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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Our brewers wanted to make a beer that went down easy after a day out on the water. Big Wave Golden Ale is just the ticket. Big Wave is a lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and our special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish. 10.3°

Malts: Pale (Premium 2-Row), Caramel
Hops: Galaxy, Citra


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eirikur (372) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - NOV 28, 2014
Aroma: banana, peach, dry fruit. Light golden colour. Taste: light, fresh, very average, has to be served cold. Palate: Simple, nice for those warmer days. Overall: Not bad, still was expecting a little more ooomph.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JulioRangel (8) - - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Uma cerveja leve, com leve sabor de caramelo com aroma critrico florado. Carbonatacao agradável que torna a cerveja refrescante na medida certa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3367) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2014
The head is ok, the body golden. It smells sweet, fruity, bit flowery. The taste is fruity, hoppy, little bitter. Not that special but nice refreshing, Probably awesome at an Hawaii Beach with Hawaiian Sun!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (678) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Smell is light floral hoppy. Taste is light caramel malty with some fruit and floral hops. Dry with low bitterness and medium carbonation. Solid.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SODAK14 (293) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Brew is a little malty and sweet. Pours your everyday golden hue. Easier to drink than most ales as it not so heavy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Mild and well-balanced. Golden appearance with a frothy head. On the sweet side, mostly tropical fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8101) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
Goldene Farbe, wenig weißer Schaum. Geruch leicht nach tropischen Früchten, ansonsten mild malzig, hopfig. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, exotischen Früchte, mild, süffig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (3417) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a yellow color with a nice white head. The aroma has some lemony, floral notes with some bread and light caramel. The flavor is pretty bland and watery. Not much malt or hop character. Non-offensive, slightly bready and spritzy in the mouth. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (4467) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2014
Had a bit more expectations about that one as it began quite hoppy and fruity with some big citrus in the back. The taste was more boring than expected with some straw, bit of leaves and earthy background. Starting off well, finishing low - there are better ones out there.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (4468) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer pours out in a deep golden colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of hops and mild fruits. Taste of mild hops, malt, bread, herbs and pine. Hints of spices and mild fruits. Easy drinkable, yet nothing special.


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