Dacrza (979) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2017 ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught and bottled samples at Sunset Grill, Summer 2008.
It’s stuff like this that gives blonde ales a bad name. Dirty, not in the sense that the brewers were looking for, but in the sense of unclean, with glaring brewing flaws (diacetyl, metal, a dirty yeast blandness...) and almost no malt character. Tastes like you’re chewing on a handful of dirt and wheat. Some light citrus seems out of place on the end and the beer just tastes stale, cardboard-like and nothing remotely refreshing-like. Extremely poor aroma strength, maybe a touch of vanillin and old, crusty bread. Watery mouthfeel, though somewhat ameliorated by the wheat in the grist. Horribly boring yeast lacking any character.
DATE: July 15, 2017... OCCASION: playing a family-wide game of Monopoly... GLASSWARE: Ommegang Rare Vos shaker... appears a slightly hazy, light straw colored body... small, lazy bubbles formulate an off-white head that taps out quickly... light bill of lemon, wheat, and pear--slightly astringent and not offering much in the way of the promised orange peel or coriander... light,, watery, a bit oily...like a white wine spritzer without the refreshing payoff.... more like a flat cream soda... cider-like apple brisk pepper, light wheat, soft orange peel, and cracker malts keep some of the low-end appeal... this is one that tastes as I remembered it did the last time--advertising as a summer beer, but like the label’s suggestive lady, more trouble than it’s worth, and not nearly as refreshing... sad when the remainder of a six-pack presents itself as a burden... bpar73 (1118) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2017
On tap at TLC. Slightly hazy gold pour with a minimal head. Citrus,spices, wheat, and light hops in the taste and aroma. Far from the worst thing ever. mjmoen (535) - - MAR 3, 2017
B-. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Strong spice in the flavor. djd07 (14496) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle at BrewMaster’s Craft Beer Festival. Pours a hazy gold with small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is wheat and citrus. Medium body, wheat, citrus, clove, light finish, good. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2016
12 oz bottle pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, yeast and grain. Taste is caramel and citrus.
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
12 oz bottle. 4.5%. Bottled on Jul/27/16. (Meijer) 8 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI.
Cloudy yellow color with a small white head.
Coriander, wheat, spices, mild citrus and some yeast in the aroma.
The flavor is yeast, wheat, coriander, citrus and some spices. A bit Thai infused. Thin.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone closey22 (1945) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Hazy gold rimmimg white head; aroma is none; flava is tart lemony; feels light fizzy crisp; finishes tangy dry moderately bitter BlackBeerPG (671) - Darien, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Taste: sharp and crisp with coriander spice, orange peel and wheat notes. biscuit herbal nose.
Pale gold and mostly clear with a white head and some lace.
Medium lite body. Smooth and flavorful. SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottled. No clear date. Hazy lemon, white head. Aroma is lemon, wheat. Flavor is generic ale. Meh. Underwhelmed. Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Canned at the Tin Can. Pours hazy golden. But watery in the mouthfeel but drinkable. Tad of citrus.