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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
An Earth-friendly beer with an out of this world taste. Golden West Brewing/Blue Marble Brewing

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured a pale, peachy color with a foamy opal head. Aroma was somewhat malty, with some fruit. Flavor was unpleasant and watery, a slight maltiness that ended with an ashtray flavor. No good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcr (2691) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle. Clear, golden body. Frothy, white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma is sweet, grassy. Notes of cookie, hay and toast. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. The finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body, thin, watery texture, lively carbonation. First whiff leaves the impression of a promising aroma. But thats about it. Balance is off. Aftertaste is vegetative and grainy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Pale straw, very light, very clear, a few bubbles of carbonation, moderately sized frothy head, white, decent lacing.   Grainy nose, some straw/hay, but mainly very earthy.   Doesnt seem to have any sweetness.   Dry on the tongue, very very earthy, grainy, yeah, certainly seems Organic.   No sweetness at all, none.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, a little airy.   Big soily finish.   Maybe its just me, but organic lighter beers shine so much of that earthy/soily character that it just detracts.   A bigger beer with more hops and some sweetness can counter that, but as this is just way too soily.   Not clean, crisp, or my kind of drink.   Lingering cereal on the finish.   My only advice, try something hoppier and/or sweeter such as an IPA or Amber.   Meh...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle courtesy of maniac at the 8th Richmond Gathering. Hazy gold with an aroma of sweet cut grass and malt. Flavor was grainy and burned toast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheBeerGod (6197) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of maniac at the 8th Richmond Gathering. Pours blond. Short white head. Aroma is cereal, light honey and stale malt. Taste is malty with more cereal notes, light honey and grassy hops. Body is light and bubbly. Ends with more malt, cereal, faded honey and grassy hops. Not too terrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle from Trader Joes Short Pump at the 8th Richmond Gathering on 06/06/2009. Clear pale yellow body with a small frothy white head. Big honey and toasty malt aroma, very much cheerios. Light cheerios, honey, toasty malt, some grainy flavor. Light body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (17172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
Hazy straw. Aroma of straw and fresh seabreeze malt. Light spicy character. Mild bitterness. Anise notes. Strawlike character. Weak - low bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cavie (4642) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
So right before I sampled this beer, a comment popped up that likened it to earwax. I wish I hadnt read that because I think that ruined it for me. It does have a pretty nasty bitterness to it. Its even the same color too!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Did not enjoy at all. No flavor to speak of, and way too much soapy white head. Take a big pass on this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Thanks to cbkschubert for the bottle - pours a fizzy, semi-hazy pale gold, but fails to kick up a head - strong noble hop aroma, bordering on skunky, but never quite getting there - rather strong, dry, grassy hops combine with crackery malts to create a nearly chalky, tongue-curling dryness - but somehow the strong hop profile makes this much less unpleasant than it sounds - however, there are other flaws - flavors of metal and pool water arrive late, detracting from the relative tastiness of the hops - man that is sad - oh well, another crappy organic beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highibus (819) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Pours a semi-clear straw color and white thin head leaves some decent lacing. Aroma of light grass and a touch of sweetness. Flavor is mellow but not missing. Straw with a touch of hop finish. Not bad but a style I don’t really care for.

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