Three Floyds Gold Leader
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Samurai inspired crisp lager brewed with Japanese Sorachi Ace hops and a portion of rice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2/19/2011: Three Floyds Gold Leader... Aroma: Nice hop profile; the Sorachi Ace hops are definitely distiguishable and dominate; yeasty with some weak malt. Appearance: Mazy marigold color with a fluffy white head on top that leaves puffy lacing marks on the glass. Flavor: Mild sweetness followed by a soft citrusy bitterness; weak toffee-ish maltiness. Palate: Body is medium-light; airy mouthfeel. Overall: Good and very sessionable!

Pint (draught, 4.5%) at The Louisville Beer Store in Louisville, KY. Rating #23 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Draft at FFF. Can’t believe I paid 6 bucks for this. Sort of like FFF made a domestic lager. Still fresh, enjoyable, more exciting than bullshit lager but still orbiting insipidity...with FFF world class execution. Standard beer made excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
clear gold color, with a fluffy white head and lots of lace. nose of spices, musty malt and grain. flavor is dry, citrusy, grainy, with mustiness and some hop bitterness. medium bodied, bitter finish. a beer made with rice? whod’a thunk it? i enjoyed this one. byt then again, i like budweiser, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap at 3floyds in Munster. Pours golden with white head. The nose is of the Sorachi Ace hops (first time having these hops). They smell kind of spicy and musty. The taste is more spicy and musty Sorachi Ace hop flavor but kind of finishes like spicy, musty, cat piss. I love 3floyds, but I don’t love these hops... They taste a bit foul in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap at 3F. Clear gold yellow with a tall white fluffy head. Odd spicy sorachi hops in the aroma. Light sweet malt thin body with green grassy hops. Pretty bitter for the body. Not bad and really a lot better than I would have predicted. 7/4/7/4/15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2011
From December 2010 tasting notes. On tap at 3F brewpub. Malt, light citrus hops. Gold with small white head. Malty, musty flavor. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Served in an imperial pint glass. Reviewed as a Japanese Rice Lager. This is not an American Pale Lager, as it contains Japanese rice. Pour brings a light golden beer with a nice white head and a pretty good amount of lacing. The nose is a bit grainy and also brings a light amount of citrus and lemon. Sorachi Ace really works well here. The flavor is slightly bitter with a bit of grain. Hop flavor comes through a bit but isn’t as prominent as the nose. The taste is pretty good, though doesn’t quite stand out like it could. Good light and crisp feel with a finishing bitterness I’m enjoying. Drinks fairly well, but I think one glass is enough. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-23-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Growler big thanks to Nerd, poured into my Narke tulip...Deep straw gold, decently looking, an off white head really good retention, but light lacing...Aroma of light rice, sake, lager yeast, a little skunk a little skunk finish...The taste is hopped sake, unique and tastey, Really interesting, great for a lager, slightly above average over all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery. No appreciable odor, but a unique pinnapple hops taste, musty. Color of dirty gold, modest head with some pine bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pint pour @ Three Floyds, taste of my buddy’s beer. Pours a bright gold with a medium white fleeting head. Malty grassy-hop nose. Light malty citrusy body, lightly carbonated with a good level of bitterness. Clean hoppy finish. Pretty good.

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