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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours gold with a short, just-off-white head. Scent is light fruit, herbal hops. Taste is pleasant citrus, malt, a bit of grain. Easy drinking and likeable...crisp.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhwcinc (1434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home prior to leaving for another extended work trip. Appearance is a pale clear yellow with not much head. Aroma mostly of malt, more bready than caramel, smells OK. Taste is average, and tastes like every other golden ale out there. It’s beer, and beer is good, but it’s just an OK beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (369) - - MAR 11, 2013
Ar: wheat rice grains lemon. Clear Gold color, no head. Ta:Wheat rice grains. Good carbonation. Very refreshing beer. Not great, but goes down nicely and is not without flavor .

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EMunk (99) - USA - MAR 10, 2013
The big wave was not a bad golden ale, but I have had better. Enjoyed this with a pile of BBQ from Rudy's in Phoenix. It is a fun bottle and name, but don't always judge a beer by its label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esp0r (1973) - NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from Ølhandleriet, Mathallen, enjoyed at home
Golden, thin white head that falls down to nothing almost instantly. Smells of peach and mango, some malts. Taste is moderate to medium sweet, much the same as the aroma, peach power! For me it feels more like a beer with peach syrup than a beer with hop aromas of peach. The sweetness kills of the the bitterness i’m afraid.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
In one word, SUBTLE. Subtle in taste, subtle in fruitiness, and subtle on the palate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Sampled at the W&C Ballas open house. It poured a light golden color with a white head. The aroma was mildly hoppy with some grapefruit, pine, apricot and mango. The taste was apricot, pine with a light honey, passion fruit and some grass notes. Decent.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rainmaker2152 (55) - - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 Good for a session. Far better than the Longboard Lager. Subtle flavor and no bad-beer aftertaste. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Draft. Clear golden body with a frothy white head. Citrus dominates the aroma. Hints of toasted grain and canned green beans. Herbal hops and a bit of dough. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Tasted like a premium lager with citrus hops. Pleasant beer and fairly clean, but the hop, vegetable and citrus tastes aren’t working.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2380) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 12 oz. bottle poured to a 1/2 pint/mini Czech-pils glass showing a clear, light gold hue, with nice rising effervescence, white bubbles & cream head, and clingy waves & spots of lacing. The nose was light sweetness, soft grain/wheat, light citrus and a touch of tropical fruit as pineapple. The flavor offered moderate but fresh hop bitterness that was a little earthy, and cooperated well with a like strength of mellow malt. The bitterness lingered lightly into the finish, which was dry, crisp, and sessionably clean. A little better than light bodied due in part to lively carbonation. Refreshing!


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