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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Mellow and refreshing with a slight dryness and crisp hoppiness. This California Golden Ale is the perfect ďsessionĒ beer, an excellent ale that compliments all occasions.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle: Another for the RateBeerians taste night in San Salvador. Thins, slight smokey coffee burnt taste. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ewilly15 (2) - USA - APR 14, 2008 does not count
Pours a large white head. Semi-hazy golden color. Would be refreshing on a hot summer day. Pleasant banana aroma with a slight citrus hint.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
22oz bottle from Windy City Liquor. Pours a brightly hazed golden color with a good sized white head. Lots of bread, banana, and citrus on the aroma. A very clean, refreshing finish........ a great summer brew.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2008
22 oz bottle: Poured with an orange-tinged color and a solid and thick head of foam. The aroma is thick and bready. Drinks with that same essence ... bready, musty. I really canít draw much more out of this than that biscuity malt. Itís enjoyable enough. (#3355, 3/22/2008)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a fluffy, crisp white head. Smells mellow, earthy malty and a little nutty. Tastes nutty as well. Earthy malts, earthy hops or is that the hops that taste like peanuts? Moderately dry mouthfeel. Medium body, good smooth carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Bomber. Lightly hazed gold with a white head. Decent carbonation and good lace. Mildly sweet lemongrass nose, not a lot else. Light flavors of lemongrass and fruit, mildly yeasty, a bit of grainy breadiness. Pretty bland, but fairly drinkable. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3414) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Light orange, light particulate haze, decent head fades quite slowly to a ring. Aroma is bready and surprisingly roasty considering the pale color. Iím actually getting a faint coffee note. Flavor is also surprisingly roasty, I would have pegged this for a brown ale if I had been sampling blind, and would have been rather obviously wrong. Some earthy hops on the finish accent this as well. Easy drinker, enjoyable, and clearly a different take on the golden ale category.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (5368) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Sampled from bottle. The problem with a lot of golden/blond aies is that theyíre never every spectacular. Not bad, but there just isnít much to this one here. Straw color. Light hop and malt aromas and flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
epicurie (6) - , California, USA - DEC 11, 2007 does not count
Iím surprised this one is rated so low - definitely enjoyable for me. Nothing about it is huge or complex, but I found it very drinkable. Smells clean and fruity, almost flowery. Very crisp and light, with a wonderful apple and grapefruit hop taste that finishes with decent presence without being cloying. Slightly sweet through all the crispness of the hops, though the malt taste is very subdued. The mouthfeel is light, and it finishes clean and dry. Would be an excellent pair to fried foods. Extremely good for a "lawnmower beer" choice too.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bomber from Bottle Barn. Aroma of caramel/lightly roasted malt (sort of honey/toffee) and floral hop. A deep inhale is interesting. An orangy golden color with a white head that ringed rapidly, leaving lace tatters. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. It starts floral, but soon comes up with rough roasted malt accompanied by light sweetness. Itís also lightly fruit in a peachy/apricoty way. Very much in an apricoty way. Itís actually pretty darn complex, and that is an indication this is underrated. The finish is neither sweet nor dry. The bitter is floral, so Iíd guess about 40 IBU. Although bitter builds with continued consumption. Iíd forgotten how talented those folks at Moylans are. This is extremely enjoyable ale. Crisp, clean, lightly spicey. Everything ale should be. Wonderful.


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