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RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our brewers wanted to make a beer that went down easy after a day out on the water. Big Wave Golden Ale is just the ticket. Big Wave is a lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and our special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish. 10.3°

Malts: Pale (Premium 2-Row), Caramel
Hops: Galaxy, Citra

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Not a great golden ale, the flavor is really thin, reedy, and sweet. Not the best representation of this style.


2.9
Mpuntmuts (336) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2017
Pilsner yellow pour. Aroma of basement yeast, sweaty socks, fungi, caramel, golden malts. Bit bland taste, more sweet than bitter but vague. Thin to medium bodied and medium carbo. Falls short in my opinion.

3
deepdrinker (317) - Leeds, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 Pale golden in appearance with a fruity / floral aroma. Tastes fruity also with a clean refreshing taste . Well balanced beer

3
Pithikos (14) - Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2017
Our brewers wanted to make a beer that went down easy after a day out on the water. Big Wave Golden Ale is just the ticket. Big Wave is a lighter bodied golden ale with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easy drinking refreshing ale. The use of caramel malt contributes to the golden hue of this beer and our special blend of hops provides bright quenching finish. 10.3° Malts: Pale (Premium 2-Row), CaramelHops: Galaxy, Citra ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
silva6411 (35) - King, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Awful awful awful awful awful awful awful bullshit bullshit bullshit awful awful bullshit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
Thunderverb (125) - Visby, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2017
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is tropical and floral. Taste is rounded malty, a bit sweet, with some tropical fruit and hints of citrus. Pilsner malt and a touch of canned corn.

2.8
Bricks (1153) - Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Had a bit of the buttery malt taste that you find in many golden ales. Not a big fan of this one.

3.5
Gangstergafje (1309) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2017
03-11-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Albert Heijn supermarket, Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands).
The looks of the beer are very nice. It has a nice tropical look. The golden yellow color shines bright in the sun. The beer has a slight haziness. Nice bubbles can be seen rising towards the top of the glass. On top of the beer a average layer of rather rough white foam is formed. Foam retention is low. After a rather long while, only a thin drape and lacing on the glass are left.
I need to state that I have a massive cold, so maybe I sense the taste and smell a bit weaker than they are.
The smell of the beer is nice. It is nice and tropical. But, I smell a tiny hint of chloride...not in an annoying way though, it somehow suits the tropical aromas. I smell some nice sweet malts, with a slight bready edge. The hops are nice. They are not extremely special, but just nice and tropical, easy on the nose. I smell some nice tropical hops, with hints of citrus, lemon zest and some orange. The hops also offer a nice floral bouquet. Nice, tropical and gentle.
The taste of the beer is also very nice. The beer has a nice maltiness. Especially in the back of the mouth, the beer provides a soft, slightly salty round balanced flavour. This suits the sweetness of the malts, that is more in the front of the beer. The hops give some floral flavours, but also some citrus notes. They are not extremely bitter, but give just that nice bitter balance for the sweet malts. This results in a very well balanced beer, that is very soft and gentle.
The palate is quite nice. The beer has a medium body, and has a rather soft, round and gentle texture. Carbanion is medium high. The finish of the beer contains that lovely round maltiness, together with some tingling bitter hops. All in all, a very nice beer. Not to complex, not to rich, but smooth, easy drinking and relaxed, like you diserve after a day of surfing in Hawaii.

2.6
Hopverdju (1571) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2017
Blond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: licht hoppig, wat fruitig en moutig. Smaak: licht bitter, ietwat citrus, licht zeperig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Lichte body.

3
stupre (538) - Nanterre, FRANCE - OCT 28, 2017
35,5cl bottle purchased @ Albert Heijn. Belle robe dorée avec un nez assez agréable de mangue. Malgré sa légèreté, cette bière propose des arômes de fruits tropicaux bien sympathiques.

3.6
ChrisOfstad (359) - Hamar, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 0,4 litre draft at Seb's Hotel, Hamar. Cloudy Golden with big head. Citrus aroma and taste, Quite Good!


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