Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent surprise. Found this on tap at the Amesbury Barking Dog Restaurant. Came to the table in a shaker pint...but after that, all was good. Light aroma of wheat and citrus. Hazy, light golden yellow with a thin, but persistent, creamy, white head. Tasting gives you a light sweetness with a hint of lemon zest and wheat tanginess. This quickly dissolves into a deep bready/biscuity warmth. Then it dries up on the tongue with a very pleasant aftertaste. Light and creamy. This is an exceptional summertime brew.
puboflyons (3014) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 650 ml. bottle best by 11/05/15. Light, straw yellow in color with a quick erupting white fizzy head that becomes a ring in a moment. While I get toasted bread and crackers in the aroma I also get a kind of cellar-like dankness. Some feint grassy hops. Light to medium mouthfeel. Light sweetness in the taste with a light bitter finish.
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at my local Market Basket. Clear gold color with thin lasting head
poured into a lager glass. Aroma is sweet grain, honey and wheat. The flavor is exactly as you would come to expect:
pale malts, grain body that is light with a mild carbonation level. The German lager yeast strain can be found toward the back of the sip with a very light grass note. Honestly this brew is exactly what it should for the style, easy drinking summer thirst quencher.
rjplumer (971) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straw, yeast and lemon aroma. Hazy straw body. Head laces nicely on the glass that settles slowly to quarter inch film. Has a some whet lemony bitter that is balanced with a yeast bread finish. Quick dry finish. I’d recommend this one. Light and refreshing feel. Excellent warm weather choice.
UDBeernut (2582) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from mrnightshoe, yup another god damn railroad based beer name. as one can assume, golden spike should really be termed gold plated.. ie a perfect brand new track.... but i digress. pours hazy gold with a quick fizzy head. cracker with quick flashes of grass, earth, socks all wrapped in alight fizz body.
Derek881 (1240) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy, lighter gold-straw color with a modest foamy white head that had low retention and below average lacing and cling. Its aroma featured grain and straw hop components blended with some lemon and yeast and was somewhat modest overall. The taste was a grainy and straw sour-bitter blend with some yeasty bitterness and a bit of corn. It had a wetter, watery body and was somewhat then with lower carbonation and life and light mouthfeel. Thank you for the gift, Linda.
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Has a light golden color with a good bit of carbonation and a light malt/sweet smell. Taste is light, kind of american standardish and finishes a little metallic. Overall not the best BBC beer made, but it is at least drinkable.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Darien. Pours a hazy straw color with a thin fizzy off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of grainy malts and faint grass. The taste is sweet malts, grainy and nutty notes, faint fruits and very mild hops. Medium bodied. Fairly average but not bad.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz Bottle, enjoyed at La Strada - Matunuck, RI. Green and gold, slightly stale beer aroma. This has a bit of a yeast sickness to it. Flavors focused on watery, wheaty, yeast, and minerals. Thin-ish. Not stunning Kolsch. It really tasted like a flabby, dead-yeast Golden Ale. Funny though, I had this and then a Newport Storm Hurricane Amber and this was way better as any beer than the Newport Storm was as an Amber Ale.
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little citrus and flower in the aroma. Flavor is remarkably weak and dull. Some flowery hops and a little metallic tinge in the finish. Probably an OK choice if you’re really thirsty on a hot day, but certainly nothing worth seeking out.