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Pikes Peak Gold Rush Belgian Golden Ale



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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
A Strong, thick persistent head sitting atop a pale golden ale with notes of fruit and spice, born from a brewing tradition centuries old in Belgium. This fresh, local, and hand crafted beer may just start a rush of its own. What you hold in your hand is gold. Please enjoy this beer and the company in which you drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1750) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
12 oz. can. Pale gold color, with a small, off-white head. The aroma is butterscotch, some herbal notes, peaches, white sugar, and caramel. Sweet, with a mild, pleasant bitterness. Medium to heavy body, creamy, and nicely effervescent. This is a pretty well done, yeast-forward blonde. Fruity and sweet, but with a good subtle spice and hopping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2016
An okay belgian strong. More sweet than spicy and the earthy graininess I usually like in this style is largely absent. Gift from Brian from Christmas, 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lawdog04051 (7) - Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2015 does not count
Ok beer overall, has a very strong sweet taste at the end of it. Would drink again if free ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (4261) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like strong grapefruit and lemon hops, resin, and cruity yeast. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like yeast, musky hops, and light fruity sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2437) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Tap..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is banana, spice soft fruit..Tatse is belgian yeast, spice, banana, some sweet fruits..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7120) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Can. Head is initially very small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of detergent, gum, pepper, squash. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Aroma is a mix of pleasant and unpleasant, the off notes (mainly the soap) almost ruin it completely. Sweet but not punishingly so, mostly drinkable. Lighter bodied than the ABV would suggest, but kinda flabby/watery too. Overall mediocre but the recipe itself has some potential...more experienced hands could probably make a really nice rendition outta this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bubblegum, clove, and light citrus aroma. Looks like Bud Light...thinking of swapping it on one those unfortunate souls that won't drink anything else. Fairly sweet to start, then a hint of spiciness before a slight alcohol finish - but not a dry finish. Very light bodied and clean throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Golden yellow and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of Belgian notes, fruity esters, yeast, herbs and light peppery spice. Similar flavor, medium sweetness, light bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Mild nuances of clove, coriander and citrus zest. Medium to full body, smooth feel with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at brewery; pored a clear golden hue w/ a small head. Aroma of yeast, hop spice, and banana. Initial flavor is a light sweet with a faint bitter finish. Tastes are Belgian yeast, honey, clove, and banana. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1090) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 Tap at brewery. Clear yellow with a foamy white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of yeast, spice, banana and pear. Flavor is spice, pear, yeast, and some banana esters. Medium bodied, crisp with a dry finish.

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