RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Our Golden State Ale is a Belgian-style golden ale, brewed in homage to our home state with toasted poppy seeds. It’s our quaffable summer beer, light on the palate with a crisp poppy zing to finish. 6.4% ABV

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
THOUGHTS: Unusual beer for a can. Quite Belgian. The poppy seeds seemed to detract from a nice beer. I thought I’d really enjoy this one, but I almost couldn’t finish it. It tasted nice, but the aftertaste was what put me off. Once the bottom of the can was poured in it improve slightly because it added more fruit flavors and covered some of the unpleasant one, but it was still there. TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a hazy, dark yellow to light orange with a small, ever so slightly off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate light bread, toasted malt, and nutty malt; light to moderate cobweb, fruity, spice and dust yeast; pear; peach; pineapple; apricot; honey; light fruits; and slight burnt rubber. I think it was the poppy seeds, but to me it smelled a little like burnt rubber or an electrical fire. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet, slight to lightly bitter and lightly acidic. There was honey, candy sugar, something like burnt rubber or electrical fire, toasted malt, peaches, pears, apricots, canned fruit syrup, spicy yeast, dusty yeast and metallic hops. The light to medium body was syrupy then oily and a little dry with tingly carbonation and a chalky, dry, lightly astringent and slightly metallic finish.

jls321 (25) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Sampler from tap at Uncommon Brewing tasting room. Light and drinkable. Slightly sour piss quality but overall a good effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

andrepintado (3598) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 4, 2017
50cl can from beers of europe. Light hazy gold to orange color. Thin white head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Aroma and flavour is spices, hops, herbs, caramel, yeast, light barnyard.

leaparsons (10696) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Can, Brewdog Leicester. Hazy brown orange with a thin head. Buttery with mixed autumn fruit and lemon. Woody yeast with hints of banana. Herbal with hints of metal. OK.

RichTheVillan (8110) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Can from Cotteridge Wines; hazy golden amber pour with a thin off white head, aroma has lemon and phenols, taste has some harsh yeast action, clove, a hint of spice and lemon.

Pyrmir (6196) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
On tap at O’Connors. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma fresh, tart, lemon, fruit, mango and slight peach. Taste is tart, lemon, fresh mango and similar fruit, creamy mouthfeel with a perfectly matching tartness. Extremely drinkable. I don’t know if this is a lacto infection but the beer is simply smashing.

AndySnow (7972) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
How: Can.
Where: NK bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, floral, malt, yeast.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, floral, hops, apples, caramel.

spacecube (1748) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Can, pours murky brown, small off white head. Aroma is caramel and honey malts, light spice and belgian yeast, coriander. Medium bodied with a creamy texture, finish is sweet with a bit of spice, carbonation soft.

rouhlas (3736) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Golden color with white head. Yeasty and malty aroma, spicy, fruity. Sweet and light biter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

harrisoni (19159) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
On tap at Singer Moorgate. Clear amber colour lasting white head. Belgian yeast aroma touch of bleach. Not good. Some hop sting on finish. Not very good. Nasty bleach. Ugh.

Scotty001 (573) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Slightly hazy light amber, off white head. Aroma is sweet malt and Belgian yeast. Light to medium body,flavour is medium sweet, moderately spicy.

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