jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012 OhHoppyDay (9) - USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a perfect starter beer for that friend that you’re trying to ween off of the ’fizzy yellow’ stuff.
This pours crystal clear, with a fleeting head. Some lacing did hang out for the ride. It had a nice light mouth feel, and a solid but light flavor. Malty, caramelly, sweet flavor with a touch of hop to round it out. This is everything a Blonde should be.
on tap at WBC 10Feb2012, Sample. Slammed like a shot. nose was grainy and certainly had lots of bubbles, ordered by my non craft friends who enjoy its distinct lack of taste cool to session though? I guess? FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a bright golden color with a medium sized white head that faded and left minimal lacing. The aroma was faintly tangy with touches of sugar and golden fruit. The flavor was tangy with sugar and faint golden fruits. Short finish. Medium body. Somewhat bland. Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2011
(Poured from a growler) This starts with a light aroma, with hints of light fruit. It pours a clear light straw color, with a full white head that quickly fades. This has a light clean taste, with a bit of sweetness and bread to it. It’s very light on the palate and easy drinking, a really good session beer. Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear golden color with a thin white head that burns away steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and yeast. Light body with flavors of yeast, biscuity malt, sweet spices and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet and malty with a short yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at brewpub
Somehow better than the sum of its parts this beer defines what an affordable sessionable pint can be. At under 4% it still has plenty of favor but doesn’t try to be extreme. The light touch is perfect for those times when you want something different than a boring old pale ale but not a monster 8% stout or IPA.
Aroma / Appearance - The honey bronze body shimmered by the light of the bar. A white ring of foam circled the outside of the glass like a crown. Honey, caramel, freshly minted rolls of pennies, and rose petals invite you to pay more attention. Despite the lightness there is plenty of depth.
Flavor / Palate - Full bodied for such a low alcohol percentage the flavors fill the mouth with sweetness. Roses, daises, and caramel Twix tease the tongue before a dry floral aftertaste leaves its mark. Light and hoppy it doesn’t fatigue the palate. At the same time it is gone in 10 seconds without a trace. Striking the perfect session balance this would be an ideal take home growler.