RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Recipe Information: Style: Belgian Style Golden Ale Alcohol by Volume: 7.2% International Bitterness Units: 40 Color: Golden Straw Hops: Saaz, Chinook Malts: Pilsen

The new incarnation of Demolition.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6368) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Clear gold, with a small white head. Light fruit scent...Belgian yeast. Taste is lightly fruited, ginger and lemon. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Fruity barley malt, yeast, alcohol, and light hop aroma. Cloudy honey gold with a small white head. Sweet fruity malt and very heavy clove flavor. Medium body, soft/flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Reviewed 12/21/10 22oz for $5 @ Bottles in Spokane, WA Bottled on: 9/21/10 Poured from bottle to New Belgium tulip. A: 1-2 fingers loose cream colored head fades before beer is set down. Cloudy brass ale with continuous ribbons from etching. The ale blends through thin sheet over ale which laces the glass as the ale falls. S: Belgian yeast enveloped into light grainy, straw scent dances with hints of coriander, grass; whiff of eucalyptus. Sweetness of nougat accents near the end as well. T: As ale rolls over palate, find myself thinking of lemongrass, hay, peppercorn, coriander helps compliment the sweetness of the yeast and bread flavors. Lightly bitter hop flavor at finish. M: Billowy on tongue with fine ticklish carbonation helps preserve the aroma and translate the collaboration into the mouth from the nose. Velvety when swished in mouth, dissipates and falls to stomach with ease. D: This is a nice, pleasant version of a Belgian Style Golden. Cheers for keeping the look nice and straw toned. Backbone appears to be in the hop and yeast for this brew. Worth a try. Maybe a second try. Serving type: bottle 12-21-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11024) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Musty yeast and lemon malt aroma. Pale yellow with moderate head. Yeasty lemon malt flavor. Moderately bitter hay finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (3042) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head that eventually dissaptes into a ring, Mild Lacing S: Lemons, Floral, Earthy T: Bubble Gum, Pineapple, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Malts, Mild Citrus M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, a really nice belgian pale that was very drinkable and well balanced. Especially for 2.50 per bomber, a great score.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YoDude (10) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Goose Island Demolition, aged 2 years 3 months in my beer cellar, 7.2% ABV. A 22oz bottle and poured into an old school challis. Appearance: Poured pale gold with a creamy but faint head and little lacing. Smell: Funk, thats it. Taste: Lemon meringue, a hint of pepper, and the musty barnyard. Once that all goes away, a nice toasted malt flavor remains. Mouth feel: Light body and good carbonation. A slight funky, savory aftertaste and a warming alcohol effect. Overall: When Goose Island announced it would no longer brew Demolition, I bought a bottle wherever I saw it. This was one of the first in a long line of GI specialty beers. When young, it was a nice attempt at a Belgian-style Golden ale. With aging, the hops are long gone and it has become more of a farmhouse ale. Still enjoyable, but it has definitely reached maturity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1393) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottled 5/18/11. Pours straw golden, quite a bit of sediment present, with a thin eggshell head thats basically just a ring and some spotty foam. Some lacing present. Nose has a fresh floral, citrus, and stone fruit aroma, some herbal tea notes, light phenols, some dust, plenty of honey. Pretty sweet, touches of bitterness and tartness. Medium to full bodied, softer carb, somewhat crisp with a drying herbal tang on the end. An interesting brew, some good things, some not so good things. Certainly past its prime, but not wildly so. I imagine fresh it would have been more vibrant. Still not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
GRM (3893) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 12 ounces, bottled on 022007, from and with Luc Bourbonnire, savoured on March 1st 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, semi-hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: malt, caramel, Madeira, basement; mouth: malt, water, Madeira, finale in Madeira with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, thin; overall: too old FRANAIS chantillon, bouteille brune, 12 onces, embouteille le 022007, de et avec Luc Bourbonnire, savoure le 1er mars 2013; il : caramel avec une teinte orange, semi-voile, pas deffervescence, petite anneau de mousse beige; nez : malt, caramel, madre, cave; bouche : malt, eau, madre, finale en madre avec prsence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucre, mince; en rsum : trop vieille

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (8576) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and yeast, malty sweetness. Taste is moderate sweet, fruits and alcohol, some yeast and pepper at the end.Rather slim body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottled in early 2011, I was a bit apprehensive about this. Pours a fairly uninspiring golden shade with little to no head. At first the taste was incredibly disappointing, but I think it was slightly too cold because it really came alive half way in. The main thing that struck me was that theres an unusual floral hoppiness here that is actually quite pleasant. Good roasted malt backbone, and its nice and light. It would have been nice to try this fresh but even as discontinued stock, it was a decent belgian style ale.

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