firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Excellent lacing and long lasting head. Rich dark gold. Slight hop presence... almost like a pale, pale ale. New brewer, so I’m wondering if the recipe for this changed from earlier. rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Their Northwest Gold is really a pretty standard training wheels light ale. It has a very light body, accompanied with a mild noble hoppy bite. It’s very clean and very high in carbonation. With its light blonde, straw color, it was every bit the imitation "macro" offering for people who don’t like beer. With that in mind, it’s clean, crisp and surprisingly not a bad effort.
Serving type: on-tap Tmoney99 (14866) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Draft sample. Poured clear amber color with an average white fizzy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Drinkable soft brew. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Part of sampler at brewpub. Pours light golden with white head. Aroma is sweet corn and grains. Flavor is grainy with some light corn and malt. Rather boring and your average macro substitute. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2006
On tap: The aroma is lightly sweet with moderate grassiness. Transparent gold with a minimal white head that leaves behind sporadic lacing. The flavor has some light lager sweetness with a touch of citrus. The finish is moderately grassy. It is boring, but about as good as you can expect from a house golden lager.
ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Clear light gold color. Maybe a tiny bit of barley or wheat on the aroma. Little head. Has a medium light body with a tinge of sour hops, and a fluffy, doughy finish. Aftertaste is decent though, it tasted like I was chewing on some wheat, which was about the only flavor I could really find. Again, not a bad flavor, just not much of any flavor. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Golden and highly carbonated with a faint nose of wheat fields and leaves. Grainy first sip, lively mouthfeel and quite a thick body for a presumably thin selection. Taste really went nowhere, staying grainy and bland. Hints of dryness at the end. Not offensive or too harsh, or too thin for that matter. Aggie80 (827) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2002
Good head and nice lace. Golden Color with a clean smooth taste. ......... hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2002
This one is their microbrew for the masses and it manages to capture rather well the typical beery standard lager taste in its fuller ale body. Cardboard malt, some hops at close. proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2002
A refreshing golden ale. Nice hop taste on the finish although rather unspectacular. A thirst quencher rather than a taste to be savored.