RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Back East Golden Ale is a deep golden, light-bodied American-style ale. This West-coast style beer has a smooth, crisp taste, accentuated by a light malt character and even hop balance. This easy drinking, thirst-quenching beer appeals to a broad range of beer drinkers whether they are a seasoned enthusiast or a Craft beer beginner.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Pours opaque gold with a lingering white head. Smells of some light floral elements, some sweet malty undertones, some subtle resiny hints. Tastes of some semi sweet malt, some spicy hints, and a biscuity finish. Full bodied and easy to drink.

17Beer (353) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Big grassy lemony aromas with crisp hops notes. Bright gold color with a massive rocky white head with champagne bubbles. Super citrusy lager flavors with a really nice balance. Very clean refreshing finish. Highly carbonated but matches the style. Awesome summer refresher. Back East makes me proud to be a Yankee.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
12oz can. Lightly hazed apple juice body topped by large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light apple, cereal. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some apple, light bread, strawberry. Effervescent light body.

dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Sample at brewery. Pours clear pale gold. Aroma is earthy hops, lightly fruity, with a slightly sour, skunky, Budweisery taste. Taste is very dry with soapy bitter hops, grain, and pine. Light fruit. Fizzy. Just OK.

jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours transparent golden with a white head. Aroma of pale malts, light floral hops, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average to light texture. Not bad for the style.

BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
At cork and barrel in CT. Amber with thinner white head. Minimal nose. Toasty malt flavor with little hop flavor but balanced bitter crisp finish. Thinner palate.

Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Sample at Willimantic Brewing Co. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, malt and a touch of fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hops aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Guest tap at Willimantic. Crystsl ckear very pale yellow color, thick white head. Aroma of lemon pepper. Taste is similar. Refreshing.

BeerandBlues2 (13321) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at Willimantic. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils and biscuit malt with earthy hops. Flavor is medium hops and heavy bitterness with supporting malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

Khalidkhalid38 (1) - Severn, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
This was a very tasty beer. Easy, smooth, not to bitter, slightly late hoppy aftertaste

Slubgob (329) - West Hartford, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Draft. Golden, smells like cheap keg beer. Decent hops light body not a lot of remarkable flavors. An unchallenging drink all day or during the game kind of brew. Decent enough, nice and fresh, but nothing special.

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