sawbuck (735) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Sweet floral fruits in the aroma. Dry sweet malt up front quickly hidden by a peppery bitterness. Call this one an ale pilsner. Finish is average as balance is somewhat muddy. STLGoldendog (61) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2015
Golden straw color with thin white head. Smells of biscuit and malt. Thin and dry palate. Mild clean taste. Almost no bitterness. Nice light pale ale. willisread (3350) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from old town. Pours a slightly hazy pale straw with a minimal white head. Citrus, lemon, grass, biscuit and malts on the nose. Very pils like. Clean, crisp and refreshing dry and peppery finish. Good for the style. Like a floral pils. starewich (170) - - JAN 13, 2015
Hazy and yellow. Smells like corn and grassy hops. Tastes same. On the light side even for an alleged APA. You want a drinkable beer that’s not gross and has a considerable hop kick, this could be it. Personally it leaves me cold though. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. There’s a finger worth of white-colored head, as well. Retention is just average for the style, but there’s something to be said about leaving a lot of lacing behind...and this one certainly does that.
S: Well, there’s a promising salvo of hops on the nose. Nothing too extreme, but certainly existent. This naturally makes me assume this won’t be some bland, middle-of-the-road blonde ale. There’s also a strong crackery presence coming from the malts. I’m not blown away, but the promise is there...
T: Up front is the crackery, bready malt profile. Past that is where the hops come - sadly, they’re kind of undefined, bringing only generic bitterness along with maybe a *twinge* of citrus. Sadly, the hops don’t really add anything to the bready backbone, even creating a clash between the two elements.
M: Unusually full-bodied for the style. Sure, the creaminess is nice, but the thick texture does nothing for its drinkability. Some out there will like the low carbonation, though. Still, it’s definitely not crisp or clean enough for the style.
O: As a hoppy blonde, this isn’t turribly successful. There’s way too much hop/malt clash for me. Having said that, this isn’t something I’m going to drainpour - it’s only kinda crappy instead of godawful. I don’t need to have this one again.
rondphoto (4448) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy light golden amber, white head cover, bands and dots of lace. Taste is malt that moves abruptly through the palate, adding hops on the swallow, with the bitter lingering in a medium finish. Pretty much a "big box" beer, but it’s on steroids, so, much better. razzanof (72) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Perhaps those giving low ratings do not have taste buds... this is a very good beer for what it's supposed to be. From a bottle poured into a pint glass. Slightly hazy coloration with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is earthy with citrusy overtones. Grassy taste with minimal palate feel. A great beer for what it is. This is what mill workers should have been drinking in the '70's!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bule (2164) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12oz bottle pours a hazy golden color with a bit of head. Mild hop flavors and not a lot else.
Weevo (175) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle, pours straw color small white head. Slight floral aromas and taste. Nice crisp beer a little to close to what you might get from a larger brewery.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"not a standout as i’ve grown accustomed to from Bells, but definitely better than some other lackluster pales. a refreshing floral and grapefruit hop aroma and decent malt balance, with a little sweetness. a tad weak, but very approachable."