gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Lustrous golden -- the color of cooked butternut squash, or maybe golden roasted chicken skin. Bawk, bawk, big yeast floaters.
Exploding head, large bubbles, 2 fingers. HOlds its heighth for awhile.
Aroma of detergent with orange zest. Opens bright like an open window on a crisp day. Pale malt. Fresh yeast starter made with a starchy flour like semolina, or whole wheat pastry flour.
Layer of crisp citrus; orange and lime. Chewy grains flash roasted. A great gulper -- I finished that bottle in 30 seconds, or so. Quaf, quaf, it would go great with duck, or goose and roasted roots and tubers, and green beans and almonds. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Orange. Well orchestated aroma of butter toffee, burnt corn, peaches, spicy and grassy hops along with some grainy and cereal like malts. This tastes like a prairie. Dry, grainy, husky malts put forth notes of caramel, medicine and light fruit. The hops shine through the most here. They are herbal, grassy, quite spicy and not a pleasing combo, for me anyway. Not offensive. Darkover (1542) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Hazy golden color with a big white head. Weak aroma and flavor of yeast and malt. Dry finish. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2004
My label is different with a none too subtle path through some tall grass. Has a deep gold color with a reddish hue. Small, thin head. Aroma is muted. Has some caramel and a little cinnamon. The taste is pleasant and refreshingly light on the toungue. Has a little spicy nutmeg and some chewy white bread. A nice summer beer. Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Tart and cidery, a better choice than bottled Blue Moon. Light yeast aroma. The secret, I am sure is to obtain a very fresh sample. I liked it when I tasted it within days of release and maybe ten ,iles from the source.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2004
I suppose I was thinking this would be the basic Anglo-American golden ale, maybe hopped with Goldings and Cascade. It wasn’t. It had Saaz, which made this terrifically spicy and unique. THe whole thing was sort of unexpected, but quite nice. Terminus (3710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Golden ale describes the look perfectly but the taste is a suprise. The initial taste is smooth but goes away in a few seconds. Not much of an aftertaste to savor. Easy to drink, but not very satisfying. HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Cloudy golden color with chunky of yeasts suspended throughout. Big, rocky off-white head with high carbonation. Aroma is weak but has that Belgian medicinal smell. Thin and fizzy palate. Flavors are very subdued. Grainy malt flavor and slightly medicinal. N bit weak for a belgian ale, but may be a good teaser to get someone into Belgians. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Amber body with weak white head. Unimpressive aroma of malts and hops mix. Tasted weak and watery in the mouth. Not very much in the flavor department. Wouldn’t touch again. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Dry herbal hoppiness, toasty belgian malts. Light golden, pilsenerish color. A bit pisenerish all around, actually, quite clean and easy going. Don’t know what it is, but it ain’t bad.