioning my recent trip to Albany all together.
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep golden color with a decent white head that recedes quickly but leaves a fair amount of lace on the way down. Smells earthy and bit minerally with a fair amount of sugary malt sweetness and light floral hops beneath it. The flavor is sweet with an odd buttery tartness to it. Light toffee and butterscotch flavor with a mineral aspect to it. Little hop flavor and barely enough bitterness to keep this from cloying. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sugary bubbly mouthfeel. I picked this up on a whim to fill my mix a six. This is quite sweet and lacks any balance, I’m glad I only have one.
Scrapersnbeer (1531) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hearty aroma of caramel dough and citrus. Orange color of the pale ale variety. Flavor is average sweetness, I’d have said 20 BUs. Has the basic flavor and character of a heavier English ale, ie not a bitter. Too sweet and heavy to be termed a blond ale.