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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewers Reserve
We took our classic Oval Beach Blonde and increased the malt profile to boost up the body and the ABV, plus we added a boatload of hop additions to amp up the flavor and bring this beer to a whole new level.

Malts:2-Row, Vienna, Crystal 10L, Carapils
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Cascade

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Light golden color with a taller, dense, off-white head. Aromas of light fruit, pale male, orange blossom honey and honeysuckle hops. Lighter feel and flavors. Light sweet malt and honey along with some herbal to floral hops. Not something I would jump on often, but its worth a ride. 1/15

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Rating #1823 - 2015.07.08 - Bottle from CBI - Pours a clear golden white head. Aromas of lemon, pine, orange peel. Taste is decent citrus sweetness, delicate bitterness for 7.2%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2468) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Enjoyable and dry hoppy with a refreshing citrus and light spice note. Easy going with a good balance, moderate bitterness. A bit of crisp finish, light but strong contrast

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3481) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
12oz brown bottle. Deep gold, hazy. Compact white head with good lacing. Nose has caramel sweetness with orange and grapefruit. Taste - caramel, fruit, orange, grapefruit. Caramel malts in the finish with grapefruit, pine and orange zest with nice bitterness. Medium bodied. My favourite from their mixed pack.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1267) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2015
12 oz bottle pours a hazy golden-orange with small lingering white head which leaves only slight lacing. Aroma is full of bready malts,wuth some grass, but also noticeable pine resin, and citrus hops. Taste is sweet and malt-forward at the beginning until the hops kick in at the long dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is medium without much carbonation. This was my last choice in a make-your-own six pack, since I thought it would be a blonde ale (not one of my favorite styles). The first sip made me wake up and take notice. This one is substantial, and hard to classify. A well balanced and substantial surprise, which Ill seek out again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6133) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
355ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus and pine with some caramel notes. Taste is a citrus and pine hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium body with good carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA that looks good and tastes good. Generous hop profile.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jnelis (1) - - JUN 15, 2015 does not count
Tasty! Takes one of my old favorites, Oval Beach Blond, and as my tastes have progressed toward hoppy IPAs, has added a terrific hop profile, and yet keeping the smooth blonde ale taste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Just ok not great not one i would search out....great name....ok.....(#512)..............

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview: gold pour, thin white head. aroma of sweet bready, earhty. tastes are herbal, bitter, citrus peel, little tropical. pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (5300) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this was a very nice IPA style. All around good complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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