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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Brand new to NJ Uncommon Brewery is definately innovative!! I was able to taste this beer from Main street wine cellars in Madison NJ All Organic from whats inside to the packaging, recyclable 16 oz cans with a green carrying top that keeps the 4 cans together! Very cool and the juice inside is pretty much the most "zingy est" beer Ive ever tasted!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thouse (47) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
page0901 (5) - USA - FEB 1, 2012 does not count
500 ml can. Bought at wine works in Marlton, New Jersey. Crisp clean and well balanced. Nice replication of a trappist style. Slight poppy seed nose and taste. Straw color with a creamy head. Definitely would recommend. Look forward to other offerings.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (2520) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnRMurdoch (2963) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2013
1 pint can from BrewDog. Hazy amber brown colour, not much head. Mild resin hop aromy. Light spicy flowery yeasty flavour. Smooth with yeasty aftertaste. Quite light & refreshing. Good one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1622) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2013
16 oz can. Cloudy pale orange hue with a collapsing white head; leaves a little lace and a constant ring of foam. Aroma is peppery, clovey, floral. Taste is lightly sweet, savory and full of spices--clove is strong. The Belgian yeast used imparts most of the character in this brew; I’m not really sure what toasted poppy seeds even taste like--I suppose it’s a little nutty. Palate is a little thin, but this being a summer beer, that’s probably the brewer’s intention. Very, very tasty and well-crafted. I could see myself pounding down quite a few of these in the hot summer heat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
GOLDEN INDEED// very beautiful smell must be the yeast pours like a real belgin beer gorgeous// nice white head maybe off white more fruity aroma now// WHAT A FLAVOR// fruity hay like very smooth and refreshing damn// ORGANIC TOO WHAT A BREW

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - SEP 12, 2008
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Slightly hazed gold color with a nice dense white head. Lots of thick lacing. Aromas of bright fruity yeast and toasted grain. Flavor is very similar. Pear and a touch of booze at the front of the palate, with a delicious toasty finish with a little extra note that I imagine has to be the poppy seeds. Refreshingly light but very flavorful. The finish really makes you want more. Drinkability is incredible. Another good beer from Uncommon Brewers, look out for these guys.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1723) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (336) - , California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Golden-orange color (dare I say muted poppy) with a fluffy off-white head; it’s effervescent and clear. Aroma is tangy, citrus fruity and sweet. Tastes sweet upfront, with prominent esters, a perfumy/floral note. Not sure which part of the tangy flavor/dry finish structure to contribute to the poppy seeds verses the belgian yeast (plus alcohol, hops, malt choices, minerals etc) but it works for me. Falls between Between the three or four offerings that I’ve tried from Uncommon Brewers, this one seems to work the best overall, AND is closest to what would be expected from the beer style designated.


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