Sweetwater Tavern Gold Rush Ale
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
made with Northwest Hops

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Gold color with a heavy, hoppy aroma. A very well balanced ale that gives you the full flavor you expect from a gold ale. I really liked this beer, I would highly recommened this if you are ever at Sweetwater having some beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Draft at brewery. Orangish gold color, very slightly hazy. Tiny white head. Pleasing hoppy aroma. Really well balanced flavor of grapefruits, pine, cirtus, and sweet sugars. Tastes like a lot of small micros I’ve had out west, but truly unusual for a brewpub in Virginia. If I could buy this one in stores, you better believe I would.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Medium clear gold. Off white thin head. Candied PA aroma. Medium to medium-heavy mouth. Smooth drinking, but unremarkable. Some citrus, some light caramel, a little underbittered. Orange peel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2007
(N.B. the recipe appears to have been reformulated as this beer was described as hoppy and it was)
Golden-amber with a decent white head. The aroma is nice, good bit of fruity hops. The flavor is ok but falls a bit flat. Light bodied. An ok hot weather quaffer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2007
On tap at Sterling. Pours clear golden with a white head. Very subtle aroma, slightly floral. Flavor of pale malt, light grapefruit and a moderate cascade hop presence. Nice creamy, medium body with lively carbonation. Drinkable but kind of boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Extremely light and clear golden yellow.Pours with quite a head. yeasty, weaty and corn flavors... fluffy white head. Extremely biiter for the style. Some level of hops are present. Light apple and grape on the nose. Got this as a growler to go from the Falls Church location. (Growler Opened 1/10/2007)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2004
advertised as the "lightest ale." described by the bartender as fluffy. Think a micobrew version of keystone...eck

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