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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Mellow and refreshing with a slight dryness and crisp hoppiness. This California Golden Ale is the perfect “session” beer, an excellent ale that compliments all occasions.

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jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2007
22 oz. bomber bottle, no freshness date, sampled in a nonic glass. Slightly hazy and orange hued yellowish golden appearance, small creamy white head that quickly settled into a thin lacing, minimal amount of sticking. A big all-malt aroma, mainly raw, musty pale cereal grains. Traces of floral leafy, honey-like hops. Smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel, firmed up by the active carbonation. Raw cereal grains again, no malty sweetness until at the end. It’s a pale malt sugary that is light and not long lasting. I am wondering if the American variety of Tettnanger hops are being utilized, the hops have a herbal spiciness, but also provide a subtle sweet honey flavor too. I search the web to little result. Finishes crisp and dry with a lingering spiciness. I too did a Google search on this and I can understand the cream ale aspect, there are some cream ale qualities. I also detected some all-malt lager qualities, all-malt ingredients with ale yeast. There is one thing I don’t understand, the description on the bottle and at the website says "sweet and fruity," and those are words I would not use to describe this ale from Moylan’s.

2
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2007
An unimpressive beer. Straw gold body with a frothy off-white head. Aroma was slightly sweet with notes of sweet malt, some piney hops, cereal, and bread. Light bodies and fizzy. The taste was a bit sweet with a light amount of hops bitterness in the finish.

3.4
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Tasted at Stone XI Party. Clear deep yellow with a fizzy white head. Malty and bready aroma and taste with some hoppiness evident in the finish.

2.3
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - AUG 29, 2007
LIghtly hazed, light straw colored liquid. Somewhat billowy white head. Head looks sudsy and artificial. Very pale malt and grassy hops in the aroma. A touch grain and citric as well. There are parts that I like and parts that just don’t fit. Very light flavors of stale pale malt and honey. Tastes of glazed donuts that are a couple days old. Finish has a nice light honey component. Sort of watery from the lack of depth. Not much more than a pale lager brewed with an ale yeast. Simple stuff.

2.7
mjg74 (3154) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Bomber from Windy City. Hazy golden color upon pouring. Very light aroma with a little graininess. Light grainy flavor with some earthy hoppiness. Not too bad. Just not super flavorful.

2.7
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2007
In the bomber bottle from Cyclone Liquors. Hazy bright yellow with an expansive white head that is hard to keep in a glass or even the bottle after opening. Large carbonation bubbles remain. Mild hop grassy aroma. It is yeasty like a hefe in its aroma. Has a malty body with a fine, delicate hop-citrus finish. Slightly lemony in flavor. Very quick palate. Superb thick wall of foam lacing remains in the glass.

3
FlacoAlto (4216) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Sampled April 2007
This beer is pretty well carbonated, it easily produces a four-finger thick, pale tan colored head that sits atop a hazy, light gold colored brew. The aroma smells of soft, fresh milled grain a berry like fruitiness and a touch of green herbal notes. Something in the aroma makes me thing of green grapes, perhaps even of the Sauvignon Blanc variety (though unfermented of course).

Dry, with a nice biting bitterness to it up front. The bitterness continues on through to the finish where it picks up some lightly sharp, astringency. Quite light feeling, in fact this is quite light bodied. Herbal, green flavors abound in this beer; they add a bit too much sharpness as it seems to make this beer a touch unbalanced. A bit more perceived malt character might help. At times a touch of sweet malt is noticeable, but it soon gets washed out by that sharp, almost vegetal, herbal note. This clearly has character to it, but I find it a touch too unbalanced.

3.7
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Very nice aroma of crisp hops and some corn flake sweetness. Appearance is a blonde ale. Flavor is nice cereal sweetness followed by some crisp hoppiness and ending with a dry and creamy smoothness. Incredibly smooth on the palate. This is one of the better blonde ales I have ever had.

3
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Turbid deep gold pour with aroma of corn flakes, slight honey, hopcit, and some bready notes. Tastes corn flakey, crisp and clean, with some hopcitric and bready notes. Very quaffable.

2.5
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Courtesy of Pailhead. Cloudy, dirty yellow, huge highly carbonated head. Big grass and aged hop aroma. Flavor very harsh, hard to pinpoint anything, but none of it good regardless. Mostly grass and lemon, very acidic.


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