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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Pours clody golden color with medium head. Aroma of wheat, apricot, spices, fruits and some yeast. Flavour of wheat, lemon, spices, yeast and some fresh fruits. Quite refreshing fruity feel with bitter and somewhat sourish palate.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (5955) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012.
Pours a golden hazy colour with a lacy head. Aroma of lemon, yeast and coriander. Flavour of lemon, yeast, floral hops and wheat. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a light, wheaty and citrusy finish. Easy to drink and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3615) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration

Pours dark yellow with a small head. Aroma of fruity hops and earthy notes. Taste is malty with some oranges, spices and fruits. Finish of ripe fruits, malts and spices. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
A light an effervescent ale with a candied Belgian aroma and, especially in the foam, a strong poppyseed aroma. Smooth, thick, sweet bubblegum and crisp savoury bread-like notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Poured from the can. Nugget had this beer with bmc tall cans, wtf? Poured golden and clear. Thin head dissipated quickly. I love the 16oz pour though. Aroma is of alcohol, grain, some Belgium yeast notes. I agree with the description the aroma is better than most lager summer beers. Flavor was grainy, but pretty smooth with Belgium notes. Overall not bad for 3$. But I did notice their slogan is a total rip of from DFH.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3226) - 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 (149) - 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 (3096) - 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 (5219) - Manhattan, 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 (1172) - 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)


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