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Russian River Golden Wheat Ale

Russian River Golden Wheat Ale
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 149   ABV: 4.97%
Blonde in color, this mild ale is brewed with a blend of four malts to impart a subtle, malt bouquet. A smaller than normal hop addition is made in the beer to keep the flavor mild and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Draft @ BBF - Nice yeasty components that meld really well the fruity citrus bitterness. Not extremely exciting, but extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 This is a decent ale that is drinkable and pretty good with simple food, but hardly great. Its flavour is not very complex or deep, being mostly light grain with light hints of citrus and pine, its balance is just a tad off to the bitter side, and it is overall not exciting. It is, however, drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (7373) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Draught, Russian River. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty rough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Sampled at Russian River in mid-June 2007. Clear golden with a white head. Grain, noble hops and a hint of pretzel in the nose. Flavor has notes of pale grain, slight huskiness, hay, light lemon and saaz hops (I think). Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nothing exciting but a pleasant drinkin’ beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
On tap @ Russian River poured a clear gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, light carmel and a hint of apple. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, lighjt carmel and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Draught at the brewery. Beer is clear, light gold with a small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head.<P>The aroma is malty with a moderate note of slightly husky grain; Hoppy with a light note of honeysuckle; Yeasty with a light note of basement; Trace miscellaneous notes of ozone, peach.<P>The flavor is moderately sweet, light-to-moderately acidic with a long, lightly acidic, moderately sweet finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11669) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
On tap. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of wheat, graininess, and citrus. Tastes of grain, citrus and earthy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Mildly grainy and citrus nose. Soft and clean palate with little to distiguish it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2006
"oh well not that great, just sampled. Poured nice golden color not much head or lacing Aroma was of malts, citrus and wheat. Flavor was much the same. Would be a great summer beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2005
on tap at The Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA. pours a golden hue. minimal white head. some lacing (tiny bit). smells of pine and dirt. tastes of woddy hops, dirt and pine. Has a bitter bite at the start. sandy texture.

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