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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Pale Lager
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Tikka Gold a quality premium beer brewed with patience using malt, rice, hops, yeast and spring water. A Pilsner style with Indian character having a good balance of dryness and bouquet of hops and a soft malt character to complement spicy foods.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
500ml bottle. Long lasting sticky film on a thin gold liquid. Off-putting compost aroma. Soft malt yes, but a very harsh finish. The hops really attack at the end. This may work better when drinking with spicy food but on its own the finish takes some getting used to.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
[500ml bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames.] Deep straw with a soft billowing white head; aroma of yeast and coriander; soft dry flavours with lots of floral hops; definitely a Belgian influence. Very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2008
500ml bottle. Golden yellow color, a little hazy. Aroma is mild and a little sweet. Taste is reminiscent of an Asian crap lager, but has much more quality ingredients and drinkability than the genuine article. Creamy and subtle, this is a nice standard lager. Sort of an oddity among Belgian imports, a tad underrated.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2004
Pale lager with a strong head, dry malty aroma and a dry but ultimately sweet finished flavour. Overall OK but not better than average.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
The aroma is dusty, metallic, (hoppy) floral, and malty in an adjunct kind of way. The appearance is pale gold with a slight haze and a beautiful foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma making this more complex than almost any pale lager. The palate is thin. Overall this is an interesting beer that I want to like more.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle. Poured a medium sized white fizzy head that mostly diminished, lackluster lacing, minimal carbonation, transparent, and a pale yellow hue. Nose was skunky and rice smelling. Flavor was weak-mildly malty, rice, and somewhat astringent tasting. Smooth mouthfeel. Light body. Not impressed by any means.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (4039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
500mL bottle poured straw color with average white head settling quickly to spotted lacing. Aromas of bread and hay and a hint of yeast. Taste is lightly sweet with an undesirable hoppy finish. Carbonation and body are decent. Overall, something to drink on a hot summer day, as it goes down pretty easy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Pours pale yellow / gold with bubbly off-white head. The aroma has light grain, corn and light butteriness. Medium body with medium carbonation. The taste starts with pale malt, some corn and light spicy hops. The finish is pretty much the same. This may not be bad for a pale lager, but it is ridiculously overpriced and mind-numbingly boring.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
500 ml bottle from Five Points Liquors, Ventura. Nose of grassy hops, light sweetness, paste, and a hint of butter (diacetyl). Gusher (lost the top 2"of beer from the neck); clear gold with a big off white head. Flavor is tiny bits of bitterness, sweetness, and diacetyl. Very mediocre!

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Pours with a brilliantly clear, pale, just off-white colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear gold color that get fairly pale when held up to the light. Sweet grain notes mix with ample DMS in the form of creamed corn. Perhaps a touch of herbal hop character is just noticeable, but the DMS is big enough here that it is really hard to tell. The DMS is actually a bit obnoxious after just a short while.

Sweet grain flavors up front of honey-like grain, sweet corn and pale malt move to a dry finish that has a touch of hop bitterness as well as a light herbal note. As far as balance goes there is just enough hop character to balance out the sweet grain notes and keep them from being cloying. The DMS is not quite as objectionable in the flavor as it was in the aroma, but it does tend to stick to the palate a bit with a vegetal, cooked corn note. Appropriately light bodied, though not watery, and the carbonation provides a nice fizz to the texture.

Just not all that good, even by pale lager standards. The DMS definitely ruins the aroma and don’t let this warm up much as it really starts to intrude into the flavor as well.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ


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