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Review by everetends on 06/23/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 7 15 4 7 2010
Old Review
Another one from notes from my last trip to 5 Seasons Westside. Have put these off because like I said in my last review I didn't know the names of the brew, only the styles. That was my fault, should have asked the waiter, but I was just happy he knew the styles (he refered to this as being the golden ale, not far off the name) and was excited about beer.

A: Pours a nice and hazy light to medium in yellow. It does have a slight touch of orange running through the color profile. The beer does have a light cloud/haze to it, keeping you from seeing clear through it, always nice. Had a really nice, almost finger of creamy white head resting on top that had some pretty good retention. Really through up some nice and chunky lace on the glass. Really enjoyable look for this style.

S: Smell is ok, just seems to be ok. Got a decent amount of light malty goodness coming across in the nose. Following that is a light hops presence as well, a touch floral in aroma. There is an earthiness here, but thats about it. A bit disappointing but it still has pronounced aromas that are pleasant.

T: Taste is like an amped up version of the nose. The malts are far more pronounced. Nice and light, but still has a good sweetness to it. Bready and nice. The hops compliment nicely but don't overtake for the style. They know their place and that is nice. The hops come across on the backend with some grassy notes. There is also a really nice grains-like presence here as well. Very nice.

M: Gonna give this medium in body, but it is on the light side of medium. Has a nice creaminess to that has a light coating ability. Carbonation is a good medium, leaving this nice and refreshingly crisp. ABV is light and nonexistant as far as feel, flavor and aroma. Finishes pretty clean but there is just a touch of bitterness on the backend from the hops.

D: This was the perfect beer to start off with while I waited for my meal. Wasn't heavy at all, but had some great flavors. The beer really warmed up my palate for what was in store later in that great meal I had (fuggin redunk meals at 5 Seasons). The girlfriend had one as well and she actually really liked it. Very easy and accessible and it was one of the first times she could point out the hops presence and not be appalled by it (she hates in your face hops). Overall, a great first experience with 5 Seasons and a great session beer to be enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 06-18-2009 22:38:12
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Served In: Pint Glass