brokensail (13231) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. Floral hops, grainy sweetness, bread, and a hint of biscuit. There’s a lot of yeast, some lemon zest, and grass. The taste is a bit tart and lemony. Lots of grain, grass, and a moderate sweetness. Some light floral hop notes and yeast with a tangy finish.
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BevMo. Slightly hazy orange gold color with a decent beige head. Aromas of caramel and citrus. Medium body with fizzy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is biting citrus over caramel. Finish is a bit flatter, but there remains a good amount of bitter. More hop than I expected.
Ratman197 (11234) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a large lasting off white head. Aromas of yeast, biscuits, fruitiness and some toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of citrus, biscuits, a bit of wood and some fruitiness with a crisp lingering bitter finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Oro Golden Ale
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting
hazy yellow, fine dirty white head, drippy lace,
light sweet malt aroma with a floral essence,
sweet crystal and caramel malt flavor, bready yeasy character, sweetness is well balanced by earthy and floral hops, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apricot colored pour, white head. GABF sample. Aroma of yeast, light hops, caramel, crackers, floral. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly hoppyy
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Cloudy light golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is earthy and full of citrusy, piney hops. Slightly oxidized. Great balance, flavor wise. A whisper of pungency from the oxidation/infection; otherwise, a nice marriage of mild to moderate biscuity malt and a modestly bitter, crisp hop bite. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, fairly clean finish. Kudos to Monger for providing this one!
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a light to medium golden color with a huge sized white head. Aromas of floral, caramel, lemons, biscuit and had a fruitiness to it. Tastes of biscuit, citrus, and a lighter fruitiness. Thinner body.
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beeronthewall. Hazy dark straw pour with 1-finger splotchy off-white head and some orange hues seeping through. The aroma is caramel malty, crisp, with hops, pineapple, black pepper, orange marmalade. Tastes very hoppy, on the dry side, citric, crisp. Almost mouth-puckeringly hoppy and citric and perhaps lacking a bit of malt in the bill, but without a doubt, this is one of the most, if not the most, hoppy and citric golden ales I have yet quaffed, and I enjoyed it a great deal.
marcus (7552) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This golden ale poured with a frothy off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a decent caramel malt flavor with significant hop bitterness at the finish and a carbonated mouthfeel.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Brew 1259. Poured lighter golden orange with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up toasted bready malts topped by a lovely pinch of lemon zest.. great balance of sweet and tangy. The flavor found fruity notes, honey, and sourdough bread at the core with earthy, floral, and lemony bitterness around.. bright and tasty.. well-balanced. Lighter-bodied with a feel that was a touch scratchy and delightfully tart.. felt good. This would make a great session beer.