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Black Dog Golden Lab Golden Ale

Brewed by Black Dog Brewing Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wellington, New Zealand


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
[8368-20160528] Tap. Light straw grains aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Light fruity grains and grass flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(@ The Green Man, Wellington, NZ)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-28. Dark yellow decent beige head and lace. Aroma is lightly fruity yeasty pale malt. Flavour is similar, light fruit, lightly yeasty pale malt. 6/3/6/3/12 On tap at The Green Man, Wellington, NZ.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (581) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2015
Very light, watery, lager-ish ale, just like the label says. Flavours are good: predominantly lemon, grass and honey, and if I had the choice between this and steineken artois, Iíd choose this in a jiffy. Fortunately though, my choices arenít so limited.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Golden with a white head. Light sweet malts and noticeable earthy hops. Light sweetness. A bit on the sweet side for a refreshing golden ale but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cellar online store (April 2014). Clear dark golden, thin white head, honey, cut grass, toffee apple, mild bitterness, honey sweetness, oily texture. Bottle a bit old, could probably rate higher if fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2014
500ml bottle dark gold colour nice aroma but with a tarty weakish watery taste its ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
Iíve written time and again how Golden Ale is often a euphemism for lager that masquerades as ale - it appeals to a certain sector of the market that doesnít know any better and likes beer like it likes its women... flimsy, attractive and lacking in character. Iím tempted to write that about this beer. There is no doubt it is well made. It looks good with golden colour, a persistent white head that goes down to the bottom of the glass and leaves good lace. It smells of light golden malts, lemon juice and gooseberry and tastes similar. The finish is short, forcing you to drink it again to remind yourself that youíre actually having a beer. Good hot weather beer but otherwise unremarkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brodies_Best (266) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
500 ml bottle at the food store. Pours cloudy golden with white head. Aroma of sweet malt and yeast. Taste is of sweet banana like a wheat beer. Aftertaste is bitter and then caramel and then burnt sugar. Kind of a girly drink. Light, not much flavour, sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omega (886) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2013
Very nondescript beer that does little for the palate. Drinkable and for session drinking only.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AtreidesNZ (3) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2013 does not count
Meh. Watery. Not much to say about it. Not unpleasant, just could use some malt or hops or alcohol or something, anything...

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