Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking golden yellow color with streams of carbonation seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing was light and sliding into the beer.
The smell had a constrained sweet corn to sweet citrusy coated piney hops. As it warmed, a decent caramel sweetness came out.
The taste was mildly sweet as a fairly nice balanced piney bitterness came out.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there - nice and safe as it rolled over my tongue in a slight spritzy sort of way.
Overall, I almost want to say: was this an effort towards a hybrid of a blonde with an IPA? I liked it and would have it again. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
My Bottom Line:BigBen2120 (687) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Generous honeyed cereals pleasantly lift leafy hops in this chewy and well-balanced Golden Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy dark golden.
-The relaxed bubbling and well-rounded body make for a pleasant mouthfeel.
-The finishing hop bitterness is also earthy.
-The end result is clean and very drinkable, which was its main aim, I imagine.
12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a slightly hazy straw-yellow body with a very thin film of off-white head that doesn’t stay long. Smells malty sweet and fruity, reminiscent of honey with a slight grassy hops. Tastes malty biscuity sweet at first, with a fair bit of fruitiness and a strong leafy-grassy hop presence toward the finish. The hops seem to add a grassy astringency to the beer, to a small extent, hurting the drinkability slightly. Otherwise a flavorful drinkable blonde, among the best I’ve had of the style and probably my favorite offering from this brewery. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2008
Draught. Orangey-gold with small head. Fruity hop with orange predominant. Fresh grain. Immature orchard fruits and some undercooked elements. Lots of trees and leaves. Dash of salt. Thin. Alright. User37895 (3085) - - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle courtesy bfeld. Pour was hazy golden-straw in color, white head, respectable size and decent lacing for the style. The aroma was wheaty, herbal hoppy. The flavor was herbal hoppy with a wheaty base, faint fruity esters, a bit of twang/bite in the finish, which was pretty clean. Not the most exciting style in the world, but for a light blonde ale, not bad.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Poured a cloudy orange color with small head. Aroma was of citrus/lemons yeast and some sweet malts. Flavor was of tart lemons and a hit of sweet malts funky yeastyness. refreshing beer but nothing amazing. Not bad for summer time.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2007
(12oz bottle) Large white head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some herbal, dough. Taste is medium sweet, some herbal, dough. Light-medium body, some crispness. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Hazy gold color with a small white head.Aroma is tart and of apple cider. Dry thin finish. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle: Hazy yellow orange with a thin white head, apples and spices in the aroma, watery texture, starts and ends lightly sweet with an apple ending.