Tread Lightly Session Ale
New Planet Beer Company

Tread Lightly Session AleTread Lightly Session Ale
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From:
New Planet Beer Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Blonde Ale - American
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 20.83%
Ratings:
6
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 16, 2020
Added:
Nov 13, 2015
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Recent ratings and reviews.
 
2.83 by Boone757 from Virginia on Mar 16, 2020
 
3.08 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/3/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color, with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, biscuit, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carnation and body; with a very smooth, moderately grainy/creamy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice American blonde ale. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable and spot on blonde ale offering; especially for being gluten reduced.

Oct 09, 2016
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1.86/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I reviewed this, in bottle format, a little over two years ago. Subsequent to that, I picked up a CAN in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm) & since today in NBS (Week 602) and I just choked down a JB's A Capella, I figured that I would take the opportunity to divest myself of some of the Gluten-Free backlog.

From the CAN: "CRAFTED TO REMOVE GLUTEN. New Planet TREAD LIGHTLY ALE is fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified and this product may contain gluten." What a cop-out!

I Crack!ed open the CAN and was surprised to get a spray across my fingertips. This was acCANponied by some foaming through the vent, which upon settling, revealed a brimful craft CAN. Normally, I would rejoice, but this gluten free jazz was really winding me up good, so I turned it upside down for an inverted Glug and a sound spanking. This produced two fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head that hung in surprisingly well. Color was marginally Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity (just not light enough to be deemed "Straw") & I awaited the arrival of The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Mammon & Midas. I was not disappointed, but they were! One sniff and they turned tail and exited Stage Left. Nose had a faint lemony-biscuity scent, but it still smelled off somehow. Mouthfeel was thin and one rung above watery. The taste was lemon & biscuit, but with a cheesy tang that I could really do without. Finish was dry, but I was left with an unpleasant cheesy taste in my mouth. Ugh.

Sep 05, 2016
 
3.52 by brwnchrstpher from Pennsylvania on Nov 27, 2015
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3.73/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

12oz can, another newish brew from New Planet where they explicitly state that they used grains with gluten (yay!), and then 'crafted' it out later, so they can't (or didn't want to) verify or guarantee the gluten levels herein.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a fistful of puffy, loosely foamy, and well bubbly off-white head, which leaves some stellar alien script lace around the glass as it gently sinks away.

It smells of bready, rather doughy pale malt, a further toasted graininess, some decent apple and pear fleshy fruitiness, ethereal white pepper spice notes, and earthy, leafy, grassy, and slightly spicy hops. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, lightly toasted crackers, a certain pome fruit sweetness, fading table top ground pepper, and more leafy, weedy, and mildly grassy hops.

The carbonation is adequate in its supportive and occasionally playful frothiness, the body a solid medium weight for the purported style, and mostly smooth, with a small airy creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, the grainy malt and muddled lingering fruit seeing just a little extra sass from the greenish hops.

Overall, not a bad brew, the session blonde ale metrics that they are apparently aiming for duly achieved. The inherent recipe has obviously been changed for this iteration, and from what I can tell, it's for the better. Much, much better.

Nov 13, 2015
Tread Lightly Session Ale from New Planet Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 6 ratings