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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1523) - 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 Islands 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2205) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (1376) - 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 shouldnt have drank this after polishing off a few IPAs. ;-)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7104) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8179) - .....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 .. dont age this though .. . . sweet grandmothers spatula!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5342) - 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!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1219) - Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
22 oz bottle from drfabulous. Thanks Jeff! Pours hazy golden with a bright white head. Smells bready and yeasty and a touch of fruit, more like light or white/green fruits than dark fruits. Taste is of bread and fruit, the same white fruits as the nose; kinda like white grapes and maybe pears or green apples. The body is more on the lighter side with a slick texture and average mouth-carbonation, Goose Island Demolition Ale finishes with some subtle fruit sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
22oz bomber poured into my Chimay Trappist glass. Bottled on 5/7/2010. Pours a dark gold with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of fruity yeast. Citrus and tropical fruits with a good bit of baking spices. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Tropical and citrus fruits with a decent dose of hop bitterness along with the doughy yeast. Great combination. Medium bodied with a thin yet slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I would gladly drink it again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1285) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
[Bottle] Alright, so a disclaimer up front, this bottle has some age on it. I just bought it at the store tonight though, so Im rating it. Looks nice enough, with a slightly hazy golden pour topped with a nice white head that lingers well. Good start. Aroma is unusual, but not terrible. Fairly fruity, and mainly just cheap apple juice. Maybe some peach notes too. Taste is also fruity up front, with plum and apple, a metallic character (fades as it warms), and some yeast, all of which melds into slightly dusty, crackery malt (high point of the beer). Well, it isnt too bad, especially considering the age. Ill have to re-rate a fresh bottle some time though.


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