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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (8983) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Golden pour with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and yeast. Light to medium body with flavors of spicy yeast, slightly sour fruit and malt. The finish is grainy with a tart fruity aftertaste. Just average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
THOUGHTS: Unusual beer for a can. Quite Belgian. The poppy seeds seemed to detract from a nice beer. I thought I’d really enjoy this one, but I almost couldn’t finish it. It tasted nice, but the aftertaste was what put me off. Once the bottom of the can was poured in it improve slightly because it added more fruit flavors and covered some of the unpleasant one, but it was still there. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a hazy, dark yellow to light orange with a small, ever so slightly off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate light bread, toasted malt, and nutty malt; light to moderate cobweb, fruity, spice and dust yeast; pear; peach; pineapple; apricot; honey; light fruits; and slight burnt rubber. I think it was the poppy seeds, but to me it smelled a little like burnt rubber or an electrical fire. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, slight to lightly bitter and lightly acidic. There was honey, candy sugar, something like burnt rubber or electrical fire, toasted malt, peaches, pears, apricots, canned fruit syrup, spicy yeast, dusty yeast and metallic hops. The light to medium body was syrupy then oily and a little dry with tingly carbonation and a chalky, dry, lightly astringent and slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (7799) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2012
16oz can, for $3.25, from Beer Run. Date on can is 8/17/2011. Really big foamy white head. Little decent loose lace. Mostly clear golden / yellow color. Very candy-sweet artificial fruit taste. Some melon, cantaloupe, watermelon flavors. Lighter carbonation, more dry texture, but sort of a sweet bite. Not really a fan of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
From a can poured a golden color with a fair amount of head. Light mlty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
Small head gold pour soft carbonation aromas floral fruit spice yeast flavours orange yeast grain vinous note woody note some clove grassy note poppy seeds are apparent the finish sweet finish yeast fruit spicy woody note okay on palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3381) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a medium white head....livel Aroma is lightly fruity...yeasty. flavor is clovey with light yeasty/fruity notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a clovey dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2012
500ml can. Belgian ale in a can who would have thought. Looks impressive with a strong orange colour and a sliver of white foam. Fruit spice aromas are inviting and the flavour is a fruit cocktail in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2188) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
CBC. Cloudy yellow body with almost no head. Aroma is perfume, peach, pineaple, oranges, cloves. Flavor is fruity, spices, hoppy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
CBC. Tap, 110512. Golden with white head. Aroma of yeast and fruit. Flavour with malt and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brenhophead (632) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2012
Jumbo can. Pours pale clear golden with a nice white head. I get hints of a nice belgian yeast on the nose as well as a sweet malt aroma. Very sweet flavour with the yeasty esters dominating, not really getting the poppy seed and it is a very light bitterness. Different but not bad.

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