Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden finger white head
Smell adjunct lager.
Taste sweet honey and grain.
Light bodied, easy drinking.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
04-Apr-12 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 13-Jan-12 for $5.75 at www.northwestliquidgold.com)
One way to judge a brewery is by how well they can brew a lighter style beer where neither massive hops, roast, or sweetness can mask the flaws. Freya’s Gold is a solid beer that is a terrific first impression for this brewery. The hazy, straw-colored body is capped by a white head that pours very tall and fluffy, then settles slowly in very rocky fashion to half an inch, holding there. Streams of quickly moving carbonation rise through the beer and not only look pretty, but supplement the head’s staying power. The nose is simple and clean, but very enticing, with bright aromas of lemon, cut grass, herbs, and dust. On the palate, the hops are noticeably spicy and herbal, with lemongrass and fresh herbs, while the malt is very clean with a light cereal flavor. The light-bodied beer is highly carbonated, so hoppy burps are impossible to suppress, but the mouthfeel is perfectly dry, dusty, clean, and crisp, which all work together, making this a very refreshing beer to drink. At the conclusion of the session, spots and patches of lace still remain on the glass. Overall, this is a really enjoyable beer. I look forward to hopefully trying more from this new-to-me brewery.
solidfunk (2589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very underperforming. Not sure if this is the pub’s bad but they tried to sell this as a saison. But actually, a kolsch makes more sense than a bad saison - if the brew doesn’t work, call it a Kolsch. Pours blond with ok lacing and head. Faint hay but I’m stretching with that. Definitely a skippable beer. On tap at Garrick’s head.
MarkQ (81) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad... nice pretty foam. Slight lemon taste to it. Carbonation isn’t too high. Gets better as you drink more... tangy flavor on the tongue (aftertaste).
Squizzle (90) - Idaho, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know who Freya is for you guys because your bottle didn’t tell me. For me, Freya’s is a good old dog who lived to the ripe of age of 17. I happily drink this bottle dedicated to her. Thanks Odin.
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share. Slightly hazy yellow. Aroma of dry tart citrus. Taste of tart spice. More citrus. Crisp finish. Refreshing.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold,loose white head.Somewhat dry start, mellow mid. Light but lasting spicy hop finish.Good lace
stantheman (488) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hops in New West. Pale golden color, with little head. Decent bite of hops at the start, but not much malt backing it up. A decent brew.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear pale yellow with a thin white head, and some lacing.
smell is of sweet fruits, spice, some malt, a touch of citrus, and some floral.
taste is of grass, dandelion, malt, a little fruit, and some hops. ends dry and bitter.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok. Not very interesting. Pours a clear golden color. Smells slightly fruity, with green apples. Taste is very much like a lager, with a bitter aftertaste. Had in the bottle.
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