The Civil Life Goal!den Ale
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Obviously for our Friends at The Amsterdam Tavern we had to come up with a killer futbol beer and what better way to do it than brew up a "Goal"den ale? Our Gold takes cues from Blonde Ale and even Kolsch style beers with its Pils Malt base, US Saaz Hoppiness, and Ale yeast and I think that the color is pretty darn Golden too. So the next time you are wishing for a nice crisp summer beer or kicked one to the net and need to rip your shirt and yell to the heavens, grab one of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1732) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
On tap at the source. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a nice white head that laces the glass. Aroma is mild, sweet and bready. Taste is sweet pale malt, yeasty bread dough and a nice crisp floral hoppiness that is rather subdued. I have to agree with the beer’s deScription, this is very much like a Kolsch. It captures the essential character of a German style lager or pilsner, but with the sweetness and fruitiness of ale fermentation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Earthy and pine hops with some bready malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Sweet maltiness and floral hops on the nose. Semi sweet start with a perfumy/floral bitter. Medium bodied and a bit foamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak grainy weak spicy aroma. Fruity malty grainy spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of cream, toasted grain and light pine. Malt. Lighter Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15755) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap @ The Civil Life. Pour is a hazy dark golden pour with a white head. Heavy floral and grassy hop aromas. Bread, some toast, and a slight grain husk note. Flavor is a touch on the bitter side. Lots of grass and earth, some floral hops, and a bit of grain husk. Sweet toasted bread and a touch of baked apple. Sort of chalky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6926) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft on tap at the brewery (St. Louis, MO). RBSG 2014 Friday Bus Tour. Pours a nice glowing orange hue, a bit hazy and darker in the middle with soapy offwhite head, decent filmy layer sticks around as film, laces ok. Aromas are a bit fruity, crisp and grainy with mellow earth, bread dough and touches of grass. Mellow yeastiness. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a bit grainy with touches of bread, straw, gentle yeastiness. Some florals, earth, kiss of lemon and citrus. The hop element is mellow but firm for the size, just a touch of bready girth in the middle. Backend is dry, earthy with pollen florals, grass and a bit of crisp bready malt. Sweeter and fruit elements never show and offer a cleaner, nicely hopped experience here. Clean and sound. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Draft. Light golden pour, suprise andother brewery doing world cup beer, its pretty light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery during RBSG. Mildly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head, leaves decent bits of lace. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Easy drinking. Good bready wheat flavor, light spiciness. Some good toasty malt. Moderate bitter. Light sweet. Solid blond ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has lots of straw with a bit of grain and grass. Flavor has more grass with the same grain and straw notes.

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