RateBeer
Granite City Belgian Golden Ale
     click to upload
overall
44
20
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A beautiful golden color with crisp, spicy, and malty flavors. Itís the perfect summer time refresher!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2074) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 oz draft sampler pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, fruit and bread. Taste is banana, bread, spice and malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Rated on 5-23-2010 at Fort Wayne Granite City. This draft beer pours a small very fizzy, very bubbly head that is very long lasting, opaque butterscotch body, no carbonation observed, and no lacing. The aroma is malty, light fruitiness and spicy. The taste is sweet, lightly acidic, banana, lightly fruity, spicy, and crisp. The palate is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. They have a different take on this beer style than what I am used to and I really question that this beer is 10.2% ABV. Where??

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (857) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
tap sampler, Troy, MI. Poured cloudy yellow color with a nice lacing white head. Yeasty malt aroma. Medium body, average carbonation, tart finish. Sweet and spicy flavour with banana and yeasty hint, lingering bitterness with alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
From notes. Draft. Belgian yeast, fermented dark and candied fruits. Medium sweet. Probably one of the best beers ive had at GC. Thats not saying much but this one was decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
Sample at brewery. One of the better beers in their lineup. Shocked at how high the abv is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2012
Draft sample. Poured hazy yellow orange color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus, yeast and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable soft brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Clear golden with a creamy white head. Barley and Belgian yeast aroma and taste with an earthy slightly fruity finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
pours light yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet grass and hay with peppery yeast. Flavor is sweet candied sugar, white pepper and fruity Belgian yeast.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2558) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2011
It poured a golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was of yeast and bread. The taste was of banana and some yeast. Not a bad brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Decent belgian like aroma. Flavors are fruity, flowery, and suprisingly fresh. The problem here is a mushiness in the malts and a noticable cloying sweetness at the finish. A good attempt but needs to be more serious about belgian style cloning.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50