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RATINGS: 158   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


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3.2
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
How: Can.
Where: NK bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, floral, malt, yeast.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, floral, hops, apples, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1371) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Can, pours murky brown, small off white head. Aroma is caramel and honey malts, light spice and belgian yeast, coriander. Medium bodied with a creamy texture, finish is sweet with a bit of spice, carbonation soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Golden color with white head. Yeasty and malty aroma, spicy, fruity. Sweet and light biter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
On tap at Singer Moorgate. Clear amber colour lasting white head. Belgian yeast aroma touch of bleach. Not good. Some hop sting on finish. Not very good. Nasty bleach. Ugh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (355) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Slightly hazy light amber, off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and Belgian yeast. Light to medium body,flavour is medium sweet, moderately spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Keg grove Huddersfield. Golden thin head. Aroma is fruity yeasty. Taste same nice sour fruity yeasty lots of banana good tart finish some sour dough. Nice smooth body. Tasty

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5840) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 9, 2015
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is yeast, light floral. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry yeast, malt, floral, light spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice and drinkable but not in any volume... well not for me anyway. The dry floral bitterness in the palate is nice up front but quickly becomes less enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (14250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy golden with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, banana, yeasty and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Tastes very much like a German Hefeweizen. 151214

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"this golden ale has a nice sweet, floral and herbal aroma, is light-medium bodied, and quite easy drinking. Nothing spectacular, but the sweetness and mellow belgian yeast go well together."

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Emeister84 (1609) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Aromas of butter, spiceless baked apples, cereal. Yellow, mostly lasting white head. Dry, the flavor of bland peanut butter, subtle spice. Light bodied, doughy. Bleh.


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