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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swoop (4) - - JAN 27, 2013
A great, session ale with loads of tropical fruit flavor. Perfect for a hot summer day.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ttheilen (530) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dj (562) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A slightly hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of fresh citrus hops with a slight coriander note. Flavour has soft citrus, coriander and a little hop spice. High carbonation. Quite drinkable but not very exciting.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3754) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle, from Waitrose. Pale gold, fluffy but shortlived white head, good condition. Pleasant but muted sweet lemon-citrus in the nose, with some background biscuity malt notes, soft and a little thin in the mouth with just a touch of lemon sherbert to brighten things up, some floral hoppiness gives it a late flourish but this gives the finish a steely dry bitterness that a lack of body only accentuates.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15039) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at KØ16. Hazy yellow colour. Small white head. Fruity flavour, grassy hoppiness. Quite mild flavour, but has a good hop burn in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1986) - CROATIA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml at The Lexington, London. Pours clear golden with white head. Some citrus hoppy notes, bit subdued. Malty, biscuit, sweetish with some bitterness in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (8361) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle at LTs. Pours a clear yellow gold with medium creamy white head. The aroma is floral and grain. Medium mouth, wheat, fruity malt, light finish, crushable, good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (369) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Butelka 355ml. Zloty kolor piana biala,szczatkowa szybko opadajaca. Aromat owocowo-kwiatowy. Intensywne owoce tropikalne ale rowniez brzoskwinie lub morele. Lekkie cytrusowe nuty w tle. W smaku chmiele .owoce lekkie cytrusy miód . Slodkawe i bardzo pijalne.

MarcinG

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, peachy and slight citrusy. Crisp hoppy. Bitter and smooth fruity, crisp hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silvan7 (1029) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle @ home. Giallo paglierino, quasi dorato, limpido, pochi riflessi, schiuma bianca non molto fine ma persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato di luppoli aromatici, principalmente frutta esotica, (mango lytchee ,passion fruit).gusto secco, amaro, acidulo, maltato, con note di miele e thè verde. Poco corposa, molto carbonata, nessun calore alcolico. dissetante, un filo spigola per via della luppolatura pronunciata. equilibrata ed abbastanza armonica.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1782) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2016
appearance: clear deep gold, short fizzy white head, no lacing. aroma: toasted white bread, honey butter, floral and tropical hops. taste: sweet and grainy malts, balanced by tropical hop notes. finish: clean, dry, bright. notes: A pleasant surprise. Drinks almost like a fine kolsch, but slightly more complex. Bottle at the Strathmore Gala, 2016.


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