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RATINGS: 156   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5421) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
Hazy golden colour with a white head. A nice acidic (lemon?) and fruity (mango?) aroma. Milde moderate sweet flavour. Also acidic and fruity. A mix between lemon and mango. Nice refreshing beer.
[On tap at Gaasa in Oslo, Norway]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
Tap@Gaasa. Hazy orange, small white head. Looks innocent enough. Aroma is very subdued at first. Only a hint of lemon and some wheat. The first sip slaps you in the face with a barrage of lemon/lime, bananas, spicy fenols, loads of wheat. It’s probably the most lemony beer I’ve ever had. Quite acidic, but with just barely enough malt sweetness to keep it reined in. This is actually pretty extreme, like an IPA though it’s not bitter. I just now read it’s brewed with poppy. I don’t know how poppy tastes, but I guess that’s what, amongst other things, gives it its lemony side. Otherwise I would have thought this was brewed with a ton of lemon zest and a couple of tons of sorachi ace. Light bodied, fairly mellow carbonation which suits it since the acidity already rinses the palate well enough. This is refreshing, raw and very different, and a great summer drink, though perhaps the citric acidity is a tad too much for some. I dug it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3847) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 On tap at Gaasa. Golden hazy color, ok foam. Fruity aromas- high flavour intensity. Medium body & complexity. Sour ann bitter Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours an unclear and golden beer with a weak white head. The aroma is malt and fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional tropical fruit. The palate is sweetness. Overall a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Can:   Golden, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Soft floral and mealy nose.   Similar on the tongue.   Semi-sweet, smooth, pale breadiness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not as musty or basement like as other Belgians, but still enjoyable for being very simple.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet malts, lemon and other citrus smells, poppy, honey, coriander, and some Belgian yeast. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet and lightly grainy malts with some lemon zest and other citrus flavor with a bit of coriander. Through the middle, some poppy comes through with some honey and Belgian yeast flavor. The finish is a mix of sweet malts, Belgian yeast, spice, and a bit of lemon peel with a hint of tartness. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, and lightly dry and tart finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice BPA. Good overall balance with the poppy adding some nice flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours a golden yellow color with a white soapy head. Aroma of lemon, yeast, and herb. Citrus flavor-orange and lemon upfront with hint of yeast and herb at the back end. Nice beer. Exceeded expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruity yeast and light alcohol. Flavour is malt, sweet fruity yeast and light apple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at CBC. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. The aroma is light acid, yeast, fruit and oranges. The flavour is spicy yeast, fruit and berries.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (2143) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Refrigerated can from JoePeesie brewed on date November 9, 2012 poured into a shaker. Pours hazy golden with small white head that dissapates quickly. Some small bubble lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and light herbal aroma (poppy). Taste is herbal (poppy seeds), off bread taste, some grass, hint of pepper, and little taste in the finish. Tastes old, I don’t think I would like this even if it were fresh.


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