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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4573) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thouse (50) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (917) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5806) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3730) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8132) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2012
On tap at Local Option. Pours a hazy hold with a white that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grain with light citrus note, flora and a bit of light spice. Flavor starts with smooth grains with a bit of light citrus and backing spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1884) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours gold with a large frothy white head that sticks around. Aroma is earthy, spicy, citrus and grass. Taste is citrus sweet with a little spiciness on the finish. Refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2012
On keg at the Craft Beer Co. Pours a light golden colour with a fair white head. Quite a yeasty aroma with apple seed, caramel and alcohol. Similar yeasty flavours with mild carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Quite a dry finish. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2012
Keg at Craft. Pale gold colour with small white head. Aroma is grape juice, sweet and fruity. Bit of white wine, bit apple and bit yeasty. Taste is very appley, and grape, and very Belgian style yeastiness. Dangerously drinkable and quite crisp. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (18177) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
7th February 2012
On tap at the Craft. Clear gold beer, little white head. Light semi crisp palate. Appley. Very very appley. Pale malt and apples. A little caramel. Semi dry finish. Can’t believe this is right, it’s certainly not drinkable.

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