bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 one of the best they have to offer!! BUT in seems to be somewhat seasonal -- they don’t always have it-- and it’s not availible in bottles --- yet. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Draught. Cloudy orange-gold with a small white head. The aroma is yeasty, bready, with notes of light oranges and cereal. Medium body - lots of caramel, bread, and dusty fruit flavour that isn’t too sweet. There is a nice richness to it with a certain softness. Tasty.
Sampled at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo on June 24, 2006. DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
On tap @ Mr.Goodbar.
Light malty aroma, golden, with a tiny white head. Huge malt flavour at first, very bitter hops, and then a lovely butterscotch meringue, with something akin to allspice. Full bodied, tongue tingling, very well balanced. A wonderful little surprise! beastiefan2k (3900) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Plastic pint pour at the brewpub. Color is orange/gold and absolutely clear. Aroma is a meaty sweetness (not smoke), some sugary flowers with some sweet cereal. Taste is a thick lemon-like biscuit malt and something I like to call "a german sweetness that you know shouldn’t be there." Finishes malty lemon and thick on the palate yet a light-medium drinkable body. A very strange beer, billed as an Amsterdam-inspired brew, yet it definitely taste like a sweet German beer. So I give it points for originality. Definitely would like to drink again. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
I had this on tap and it was big. It seemed to have a much higher alchohol content and the heavy notes of hops sure did carry a long way. It had herbal notes and spme spices that I could not decipher.
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
11 ounce pour - $6.25 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.
DC (14) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Appearance: Lightly hazed, golden body with a very thin, white head.
Smell: Somewhat deficient aroma, only smelling very lightly of grain, white bread sans crust, distant wildflower honey, and florals.
Taste: Light pale maltiness, a tad grainy, with a golden syrup/soft honeyed sweetness. Lightly floral hop quality with a minor spiciness. Relatively light bitterness. The sweetness soon fades for a mostly dry, smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A bigger blonde without becoming so double-fied or imperialized that it’s a cloying, gloopy mess.
This brew poured golden, honey-amber with a thickish off-white head and minimal lacing. As regards the head retention, it didn't las long, but a wisp remained throughout.
Aroma is of sweet, roasted malt, honey, ginger and lemon rind. A lot of freshness here, you can tell from the smell this will be a good drinking brew.
Mouthfeel is medium to full. Initial flavors are pink grapefruit, honey and hop bitterness, but the aftertaste is generally sweet and lingering. This is a good,unusual American beer, pretty damned drinkable. Don't know what the ABV is yet, but there is subdued alcohol strength, so I am thinking around 6+ percent. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Ok-- first of all the brewery said that this was 7.5% but it tasted like it was 5%. Very light yellow color with fading head. Flavor and aroma is dominated by a ligth maltiness and backed up with a hint of hops. Very drinkable. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Draught at Pete’s (Waterfront) Ale House. Amber colored with a frothy head, leaving some spots of lacing. Aromas of biscuity malts, some (slightly rotting?) fruit and moderate floral and citrus hops. Slightly sweet light caramel malt flavor balanced somewhat by citrusy hops, though I kept sensing this twiggy/sappy/leafy thing underneath. Didn’t pick up on any "smoke" in the malts, but then again I wasn’t looking for it. Had a lot of trouble deciding if I was really into this or not. An "imperial blonde ale"? Overall worth trying if you can find it. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Tap @ Blue Point Brewery. This was a puzzler, and even now, hours after trying it, I can’t quite render a verdict. The beer pours golden with a nice white head and barely noticeable lacing. The taste is smooth and dominated by spicy and bread notes with citrus and a slight hop characteristic thrown in. A very interesting brew, and a commendable experiment for Blue Point. A for effort, Incomplete (though good) for the beer.