jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Draft at carlyle. Pours a dark gold with minimal head. Aroma is sweet with coriander and spices. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Coriander with dirty malt and a little herbal hops. Light bodied with a thin texture. Soft carbonation and not much of a finish. Meh. cbfobes (2891) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, pours a clear golden with a thin head, the aroma is sweet with a good amount of grain and a little bit of fruit, the flavor has some fruit and orange on the front end with a sweet finish, wow, this one actually surprised me a little bit, not bad. Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Arrived from tap a nice clear, golden color with a thick, bubbly head that quickly fades down to a film. Aroma is has a light noble hops note, light caramel, sweet fruity note with some light honey undertones but the overall aroma is pretty light. Flavor starts off with a slight watery floral hop flavor, light vanilla, light honey with a smooth light malt note. Low density and carbonation, no lacing is left on the glass and the overall flavor is modest but quickly disappears. Overall a good brew and one that is hard to offend. Perfect for a few pints due to the low alcohol and pretty decent flavor for a light brew. TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2008
had this on tap at brewery golden in color small head witha little lacing aromas of spice and fruits taste of coriander and a slight sweetness from the hony overall i think they need to retire this one and try again DrnkMcDermott (3141) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Sampler. So I get to add the rating that gives this beer a ranking. I feel the weight of both power and responsibility! Here goes: a bit of lace in the glass (in fact, all the samplers I tasted showed good head retention and a bit of lace). Light coriander note as promised, but not too much. Additionally, I detect a slight weizen style banana nose. Pretty good, even though it’s still in the light range.
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
Good aroma of honey and light taste of coriander. Golden color with small head. Fair hoppiness. Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pint glass from a growler. Heavy honey nose, mild honey flavors. Light golden pour. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Got this one in a growler at the brewpub. Dark yellow pour with a thin, white head. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JAN 22, 2006
On tap at the brewpub,JFGrind (2071) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Clear straw-gold with thin, quickly vanishing head. Faint aroma of grassy hops and coriander. Flavor is a pleasant surprise thanks to the subtle but effective coriander spice kick. Sweet malt and light honey touch join in shortly afterward, wrapped up by a light hop bitterness. Thinnish body & mouthfeel as one might expect from the style. The coriander is a brilliant touch that adds flair to this otherwise workaday style.
Golden honey ale, that I’m surprised is listed here as an amber. Minimal bitterness, it reminded me of a George Killians Irish Honey. Nothing groundbreaking happening here.