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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. Itís our quaffable summer beer, light on the palate with a crisp poppy zing to finish. 6.4% ABV

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   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; itís 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 Iíve 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a murky, dark honey-golden color with a short-lived white head with a greenish hue. Green grape nose. Full mouthfeel that ends up feeling a little dry. Pickled corn that starts out mildly sweet but gets funky toward the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Rated fr0m a can-full... p0ured int0 a glass, 0f c0urse. It had a slightly hazed yell0w b0dy with 0range tints, plenty 0f fast m0ving bubbles, and a m0dest (but sustained) creamy head. The ar0ma was faint - h0ney, grain, lem0n... kind 0f t0nicy. The flav0r, t00, was light - mildly sweet grain, a dash 0f lem0n, and a very mild earth and zest bitterness. Iím n0t really sure what the p0ppy added, but itís n0t a bad warm weather (0r s0 Iím imagining, in this p0lar Chicag0 Winter) brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4626) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
16 oz can into a Duvel tulip. Pours hazy but rich golden with a dense and creamy white head. Nose is fruity/lemoncit, Belgian yeast, Belgian hops. Taste is sweet, strongly peppery/spicy with very nice floral hops, dries out somewhat but not before the rush of sweetness ushers in strong vanilla and lemon. Strong carbonation gives great bite, yeast is itself delicious, and the meringue/Orval head is always appreciated. Clean, medium body with a slight tang. Refreshing; I want more of this for the summer, this one has zing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Appearance: medium honey-gold, with tons of tiny brown specks floating, suspension-like, throughout; a short, quickly fading bubbly white head; the appearance does not inspire confidence. Aroma: sweet and a little spicy on the nose, with notes of honey, a hint of clove and yeast, and some definite poppy undertones. Taste: excellent--honey, light graham cracker, lemon zest, poppy seeds, dry grass, and hay. Finish: slight zingy tingle and lingering sweet yeast, with a hint of funk coming through. Notes: This actually tasted a bit like Grandmaís lemon poppy seed bread, one of my all time favorite treats. Refreshing and light palate. Quite good, except for the rather unappetizing appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Serving: 16 oz. can from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a deep gold color with a small white head. The nose is very floral. The flavor has a light, malty sweetness to go with those floral hops. Light to medium body with a medium finish. I canít say I got anything from the poppy seeds. Good brew for a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (542) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Visual: Consistent artwork with their other Baltic Porter, the can features a drawing of the yellow poppy flower. Pours translucent golden orange with a decent-sized lasting foamy head, lots of activity and lacing. Nose: sweet hoppy malts with some chamomile undertones Attack: very cream-to-fizzy mouthfeel, 5/10-sweetness Mid-palate: bitter yet clean poppy seed, honeyed malts, hints of PEACH, RED APPLE Finish: crisp bitter bite, mellow hops, light sweet-bitter tingly malty finish. Summary: Another good beer from Uncommon Brewers. This one is much lighter on the palate than the Baltic Porter and is balanced from start to finish, first sip to the last. Though not particularly complex or rich, it is quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1398) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2013
16oz can from Bytemesis, Thanks dude. This one lingered in the can too long and got too shook up courtesy of UPS/FedEx still a decent beer definitely easy to drink.. light and tasty, Iíd move the rating to Golden/Blonde personally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Muddy Unfiltered Dark Yellow, Huge Head, Medium Lacing. Yeast and Poppy seeds Aroma. Belgian Yeast, toasted Poppy Seeds, Sweet Malt. If i did not read the label, I probably wouldnít be able to put my finger about the poppy seeds. When you know it, it does taste like it. You Could actually see some poppy seeds floating in it. Watery thin body. Reminds me of watered down Saison. Well Hidden Alcohol, very refreshing for high ABV. Iíve enjoyed it, Rather Nice.Plus, it is Organic, so it is good for you. At least, that is what you can tell your wife.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MF666 (225) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 30, 2013
Lys orange med let hvid skum, dufter af guldøl :), let sygelig gær smag, humle, parfumeret eftersmag Free Føroyar!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (1982) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2013
Thanks to Tim and Rachel for sharing! Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow from the can with little to no head or lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast and associated wheat esters, banana. Taste malty sweetness with a touch of Belgian yeast in there. Meh.

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