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American Sky Tailgunner Gold



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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
islay (892) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery’s taproom. Hazy straw with nearly white head. Produces surprisingly extensive lacing. Appealing look. Weak aroma. Perhaps slightly skunked based on the smell, although that seems unlikely given that I was drinking it presumably fresh at the source. Scent of wet cardboard. The smell is too weak to be actively offensive. Flavor of honey and cream with a dry finish. Tastes like saltine crackers minus the salt. Not unpleasant taste at first, but a gross, vomity fruitiness, common to all four of the American Sky beers I sampled in my flight, ultimately emerged. Red grape-like sweet aftertaste. Light to medium body. Buttery in the palate, but insubstantial palate effects overall. These Hudson Brewing Company / American Sky brews are not well made beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2014
On tap @ the brewery in Hudson. Pours a hazy, bright yellow appearance with a white head. Somewhat citrusy, lightly buttery, lemon flavor. Butter is a lot heavier in the flavor with some citrusness. Somewhat bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear gold with a huge amount of white head. Maybe an old bottle? Like half the glass is foam. Aroma of some light citrus hops and a little spicy Belgian yeast. Taste is light bitter and follows aroma with a strong taste of cereal grains and just a hint of skunk. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation with a decently long finish. Overall, not bad. I’m rating this higher in a couple categories that I actually believe just because I think this is an old bottle and I don’t want to penalize the brewery for that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle from Skyview, thanks! Clear blond to stray yellow with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of perfumed malts, flowers and honey. Taste is sweet and grainy with honey, malt and mild floral hops. A touch cloying with mild bitter and prickly finale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4133) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12oz bottle...a few months old. Unfiltered orange-tan body. Steady, creamy, thin white head. Grainy malt bill, high carbonation, and a steady bitter dry hop backbone. After a few sips I realized this wasn’t a typical Blonde..maybe a Belgian yeast as others have asserted? It grew on me. It has a nice depth of character between the creamy unfiltered body, fruity Belgian yeast notes, and dry bitterness. The dryness fades into the second half of the glass, and more creamy yeast notes come out. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
felsenpils (95) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Golden ale, a good deal of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. West coast hop aroma. Low bitterness, some malt sweetness in the aftertaste, but totally dominated by floral hops. In all regards a decent American golden ale, but it tastes like every other micro ale out there. I was hoping for much more from a brewer who had lived in Ireland. Nope, just another overly resinous hop brew lacking complexity as the hop oils overwhelm my senses. It is ironic indeed that the microbreweries started out trying to be unique and ended up tasting all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beardaxe (168) - - AUG 15, 2013
Drinkable. Better than I expected. Belgian influenced but its all quite subtle. Some might say bland but i thought it worked. No hop punch at all. Maybe a very tiny hint of sourness. Good on a hot day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nellycale (171) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Poured at brewey. Straw-gold hue with pour with a smaller white head. Aroma is grain and light citrus fruit, little apricot. Lighter palate with a bit of carbonation zing. Simple, but pretty refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Cansanova Liquors in Hudson, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden straw colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind minimal lacing and a thin film top. Aroma of golden grain malt, mild Belgian ale yeast, floral hops and a hint of honey. Taste is light to medium bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of multi-golden grain malt, hint of citrusy hops and some light pear. Finish is semi-dry with a quick Cascadian hop and mild spice aftertaste.

The draught version is quite cloudy and has more of the Belgian yeast and orange peel flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Cloudy pour. It is a pretty standard ale. Good for summer. Has a homebrew quality to it.

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