changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
I picked up this from the Greenville Beer Exchange on a trip to South Carolina recently. Apparently it was bottled at the end of last year and I figured I’d give it a shot. A bomber growler if you will. The aroma is mild but inviting, showing a mix of caramel malt, floral notes, grain, and citrus. Dark gold color with a nice thick off-white head pouring on top. A thin blanket lasts mostly throughout. I have to be honest, considering when this was "bottled" I didn’t expect it to have held up at all. But this is pretty good stuff. The flavor is this sweet grainy taste but with a funky twist and some herbal notes mixing in. Maybe a little lavender? The finish is spicy and slightly dry with lingering funky yeast. It’s almost like they took a Blonde Ale and funked it up a bit. Yeah, pretty solid. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 11/05/2010. Hazy orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit, grain, caramel and floral hop aroma. Sweet floral hop flavor with fruit and light rice background. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
(Sample Date: 11/5/2010 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Light citrusy floral and nutty with some sour notes in the aroma. Cloudy orange golden with small white head. Fruity floral flavor. The wild rice nuttiness stands out. Finish is medium with a fruity graininess and pronounced residual bitterness. Very different and rather enjoyable. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Served on draft at Capital Ale House Downtown, Richmond, VA. Pours a hazy peach color with a medium tight creamy head. Good head retention and excellent lacing. Grainy aroma with notes of rice, banana and other fruity notes. The taste is nutty, rice, peack, pear, banana and a grainy finish. Medium bodied. Interesting, pleasant. Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Tap at Smuttfest, Novares Res.
I Was hesitant to try this, as I usually dont enjoy rice beer, However the Aroma immedeately turned me back on to it. Largely floral hoppiness, with hints of fleshy pit fruit. Mouthfeel is thin but appropriate, very refreshing. Flavor is light, some more floral and now grassy hop character with light rice malt and some hints of peach. Not bad at all.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Hazy pale body with a small white head. Some herbal and floral hops in the nose, some honey and doughy malts, and just a touch of pear. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with dough, citrus, herbs and clean yeast. Medium body is round with moderate carbonation. ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Location: Tap at Blind Tiger, 4/25/10
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Aroma: The nose has some citrus, malts, and some fruity character
Appearance: Orange bodied beer with a creamy white head and good lacing
Flavor: Somewhat sweet flavor, balanced, with a nice hoppy flavor
Palate: Light medium body, decent mouthfeel, drinks nicely
This is a pretty decent pale ale-like brew. Solid and a nice drink. I could drink it again. Flavorful, sessionable, drinkable.
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Date: January 15, 2010
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy orange, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, nice fruity character, light citrus
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light fruity sweetness, well balanced floral and citrus hops, plenty of bitterness, long bitter finish
Overall: lots of flavor and very sessionable, more than I was expecting
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Draft notes from DRE. Pours hazy medium gold with white head. Nose is pale malt, mild hops, slight fuinky and yeasty. Tastes malty, grainy, with some hops, mild fruit, and funky yeasty flavors. malrubius (3084) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 19, 2009
On tap at Novare Res. Pale yellow with dense white head. Mild citrus and grainy aroma. Grainy sweet creamy hollow flavor with grainy hoppy finish. Not a favorite.