Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2009
On draught at the Great Dane Hillsdale location. Pours a clear golden blonde colored brew with a thin white head that quickly dissipates to an almost clean top. Aroma of golden grain malt, some floral hops a touch of honey and some light fruit. Taste is light bodied, flavors of golden grain malt, some honey, light pear fruit and a touch of dry leaves. Finish is semi-sweet, a light floral hop aftertaste that quickly disappears. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Pours a bright golden colour with an orangeish hue near the bottom. Head is full and creamy with soft floral notes and honey on the nose. Taste is pleasent and semi sweet, but a little too light for my taste. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
On tap at Great Dane – Hilldale. Poured clear, brighter orange with a tall, fluffy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweeter honey and bready notes with a low dose of floral hoppage.. soft and very pleasant. The flavor found semi-sweet honey and bread with spicy floral and pine bitterness.. dry, very quick finish. Dry on the palate with low carbonation.. building bitterness toward the back.. decently balanced. Tasty. Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2007
On tap at downtown location
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2007
I shared this one with my wife since she wanted something light. I was more curious to see how the Great Dane could do with a style that is tricky to pull off well. As it turns out they did a decent job. I might not order this again in the future but it was not an appaling release. In fact, I found it slightly more enjoyable the Extra Pale Ale I’d just finished.
Aroma / Appearance - A pale yellow transparent body represents the typical pils look. An off white one finger head floated on top like a layer of icing - solid with only a hint of bubbling. Honey, wheat and a bit of hops were evident in the simple but capable nose.
Flavor / Palate - Hoeny wheat cheerios ground down and liquified wash across the palate. A grainy muted hop taste then reveals itself before everything fades away. There’s not much else to say about this one other than it was enjoyable and well made. I might not order it again but it is a perfectly sessionable summer pils.
Draft at the brewpub (downtown location). Poured a clear golden color. Head was thin, white, and left some decent lace behind. Aroma was of subdued noble hops and a touch of honey. Flavor was similar and overall uninspiring. It was slightly sweet on the tongue up front with a dry finish accompanied by minimal hop or possibly a grainy bitterness. So so.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
[GABF 2006 – Denver, Co]
A very fine light yellow color with a thin head. This had a great aroma of honey and spices and was very light to drink. I liked the German malts used and the finish was very refreshing a great summer beer.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Transparent and paling caramel brass in color with an etched grayish white wrung and minute saliva sheaf serving as the head. Biscuit styled honeyed wheat registers in the nose first. Subtle fluorination moves pollen into the comb, and some noble hop fury aromatically resides under sugar combed sourdough. There’s even a mild juniper utterance hiding there. Pungent pils flavor from the get-go. Nectary aspects grip wheat and come running with grainy home cookin’. Mild hallertrau bite gives an earthiness alongside a buttered sourdough heel that sweetly hugs the tongue. Clover meets corn flakes for wholesome beady memoirs. Light fairing mouth feel with buttery cake cone flavors speak of more innocent and dessert-esque cream connotations. Searing, separatist movement happens amongst the honey creates a discrepancy between the sweetness and grainy traits in the end. jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2006
A nice golden beer with a thin white head. Full malty nose and aroma. Not a lot of body or depth but very well made and would’ve been rated higher except the glassware was poorly rinsed and I tasted a lot of Clorox. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Interesting I’d say. Very, very pale malt flavor. Supposedly honey is in this but I really didn’t taste it that much. Some bitterness in the end. Light texture. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
reminded me of prairie rock's vanilla ale, except this is honey. it went very well with my yellowfin dish at the restaurant. sweet and light. nothing much, but it went very well with the meal.