bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber to a lager glass. Pours a cloudy amber with almost no head, but what is there laces nicely. Grain with some very light floral hops, maybe a little grass.Taste is fairly sweet with malt, but has a very subtle dry finish. Smooth palate, not much carbonation. Not a real complicated beer, but very drinkable. I’d choose it over a macro or any of the Crown Valley’s any day. Kudos and Cheers! to John A. Huber.
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little dark for a "blonde", but a pretty, deep golden color with minimal head and lacing. Very straightforward flavors, with hints of hay, butter and grass all present. Flavor is very similar. Velvety mouthfeel. Nice local option in a craft beer wasteland, but needs some development to become an option outside of its home market.
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Darko9989 (1) - Calvert City, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A - Does not pour like a typical blonde. It pours a hazy light amber or copper color with almost no head. The minimal head was an off-white color that quickly dissipated. No lacing. I think this beer could improve on the appearance.
S - To me this beer has very little aroma. What I can smell is a bit of sweet malt, almost buttery. I can also smell a trace of the pine and citrus from the hops.
T - The taste is somewhat similar to the smell. It has that sweet butter taste but it has a but of a bitter finish due to the hops. You can taste some of the citrus from the pine towards the end. It is a very subtle taste.
M - This beer has zero carbonation. It has a semi-medium body and the mouthfeel is extremely smooth. It is a very easy drinking beer. Could be a session beer.
O - Overall I think with some tweaking this beer has the potential to be good but it is just not there yet. The buttery taste is a bit overwhelming and the lack of carbonation is disappointing. I think for the craft drinker, this beer leaves much to be desired. I do, however, think this would be a good transition beer for the macro-lover looking to experience the world of craft beer.
CJMunchel (51) - Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great golden color with a small white head. Simple smooth taste. Great summer sipping beer.
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seymour (1958) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared a tall brown bottle, thanks gregwilsonstl! It poured a light amber, no foam, but a little lace nonetheless. Almost no aroma. A little malt and hops in the flavour. Too much residual sweetness. Absolutely no carbonation. It struck as a basic, badly-kept cask of British Bitter. This was a deeply flawed beer, but didn’t taste horrible. With a few simple adjustments, it could become a great table beer.
gregwilsonstl (2411) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
For a blonde this is darker than expected. No head, flat. But very sweet. Slighty bitter. Typical blonde woman, not typical blonde beer. Thanks Anthony.
csaso (2235) - Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - not much head, hazy dark straw color, mild sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild hops, some honey-like notes; guess it would be pretty refreshing on a hot day
Strykzone (7247) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. I bought this at a bar in Cape Girardeau. Almost clear golden. Buttery nose and flavor. Huge diactyl. Some soft fruit and malts but that butter is too much to overcome.
phaleslu (10012) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Jackson, Missouri’s own bsuedekum- thanks a ton, Blake! He’s excited that his hometown has its own craft brewer that will be available around Southeastern Missouri. This one pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. The aroma is pretty sweet, with sweet, bready malts, sugar, grass, and straw- a little dank and sweaty, too. The flavor follows suit, but is drier, with some crackery and grainy notes. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Good blonde ale. I hope this brewer succeeds in spreading craft beer in his area.