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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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 (360) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at OíConnors. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma fresh, tart, lemon, fruit, mango and slight peach. Taste is tart, lemon, fresh mango and similar fruit, creamy mouthfeel with a perfectly matching tartness. Extremely drinkable. I donít know if this is a lacto infection but the beer is simply smashing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (5156) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1424) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rouhlas (1455) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (15647) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (447) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2411) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5942) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (14399) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - 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."

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