RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This beer could be Chicago’s replacement for Spotted Cow. It’s light, creamy, fruity on the finish, golden, refreshing and easy drinking with clear attention to detail and totally sessionable.

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Subliminal64 (246) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2018
Where Purchased: 355ml can from the brewery Consumed: from a pilsner glass Aroma: Smells malty and sweet with a hint of the brewery (if that makes any sense). Appearance : unfiltered light gold with decent head that lasts 3/4 of the way through drinking then turns to good lacing. Bits of yeast can be seen floating in the bottom. Taste: very well balanced. Sweet with a hint of honey and a touch of malts. Not much of a hop taste. Palate : medium to light body. Bittersweet aftertaste. Good carbonation. Overall: A very well balanced and easy drinking beer. Nothing special, but you can taste and sense the quality of brew. I was glad to try and will buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.

3.9
superspak (6208) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2017
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 6/14/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, peach, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity yeast, honey, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, peach, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, peach, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, white bread dough, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, honey, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a delicious American blonde ale! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, honey, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very spot on stuff for the style. Nice rich malt flavors, balancing hops, and a characterful yeast profile that is well restrained. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
Frank (4256) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2016
This is a very nice blond ale. It is interesting in that it seems to showcase a fruitiness from the yeast rather than the hops. Combined w/ a solid bready sweet maltiness, this makes for a rather nice beer. It does seem to have a hint of booze which is strange for the gravity but that detracts only very little.

3.9
drdisque (899) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle in an English pint glass. Pours clear copper. Nice fruity bready aroma. Sharp malty, slightly bitter taste, but smooth finish. A very nice full bodied blonde ale.

2.9
Poobah (479) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Light amber with a very thin head and a mild, malty nose. Opens easy with medium carbonation, then ends thin, sticky, and somewhat hoppy.

2.6
sawbuck (778) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Aroma of corn....some fresh bread. Light golden color with a white thin head. Sweet grains up front. Bready, maltiness dominates. Bitterness cuts in peppery with a hint of spices. Fairly one dimensional in taste which I guess is the point. Light mouth feel. Finish is muted bitterness with some pepper. Average.

2.7
CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2016
Trying to be a New Glarus Spotted Cow, but not as good. It is creamy with a deep gold and head on the pour. The aroma has an odd metallic touch, that is unfortunately also present at the end of the taste. Not terrible, but make trips up to Wisconsin for the real deal.

3.2
j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Crisp grain on the nose, crackers and grain. Medium bodied, sweet malt and more cracker and grain notes. Crisp finish with lingering cracker and malt.

3.1
DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Single bottle from Binny’s, 1/14. I get to give this one its "ranking." Malty, sweet beer smell under the cap. In the glass, there’s short fizzy head, and kind of a cheap lager smell. Taste is a little thick in the mouthfeel, which does notch it up a bit. It’s okay; not the Spotted Cow killer they’re claiming to be, just a little too sweet. After their many wilder brews on tap and in limited bombers, I guess they want to zero in on some basic beers to go to stores every day.

3.3
arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pour on tap, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought biscuit, bread, some yeasty notes with a hint of spicy and earthy hops. Taste had a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, some hints of wheat into a bit of earth, spice, finishing bitter, dry.


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