Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer was fair. This was my second Golden the weekend I had it, and this was 10 times better, yet this ale is far from a "good" beer in my opinion. There are many APAs out there... I think I will continue my quest for the bigger and better.
radagast83 (5466) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper color. Hop taste, with a slight citrus taste. Refreshing, easy to drink beverage.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12 oz bottle. Clear light amber/gold color, white somewhat thin head. Fair lacing. Flowery hop nose with a bit of grassyness. Taste is citrusy, kind of grapefruit with a small hop bitter/bite. Hops stay with you in the finish, while the citrus slowly fades. Crisp and easy drinking. Maybe not a great example of an amber, but very good overall.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - AUG 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, nice golden hue w/ beige head. very hoppy for a blonde (golden?) ale.
intheric (20) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice aroma, very citrusy, lemon perhaps? Nice malty aftertaste. Rather refreshing, a good session beer.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours gold with a decent-sized head--looks tasty. Good grassy and citrusy hop aroma. The taste is somewhat of a disappointment. The hop flavor is dominant, but in turn is dominated by a strange peppery taste that I found unpleasant. The aftertaste left my mouth begging for another beer--just not another St. George’s Golden Ale. Still, I’d try it out; I could see other people liking it more than I did.
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Beer God: Pours a clean deep golden hue with a nice large fluffy head and very good lacing. The aroma has notes of grassy and floral hops, bready malts, and a light touch of dusty esters. The taste starts with a surprising amount of citrus (grapefruit mostly) and tradional bitters. Notes of light allspice and pepper punch up the finish. An undertone of malt base is supporting but kept well in the background except for the aftertaste, which is bready and chalky, some lingering metallic bitterness as well. This lively beer is refreshing, but as an APA it is about average and that isn’t so bad.
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice color deep golden to amber, pleasant floral nose, fine hop / malt balance. Very fresh and with a nice crisp mouthfeel! A fine session beer from a very underrated Virginia brewery!
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
More amber than golden I’d say. Curiously, I found this more hoppy than the same brewery’s IPA, but there’s also more malt body. Nothing really leaps out at you, but it’s a pleasant, fresh and crisp, refreshing tipple. Went down nicely with lunch, on a lovely sunny autumn day, looking out over the river at the Yorktown Pub, Virginia.
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with a thick head. Nice citrus flavor with a hop tone to it. Very drinkable beer with a strong hop finish. Not a bad beer.