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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
GFB has an approachable flavor with hints of honey and orange peel complemented by a mellow malt character.

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2.9
ttoadee (1665) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 Clear gold pour, fading off white head. Nose is bland malt, whiff of citrus. Middle is light malt, with some mild candied orange peel. Finish is, well, boring. I see what they are trying to do, but it was just too subtle.

2.9
Emeister84 (2662) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2018
Stovepipe can. Aromas of grain, bread, light grass. Hazy light gold with a mostly lasting white head. Subtle sweetness, grainy, bready. Light-medium bodied.

2.7
Dacrza (1072) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2017
DATE: December 29, 2017... OCCASION: celebrating the first Catan victory in the Kisatsky house... GLASSWARE: Abita pint... pours a busy, fizzing orange amber body that sends large bubbles upward, forming a swiftly descending off-white head that dissipates to a bog... lemon and orange are released, along with biscuit malts and cleaning agent--not quite a refreshing blend... sips at a fizzy, vibrant level, though it begins with a syrupy sweetness and finishes with thicker-than-expected, signaling its malt base... the mouthfeel is generally agreeable, but the aftertaste lingers longer than an acquaintance should... I do like the honeyed nuance to this, with the cracker malts somewhat obtrusively sweetening the experience beyond my desire... lemon, pepper, and some funky yeasts make this much less agreeable than the label proclaims... not feeling this one--and there are plenty of refreshing examples of this style to be had...

3
malrubius (3088) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2017
Tall boy from Brwetopia. Clear gold with lasting head. Bready grassy aroma. Medium sweet bready vanilla honey grassy with (relatively) medium grassy spicy bitterness with a hint of citrus. Light body and fine carbo with a little bite. "Approachable." LOL.

3
josephander (9) - - DEC 22, 2017 does not count
Light beer with not much going on. But it is creamy, mouthy and drinkable. Not bad. Good for mellow time.

3.4
hotstuff (5281) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Rated on 12-17-2017. Can. The appearance is a medium sized off-white head that is mostly lasting, golden transparent body, fast rising carbonation observed, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is hint of citrus hops, light honey, grainy, hint of biscuit, lightly floral, lightly sweet, and pale malt. The flavor presents very light bitterness, light citrus hops, grainy, pale malt, and lightly sweet. The mouthfeel is light carbonation, smooth and clean. This beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very easy drinking and refreshing beer with a mild aroma. There is nothing super special about this beer that really stands out; however, it is a beer that I would drink again and keep on hand when I want an easy drinking beer.

3.8
superspak (6228) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/25/2017. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, light pear/apple, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, light pear/apple, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate peppery, citrus peel, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, light pear/apple, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very good American blonde ale. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Clean bready malts, nice earthy hop balance, and restrained fruity yeast character. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

4
camay1997 (81) - patton, California, USA - DEC 15, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2017 Thin white head atop a dark golden body. Near amber but not really amber. It smells of bread and malt. It tastes like it smells, of bread and malts. It’s more palette cleansing than flavorful. with a touch of sweetness. I burped up the hops flavor though. I think it’s a good to alternative to the pale style of beers.

2.2
rougeau13 (3280) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Can. Clear amber with off-white bubbles. Weak aroma of dough and hints of grass and honey. Tastes grainy, watery and very lightly sweet. Light bodied and thin. Very pedestrian, even for a blonde.

3.5
drowland (9186) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2017
10/20/17. 12oz bottle from Five Points, enjoyed on an episode of Antebrewum: South Georgia Beer Report. Golden pour with a nice off-white head. Mild aroma, hints of dough, honey, citrus, grass. Good flavor, clean pale maltiness, mild, doughy, citrus, honey. Not bad.


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