deyholla (11908) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016 Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Reads Landing brewpub, just south of Red Wing, MN. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind minimal lacing with a thin white ring and a film top. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of creamed corn, floral hops and a hint of noble hops. Taste is light to medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of golden grain malt, a short-lived spice floral hops and a touch of crystal. Finish is quite neutral between dry and semi-sweet character, then a crisp and mild multigrain malt aftertaste that quickly disappears. A solid cream ale with a touch of spice hops.
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper gold with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has musty grains with some bread and a touch of leaves. Flavor has sweet grain and biscuit with some butterscotch and a hint of leaves. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Tap at Reads Landing. Pours a clear pale gold. Aroma is sweet apple, malty. Taste is the same but stronger. Kind of a tough drinker for 4.5% abv. jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Keg @ Reads Landing. Deep gold pour with a small white head. Aroma is a bit sickly sweet. Candy corn. Red apple skin. Some honeyed cereal. Flavor is a bit rough. Sickly apple concentrate. A bit paper. Ragged finish. Relatively light body, soft carb. Needs work. islay (2867) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2016 Initial rating, 5-15-14: Majority of 6 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub. Consumed on 5-14-14. Pours a clear gold with wispy, beige head. Looks a bit too "beery" (a.k.a., like a macro pale lager). Very light, slightly dry aroma. Simple, dry, biscuity taste. Lively in the palate. Light body. Not offensive but utterly nondescript. Not aimed at the connoisseurs, that’s for sure. 4/2/4/3/8=>2.1. Re-rate, 7-7-16: 4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Reads Landing, Minnesota. Consumed on 7-2-16. Hazy bronze with a small amount of wispy, beige head. Not a looker. Weak, juicy aroma. White grape juice scent. A touch herbal in smell. Juiciness and beeriness combine in the flavor. Peach juice. Weak flavor. Lively and frothy in the palate. Light body. Easy to drink. Acceptable palate effects. Boring and bland but not actively offensive beer. 4/2/4/3/8=>2.1. I didn’t remember rating this previously, and I am both surprised and pleased to see that I gave it identical scores over two years later. BVery (10716) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
Tap at Reads Landing. Clear light gold pour with a small white head. Grain, cream/vanilla aroma and taste. Medium to lighter palate.