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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Don't let the golden color fool you - this isn't your father's lite beer! Brewed with imported German malts and US-grown hops, this beer is a full-flavored introduction to craft-brewed beer. We add the hops late in the boil, allowing you to enjoy the flavor and aroma of the hops without an aggressive bitterness. Sensory Profile: Aromas of orange, spice, and green grass. Clean malt-dominated flavor, with a subdued bitterness playing in the background of the aromas of this beer. Food Pairing: A great match with fish and chicken, both sautťed and grilled, especially with citrus and herbs preparations. Shellfish steamed in Liquid Gold is a match made in beer heaven.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rds (230) - USA - MAY 24, 2008
Surprisingly flavorful, golden bodied brew, with a hint of citrus. Very satisfying. donít let the lager look fool you--this is one fine brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
A growler thatís been untouched for far too long, with thanks to john_adam2002 for this most excellent bonus. Worried if thereís any carbonation left, but thought I might as well try it. Filled to the top and sealed, been sitting at the back of the fridge for weeks, so here goes. Pours a clear golden with a one finger bright white head and lots of effervescent bubbles rising, so thatís a good sign, lots of spots of lace. Aroma is bright and spicy, with coriander, orange peel, and some light citrus hops. Flavor is also spicy, with some sweet citrus. A good interplay with the spice, citrus and sweet. Enjoyable and tasty on a warm day, and held up very well; thanks again Adam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(Hand bottled) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, floral, clove, biscuit, and orange. Flavor of coriander, candi sugar, orange peel, grass, and herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2008
On tap at a nice burger shop in NYC. Pours golden with a soapy white head. The aroma has pineapple fruitness and belgium yeast ~ comes across quite clean and lightly sweet. Medium body that has fairly gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with some thick wit-like traits due to the rich wheat like traits, some citrus and spice. There is more heartiness than a wit and some tropical fruit flavors. The finish is very hearty and yeasty. A nice tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1521) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 26, 2008
On tap as the guest brew at Keegan Ales today for lunch with the wife. How does she put up with me? Deep gold pour with dense small white head. Wavy bell curve like legs that sloww reduce to cheese-cloth webbing. Full bodied and unpretentious malts fill your tastebuds with cloves and corriander whilst teasing you. Balanced hops crep into the main body and slow steal your taste buds and secretly place them in the finish hops. You wonder ..."how did that happen?" and take another mouthfull only to repeat the same question. Fantastic with the buffalo chicken wrap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Gold in color with a white head. Pithy citrus aroma. Grassy and spicy. Light hops and balanced malt character. Not great but well done. Bubbly. Has a weird, metallic malty note to it, but other than that, its nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden orange with a nice creamy white head. Aroma and taste of orange, citrus, spices. The flavors complemented each other very well. Very good beer, drinks smoothly. 7/4/7/4/14

Update 7/29/08: Growler from Big Z. Just as awesome as I first thought. Nice light, spritzy spices with some light fruits in the background. SO SO drinkable that I must improve its rating. 7/4/8/4/15

Another update 8/6/08: Another growler from Big Z (I canít get enough of this beer!). Got a lot of melon (melon rind, honeydew, cantelope) from this one. As well as more citrus. This beer has become my ultimate session beer; it is that awesome. In fairness to this exquisite brew, I must bump its rating yet again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of oranges, spices, grassy/floral hops. Hmm. They seem to have gotten their commercial deScription right on. Flavor gets fuller and fuller, never becomes rough at the edges, hops are always there but kept in check, pleasant fruitiness/golden earthiness (maybe by this I mean honey) grows and grows and circles. Just got better and better for me the more I drank. I guess that would make it a stellar brew to session. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2008
Tap. I was serving this to other people while trying it out myself. It tasted like a strong tripel with a big dose of coriander and spiced grains. The hops were present in the overall smooth and muscular taste. I was serving this along side a Hefeweizen and the two also tasted great together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12oz hand-bottle from MrBendo - thanks, Todd!! Nice ebullient pour, suiting the bright gold color. Lively and fast-dissipating head, with some modest lacing. Lovely fruity aroma, picking up pears specifically but certainly some floral and citrus notes in there too. As I got into it, thereís definitely a nicely integrated malt flavor, but very smooth and not bready in the least. The pear notes continue, and my overriding impression is that this is the beer equivalent of a bright October afternoon. Iíve had to have anything from Captain L that I didnít enjoy tremendously.

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