zimbo (963) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Starts well. Nice sharp deepish colour and some (damp?) delicate sweetness on the nose.Nice little head which is retained throughout.
Unusual palate reflecting a number of layers which don’t just all ccome together. starts slightly acidic leading to a subtle metallic quality followed by a somewhat distant thin (runny?) diluted citrus quality. Some unpleasant rubberness too.
Afraid this beer just doesn’t get my engine funning. With a name like this it should be more NASCAR instead of just being a bit of a fender bender. kassner (1666) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Very nice golden ale, honey color and a fair head, nice level of carbonation, flowery and smother than some, not so muc pepper, but very nicearomatic notes Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #111. This seemed a little bit off, slight butterscotch in the aroma and flavor. I wasn’t a fan of this, I will have to revisit and re-rate in the future. (2556) GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
June 23rd, 2011 - Golden Ales are always happy return to my first glass of Duvel. I never knew the billowing head on a beer could reach such extremes! Your basic pale ale fizzles and pops on top, but the Golden ale makes art. Any brew that lets me mold and sculpt the foam, or go cloud watching in my glass, is always a welcome drink. Goose Island’s Demolition is a nice, light beer, exhibiting the quality that make this style such a treat to sip on summer days plagued with lingering heat. True to form, the brew is light yellow in color, like faded dandelion petals, and a slight haze from the chill, pierced and punctured by bubbles. Cornmeal and honey, like a great slice of polenta, fill my nose, with some light flowery notes, perhaps from the surgically delicate addition of floral hops. My first thoughts: the Demolition is light, quenching and perfect for summer, with a strong carbonation to cut through afternoon snacking, more gentle flowery notes, and a nice mild hops bitterness in the aftertaste, leaving a light gaze of honeyed sweetness in its wake. Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
Golden cloudy pour with a frothy white head, good lace. Aroma: hops, orange, grass, pine, slight caramel. Sweet, slightly tart, pine, citrus. Medium carbonation.
robforbes (2246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
pours a semi-cloudy lemon yellow with a small white head that dissipates quickly.
smell is of yeast, citrus, some floral, and some wheat.
taste is fruity, yeast, a little sweet, and malt. ends a little oily. ryecatcher (1451) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber. Pours a golden hue with a big white head and good retention. Nose is fruity yeast and malt. Bread, malty and spicy yeastiness on the palate. Good stuff, but I probably shouldn’t have drank this after polishing off a few IPAs. ;-) drfabulous (8086) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2012
22 ounce. Golden. Sweet Belgian. Candy sugar. For some reason not rated here. I also thought this was retired as well. SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a deep gold amber .. light head, medium foam .. . light spice, floral, and hay with yeast .. . pretty good but reminds me of brick tamland .. don’t age this though .. . . sweet grandmothers spatula!! Cybercat (5877) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Aroma is strong and fruity with a decided woody, hoppy overtone and a firm note of - resin? It pours a pretty clear gold with a very thick, fluffy, fine-bubbled and quite persistent head that leaves a ton of lacing. Malty, fruity flavor has woody, hoppy and resiny notes with hints of apple, banana and butterscotch. Must be butterscotch. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has good fizz and leaves a woody, fruity tingle. Demolish one today!