markducommun (1096) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Clear golden with an fine white head. Light vegetal sweetness, honey. The slightest bitterness and spice. Light, clean body, medium length finish. Decent. TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
The Traktor pours a mostly clear dark orange yellow with a thin ivory head that does not last long. The aroma is lemon, citrus and wheat. The flavor is also lemon, citrus and wheat with an added hint of caramel. Overall this is decent beer. ARH (1125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. Notes of vanilla yogurt are the first thing I noticed on the nose with a light banana, lemon, and a decent amount of grains. It pours a hazy, murky orange with a soft whitish head. The head dissipates slowly, but eventually dwindles down to a thin ring with a wispy surface and it leaves behind an above average amount of thin web lace. It’s a well balanced medium / medium-light bitter and sweet - maybe slightly more sweet than bitter. The light bodied beer has an oily texture with a soft carbonation (maybe lightly fizzy). There’s notes of caramel, grass, and grapefruit at the finish with a light yogurt tartness to it. The tartness lingers along with grapefruit peel in the aftertaste. It’s dry and astringent. rumproasts (5342) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
tap. golden with small head. strange flavor. very mild body with light hops and a hint of vanilla. i’m not even sure what style this is trying to be. it’s not terrible, just a bit odd. koleminer20 (3470) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On draft at Dan’s. The pour is a surprisingly clear light amber color with a nice white head and some lace clinging all around the glass. The aroma is sweet; a nice light maltiness to it, combined with a good honey prominence and some small notes of vanilla. The flavor has a bit more vanilla to it, with the sweetness keeping a solid undertone. The mouth feel is definitely creamy, and the after taste is really sweet, which compliments the creaminess awesomely.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Tap. Aroma of vanilla, honey, grass. Lingering cream ale taste. Decent beer for the style.
----Hophaze out Onslow (1481) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2013
A couple of tall drafts at Finley’s in Kalamazoo (kudos to them for maintaining an extensive craft brew draft line up). Clear yellow brew with white head. Aroma of sweet grain, maybe honey and hints of mint. Taste is sweet at the start ending with a slight astringency and a bit of mint at the very end. Palate is great - creamy, actually, due to active small bubbled carbonation. Very tasty! msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Had on tap at a restaurant in Mt Prospect. Pours pale golden with white head. Aromas of buttery grains, honey, and some grassy hops. Flavors of wheat, grain, buttery, some grassy hop bitterness. Not a big fan of this style but not a bad effort. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
6 oz pour at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Surprised I’ve never rated this actually. Pours a gentle hazy golden pour, well hazed, nice honey glow on the bottom and edges. A frothy bright white head atop stays as a filmy layer, mellow lacing. Aromas are clean, a gentle kiss of earth and florals, mellow clover, touch of honey, dough, and gentle cleaner sweetness. Initial is medium bodied, maybe a touch lighter but a firmer body for the style. Some clover, earth, decent dryness and mellow bitterness, faint spice. Middle shows a bit of the body, gentle florals, some graint and cereal malt, touch of honey, dough, and sweeter bread is subtle. Backend is a touch more dry, gentle carbonation, much firmer dryness than I’d expect here but also a touch girthy, so I guess it’s trying to do it "bigger". Finish is gentle honey, mellow apple from the middle pushes on. Earth gentle dryness as more sweetness, malt body kinda clings and finishes. Gentle spice. Solid stronger Golden/Cream. Not bad. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Gold with good, foamy white head, good lacing / Sweet, candied, Jolly Rancher nose / Medium body, fat and creamy, smooth, good hop balance with some astringency on the bitter finish / Simple flavors of sweet corn, straw, hint of Jolly Rancher / A pleasant enough drink, if simple and somewhat awkward.