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Pikes Peak Gold Rush Belgian Golden Ale

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (3237) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2115) - 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..

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6727) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (3431) - Conifer, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1059) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (943) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Color is a pale hazy gold with mellow carbonation and a nice small head. Aroma of yeast, candied fruit and a touch of hop spice. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor starts beady with Belgian yeast, honey and fruits leaning on banana. After taste is a light bitterness and a bit of hop spice. Overall its an excellent Belgian style brew.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2012
draft. chardonnay-like nose is brash with strong chemicals and alcohol and sugar and white grape fruit esters. flavor is the same, but with it is a punishingly fizzy and sweet, highly-phenolic chardonnay barrel and dishrag grossness. finishes harsh with waxy fruit esters everywhere and a dirty homebrew sweat sock chardonnay character. fffuuuuuuuu.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pours clear yellow. Light aroma of yeast & a little metal/cardamom. That metal is also a little prevalent on the palate, disguising some stone fruit flavors. Palate is sort of weird- like a weird tart/creaminess? Hard to describe honestly, the palate is just ’off’. I don’t like this one.


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