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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Crisp golden ale with a delicate hop finish. This is our lightest ale and it is brewed with a bit wheat malt for body and Munich and Aromatic malts for and undertone of honey-like sweetness. Lightly dry-hopped with Cascade hops for that classic American golden ale aroma.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, golden colored body with a thin, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly fruity with a really nice pale malt sweetness. A bit of a honey-cereal grain with some light citrus florals. Flavor is similar. Honey-cereal grain, and sweeter pale malts up front with a solid floral citrus hopping to balance. Finishes crisp, clean, and dry with at touch of grass alongside a very light bitterness and a hint of pale malt sweetness. Shorter aftertaste following a light, crisp body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an excellent golden ale. Very clean and easy drinking, but packs a solid flavor with a nice honey-cereal and floral citrus. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub - December 27, 2010. Pours a fairly-light golden color with a single-finger white head and a bit of lacing as it falls into a thin collar. The nose is a bit light and then hits fairly well with a nice hop aroma resembling the better versions of the style that I’ve encountered. Milt citrus with a bit of tangerine. The flavor is slightly-sweet with a very mild malt character as well as a touch of hop flavor. Light body with slight bitterness and a very slight sweetness as well. Really quite drinkable. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-04-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3480) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2011
5 oz mini nonic pint sample at the brewery in Chicago, Illinois. Pour is clear golden with a limited white head. Coating lacing as the beer goes down. Aroma is delicate citrus hop along with some grass and toasted malt. Clean and pleasant nose. Taste has a nice bright orange citrus up front, along with the malt toastiness, finishing with a mineral note. Palate is light to medium bodied, active carbonation and a bit of a dirty finish. My kind of Golden Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Nice easy drinking blond ale that pors light straw with muted notes of hops and malt. The light bodied beer shows some additional citrus notes during the finish. nice to drink, if you are not looking for serious complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer is a very clear medium gold with a white head that rises about 1 finger. The aroma is pretty light, pretty plain with only a little skunk. The taset is pretty plain, but by no means bad or skunky. It really just reminds me of a much better version of an american macro.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (641) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Malty, a little bit nutty, spicy, and somewhat bready. I was somewhat disappointed but it was decent. Nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2451) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Clear medium gold with a small white headrhat doesn’t stick around too long. Faint butterscotch and some spicy hops on the nose. Lightly bready malt, butterscotch, and snappy earthy and spicy hops. A touch fruity and rounded. Light bodied but not watery. Less diacetyl character than their stronger pale beers but still noticeable. Adds a somewhat pleasant touch here. Pretty solid but a little off for my tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3318) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
tap at brewpub. citrus, lemongrass hops. crisp. slightly creamy toast. reminds me of the brewkettle hoppy little gold beer. a nice, light, hoppy, sessionable beer. a bit watery, but ultradrinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Tasted on draft at Revolution. Pours clear golden with a fluffy white head that recedes to nice lace. The nose is caramel malt and citrus hops with a hint of maple. Flavor starts off with some cereal maltiness and then moves to some good acidity and citrus hops with a nice bread flavor on the back. The body is medium with a sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a decent bitter and citrus finish. This beer has some very good acidity that keeps my mouth watering long after a drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9455) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear golden color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Caramel malt and light hops in the nose. Light body with flavors of sweet malt, butterscotch and mildly spiced hops. The finish is grassy hops with a short mildly bitter aftertaste. Decent brew overall.


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