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A golden ale is a delicate balance of malt and hops. To achieve this perfect balance, the ratio of malt to hops in the Golden Number Ale is based upon the actual golden number, the Fibonacci Sequence, or Phi as the Greeks knew it. This number's pervasive appearance throughout nature creates a sense of balance, harmony and beauty in art, architecture, composition, space - and now beer! Some believe this number is a universal constant of design, the signature of God. (Some believe it is a perfect ratio of malt and hops.) And for most of you playing along at home, the actual number is 1.6180339887.....

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alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Draft at brewpub; pours a clear gold. Pretty good for the style; alot of bread but also a decent amount of hops.

jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Nice golden color. Not picking up much in the aroma. Better than the normal golden ales. Decent session beer as opposed to having macros.

KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Sampler. Pours a cloudy, light gold. Aroma of honey. Body is rather floral. Sweet finish.

jcwattsrugger (12467) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is somewhat sweet grain/light malt, musty, light fruit. Taste is somewhat sweet grain/light malt, musty, light fruit, faint/secondary perfumy hops. Mild carbonation.

ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2009 Appearance: Lightly hazy golden body with a sudsy white head. Smell: Light, sweet-smelling grain aroma with just a kiss of floral hops. Taste: Soft, sweet grainy flavor with a floral hop bitterness, all of it reasonably light as expected. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: It was a true joy to gulp down a few of these after the obnoxious, vulgar expletive-filled day I had yesterday. Rainwater Cask ƙ/15/08): Golden Number Ale was selected to be the first beer brewed entirely with collected (and filtered) rainwater. A viciously rainy day often makes me want to stay indoors and drink beer, so coming out on a rainy Tuesday evening and a cask of rainwater beer was an easy sell for me! Appearance: Drawn via a hand-pump by Crawford himself and passed along by the dear bartender, the beer displayed a hazed, flaxen-toned body layered with a two inch-high, dense, white head. Smell: Crisped pale maltiness paired with some soft, though notable floral notes, a hint of fruitiness, and vague spiciness. Taste: Light pale malts with a mild, congenial amount of sweetness contained within. Blips from a fruity ester or two lazily glide past the tongue. Floral, faintly spicy hop character with a low bitterness. The beer finishes nicely dry and oh-so soft. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Truly, this beer exhibits an exceptionally soft, smooth body. Drinkability: I’m over here basking in the softness! For me, the combination of mellow flavors and uber-softness makes for a supremely drinkable beer as this was world’s first rainwater beer and I was the first guy to greedily gulp it down and request a second helping.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 07/19/2007
Mode: cask
Words: hop infused

Aroma: not really picking up the hops in the aroma but the aroma is much drier without the candy or corn so the hops are working,
Flavor: the flavor has a bit more bitterness but still retains a lot of bready malt,
-------- /> Date: 10/16/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: cloudy pale yellow, fine white head,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with essence of candy and corn,
Flavor: light balanced flavor, touch of sweetness along with floral hops, light bitterness in the finish, nice grainy bread character,
Overall: more flavor than the typical brewpub golden making it a good example of the style
-------- /> Date: 12/20/2007
Mode: cask
Words: hop tea

Appearance: hazy yellow, wispy white head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: light malt aroma with an earthy character,
Flavor: sweet bready malt flavor, touch of sweetness, touch of citrus, light balancing spicy bitterness, lasting bitter finish,
-------- /> Date: 07/23/2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub

Aroma: aroma is very light and dry this time around,
Flavor: picking up a touch of fruityness in the flavor, otherwise a bit drier than before

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Bright fruity citrus rising over a sweet graininess in the aroma. Lightly sweet, mostly malt on the tongue. Slight lingering graininess or sweet wortiness in the finish.

unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2007
Clear golden color. not much aroma. creamy texture. flavor of dandelions... odd! very smooth, very light.

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