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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Our Golden State Ale is a Belgian-style golden ale, brewed in homage to our home state with toasted poppy seeds. It’s our quaffable summer beer, light on the palate with a crisp poppy zing to finish. 6.4% ABV


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3774) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
16oz can 4/2712 (Binny’s Downers Grove Singles Rack)-42° in Trappist Glass-Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, Belgian Yeast, sweet malts, and grains. Taste of yeast, grains, malt, and citrus. This light bodied brew is not too shabby.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Can. Pours a light copper color with a frothy white head that quickly dissapates quickly. Aroma is bready, vanilla, and banana clove. Taste is honey, sweet malt, a bit of belgian yeast, and a very slight spice from the poppy seed. Quite bubbly. Average beer at best.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhillyCraft (5486) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
Can with James and Linh, Pours a clearish gold color. Small head/lacing. Aromas of bannana, sweet malt, spice. Taste was similiar but more bland, some bitter hops and yeast. We knew this was there just to wet our whistle before the real beers came out.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2012
Can shared with Vin and Linh. Pours a golden yellow body with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet banana candy, cream, and light vanilla. Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin with notes of nice funky yeast, grass, and vanilla. The aroma sort of brings this one down overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1880) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Clear orange yellow, thin white head disappears quickly. Aroma of citrus fruit and flowers. Fruity floral malt taste, some lemon zest and honey notes. Lightly spiced and yeasty. Softly carbed, light bodied. Earthy dry bitter finish. The addition of poppy seeds definately seems to give it an uncommon flavor... interesting. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (5216) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Nice beldgy pour from this 16 oz can, seller told me to open it over the sink, but it didn’t foam over. Big sizzly brew with a tad of tartness in there makes the 6.5% almost acceptagle. Creamy sizzling fun yea. Some zingy citrus peel in there it seems. Vanishing lacing. Finish rides near bitter medicine but that co2 is really nifty. One of the better beldgy wannah bees I’ve tasted. If it was a little lower in alky, it would be nearly perfect.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Pour – Partly cloudy but still bright golden copper in the glass. Big, loose white head that receded very quickly. Appearance matches the name of this beer quite nicely. Aroma – bready aroma with the standard clove notes that are commonly present with the use of many strains of Belgian yeast. Some light hints of white pepper that could be from the toasted poppy seeds. Taste – there is quite a bit going on with this ale – reserved Belgian yeast flavors offer a light clove and peppery start, tight carbonation in the middle highlighted the unique “tanginess” of the poppy seeds promised by the brewer, and a slightly sweet but clean and occasionally orange citrus finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Pours a thin gold with a big fizzy whit head. Nose and taste a sweet, spicy, much more flavorful than I would have expected.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Tap. Hazy bright gold color with a tiny white head. The nose is fresh, sweet, a bit of yeasty funkiness. The taste is quite tart. Plenty of green apple flavor. Some ginger. Lime. Citrus. Mouth puckering. Yeasty dry finish. Medium body. Subtle carbonation. Overall, not a favorite. A very unique, strange flavor though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4025) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
16 oz. can. Hazy orange pour with small film of white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet malts, quite earthy with strong pale malts. A bit nutty. Bits of grass and lemon. Flavor is fruity, mild citrus, some honey bread. Pale malt, barley, nuts. I’ve always thought organic beers were always a bit odd. This is no different. Odd, nutty, grainy. This is weird. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Weird.


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