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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Recipe Information: Style: Belgian Style Golden Ale Alcohol by Volume: 7.2% International Bitterness Units: 40 Color: Golden Straw Hops: Saaz, Chinook Malts: Pilsen

The new incarnation of Demolition.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3375) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz - 2010 vintage) Cloudy orange with a white head. Lightly spiced aroma with a ton of hops and some light fruity hints. Flavor is predominantly hop bitterness with a very light sweet and yeasty spice at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (409) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2007 vintage (!). Unfortunately, the hops have faded over time, resulting in a brew with a rich palate, but a flavor that left me wanting more. Iím adding an extra 0.1 to my rating because Iím sure a fresh bottle would be better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5643) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
22oz bottle, at Coles, Buffalo NY 2011 edition. golden pour, very citrusy, lemon heavy, notes of dill too. spritzy mouthfeel, nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3433) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Clear gold, with a small white head. Light fruit scent...Belgian yeast. Taste is lightly fruited, ginger and lemon. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (2847) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Fruity barley malt, yeast, alcohol, and light hop aroma. Cloudy honey gold with a small white head. Sweet fruity malt and very heavy clove flavor. Medium body, soft/flat carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1478) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Reviewed 12/21/10 22oz for $5 @ Bottles in Spokane, WA Bottled on: 9/21/10 Poured from bottle to New Belgium tulip. A: 1-2 fingers loose cream colored head fades before beer is set down. Cloudy brass ale with continuous ribbons from etching. The ale blends through thin sheet over ale which laces the glass as the ale falls. S: Belgian yeast enveloped into light grainy, straw scent dances with hints of coriander, grass; whiff of eucalyptus. Sweetness of nougat accents near the end as well. T: As ale rolls over palate, find myself thinking of lemongrass, hay, peppercorn, coriander helps compliment the sweetness of the yeast and bread flavors. Lightly bitter hop flavor at finish. M: Billowy on tongue with fine ticklish carbonation helps preserve the aroma and translate the collaboration into the mouth from the nose. Velvety when swished in mouth, dissipates and falls to stomach with ease. D: This is a nice, pleasant version of a Belgian Style Golden. Cheers for keeping the look nice and straw toned. Backbone appears to be in the hop and yeast for this brew. Worth a try. Maybe a second try. Serving type: bottle 12-21-2010

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7306) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Musty yeast and lemon malt aroma. Pale yellow with moderate head. Yeasty lemon malt flavor. Moderately bitter hay finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1968) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head that eventually dissaptes into a ring, Mild Lacing S: Lemons, Floral, Earthy T: Bubble Gum, Pineapple, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Malts, Mild Citrus M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, a really nice belgian pale that was very drinkable and well balanced. Especially for 2.50 per bomber, a great score.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YoDude (10) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Goose Island Demolition, aged 2 years 3 months in my beer cellar, 7.2% ABV. A 22oz bottle and poured into an old school challis. Appearance: Poured pale gold with a creamy but faint head and little lacing. Smell: Funk, thatís it. Taste: Lemon meringue, a hint of pepper, and the musty barnyard. Once that all goes away, a nice toasted malt flavor remains. Mouth feel: Light body and good carbonation. A slight funky, savory aftertaste and a warming alcohol effect. Overall: When Goose Island announced it would no longer brew Demolition, I bought a bottle wherever I saw it. This was one of the first in a long line of GI specialty beers. When young, it was a nice attempt at a Belgian-style Golden ale. With aging, the hops are long gone and it has become more of a farmhouse ale. Still enjoyable, but it has definitely reached maturity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (994) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottled 5/18/11. Pours straw golden, quite a bit of sediment present, with a thin eggshell head thatís basically just a ring and some spotty foam. Some lacing present. Nose has a fresh floral, citrus, and stone fruit aroma, some herbal tea notes, light phenols, some dust, plenty of honey. Pretty sweet, touches of bitterness and tartness. Medium to full bodied, softer carb, somewhat crisp with a drying herbal tang on the end. An interesting brew, some good things, some not so good things. Certainly past its prime, but not wildly so. I imagine fresh it would have been more vibrant. Still not bad.


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