nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2009
The aroma is dusty and malty with adjuncts, citrus hops, and a touch of grain husks, honey, and grass. The appearance is deep gold with a large foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with some acidity and a bread like finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall an enjoyable beer but damaged by junk malt. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Appearance: Quite clear, deep yellow body with a smallish, fine, but sustaining, white head.
Smell: Mildly sweetish, meager malts with a lightly earthy, vaguely floral hop scent. It’s not exactly a stand out aroma.
Taste: Light pale maltiness with an infinitesimally small amount of wheat grain. Subtly sweet overall. Earthy, lightly floral hop character with just enough hop bitterness to balance. Ill-defined maltiness in the later half with an encroaching wateriness. Finishes dry, clean, but a little on the weak side.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A light ale, indeed! Thankfully, no off flavors, and, it has kindly low ABV%, so there’s that. But, being so light, it’s hard not to the shout 1...2...3... CHUG!! Although, I’m left wondering who in the Production Development Dept. tasted their Blonde Ale and said "not light enough!!" Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Golden yellow color, well carbonated with a well diminished head. Malty, spent grain aroma. Slight hop flavor, smooth malt texture. Crisp semi-dry light body. Decent lawnmower beer, slim chance i would buy again. Ron (3959) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2009
FCBF 09. Bottle. Pours clear gold with a white head. Sweet grainy malt aroma, rather light. Light flavor as well hints of grainy and sweet malts. No off flavors. A decent, easy drinking session ale. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Not bad for a light beer. It has good malt notes with a light hop feel at the end. It does not come over as being watery. It does have some flavor.
poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 20, 2010
12 oz bottle into English pint. Aroma is a little spicy, a little sweet; floral. Pours pale golden with small head, decent lacing. After tasting, my first thought is: weird. I really don’t know quite what to make of it. It’s bland, that’s for sure, but there are no off-notes. A vast improvement over your average macro light lager, but, and here I want to use the word dull because it doesn’t do much of anything interesting to the taste buds...okay, where did my thought processes go? It’s a little salty, too. Carbonation is medium. I think it would make a great lawnmower beer--something you don’t have to think too much about, but will quench the thirst in the sweltering heat. It’s February, however. My lawnmower has a cape on right now and is hiding from the sun, so....I’m sure the score would be higher in the summer time is what I’m getting at. I think. The only other craft light beer I’ve ever had is Sam Adams Light, and I would much rather drink this, not for quality reasons, mind you, but because Sam Adams Light is too malty for my liking. My overall assessment is that this is interesting, yet dull. It’s a contradiction, I know, but I don’t know how else I can explain this strange beer. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours bright golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of pale malt, light cookie, bready yeast and herbs, a bit soapy. Thin to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Not bad, but I still would prefer the Sam Adams Light if cared about such things. It seems that the Slim Chance has a bit more body but less hop flavor. GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Hazy pale amber, foamy white head and some lacing. Notes of citrus and sweetness, like cookie dough. Taste is a bit muted with a bitter finish. Crisp on the pallet and sessionable. Decent for a light beer. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Poured a golden color, aromas of malt, grain, hay, and grass, little citrus to it. Flavors are the same, ok beer overall, not my first choice from RedHook though. BillKismet (4060) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2010
Light tinge of amber. Plentiful carbonation feeds a nice, but deflated, head. Nice grainy malt nose and some tannic hop notes. Pleasant graininess through the body and easy malting. Well-balanced, pleasant, beach-side golden ale.