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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Named after its golden color and effervescence, the complex yet smooth tast of Golden Chaos lives up to its name! Golden Chaos is a Belgian style golden ale made from fresh imported German and English hops, brewed using the finest American rock candy, giving this fine ale a fruity aroma taste that leads to a surprisingly dry finish. The subtle notes of plum, apricot, and pear achieve a perfect balance of fruitiness, spiciness, and hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
750ml from WF, Venice. Very handsome deep gold to copper pour, lively carbonation and an appropriate level of stickiness. Nose is sweet and yeasty, almost like a particularly malty saison or a modified biere de garde. Taste is definitely tilted a bit too much towards the sweet end of things for my tastes. Rock candy? I like a bit more spice and hops in the finish, as I feel that’s what makes this style, but this was still a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan_E (19) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Poured from a twenty-two ounce bottle into a stemless goblet. Tons of spice steaming from the glass. Scents of grated ginger, powdered nutmeg, and dehydrated dark cherry clash against maple encrusted biscuit. Thick, beaten egg white head fizzes down quickly to vertical strands of crackling lace. The fruitiness adds much welcomed depth to an otherwise saccharine entry. The list of fruity flavors is near interminable with candied granny smith apples, apricot preserves, ripe plum, crisp Fuji apple, spiced pear, and cream sickle. The finish has a great deal of bread as cinnamon coffee cake comes to mind. Medium-bodied, but sticky with sweetness. Would have been refreshing if it didn’t feel as though I were swilling powdered sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeffpatch (2) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
On tap at BWW. I'm a big Belgian strong ale fan but this probably won't make my "must have again" list. Pretty sweet and dry, but reminds me more of a shocktop than say delirium which is my goto when I think of a BSA. Very cloudy which makes it look and feel more like a wheat beer. I have a minor wheat allergy so we'll see in an hour or two if there is a substantial amount of wheat like I suspect there is. Nice fruity taste up front though and the 8.5% abv is pretty well hidden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2158) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
Thanks to Bobby for this. Pours a golden yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, sweet candy sugar and fruity. Taste is fruity, yeast with nice spring like hop flavours. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours golden with a substantive lasting head. Neutral aroma. Average mouthfeel. Dirty blonde that degenerates into yeast and alcohol, and not great drinkability.Bottle in trade with West Coast rater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a deep gold .. great head and lacing .. . quite fizzy .. pine, pineapple, apple, balsa .. . pretty clean beer with a quick finish . .. maximum bob with a strike!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
pours a hazy honey color with a large white head. aroma is sweet and fruity with candi sugary notes. flavor is cidery but not tart...appley and sweet. mouthfeel is full and syrupy...seems like lots of unfermented sugars left. tastes a bit like a less refined version of captain lawrence golden delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7898) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
750mL thanks to beerandblues2. Sparkling deep gold with weak, white foam. Nose is rich baked yellow apples- quite estery and sugary. Taste is sweeter, rich, some candi sugar, baked pear and spiced dessert. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Belgian candi sugar, honey and biscuit malt, light spicy hops, fruity esters of pear and apple. Flavor is malt dominant, spices, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium-full body, medium warmth and high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
Rather sweet for the style, very little bitterness, slight herbal hops, lots of cotton candy and honey. Pass.

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