RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Let’s talk about one of life’s good things– Beer. We make it; you drink it. But we think there’s more to it than that… Beer is bread and water, discipline and art. A part of our common history, beer was your father’s, and his father’s. We at White Birch hold beer above all else. For this reason, we set out to create the perfect beer for summer: a clean, dry, elegant ale, featuring robust English malts, spicy, toasted rye, a heroic American ale yeast, and whole leaf Cascade hops. We named it Crown of Gold– see how it shines.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Summer 2013 batch. Fairly reserved pale ale with a sweet nose and very mild rye notes in the flavor. Not overly hoppy. Pleasant in texture and body. Significantly improved over previous batches.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a copper/orange colored hazy body with a one finger white head that died to a film. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Filmy lacing graced the sides of the glass. The smell had roasted malts up front, with some rye and barley coming in a bit after, nice lingering hops in the background as well. The taste had the same smells in the flavorings, but very full and powering. The palate had a medium body with nothing harsh on the tongue, but a slight bland aftertaste and finish. Overall, I think this may have been expired, but I still liked it for the most part, and would have it again, preferably fresher or on tap.

Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Dusty rye aroma, peanut shells and honey maybe. Hazy orange color. Off sweet, a touch each of spice and nuts. Body is kind of watery. Not enough rye to be distinctive, not enough anything else to be a good APA

JDBaker11058 (2254) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Appearance: deep coppery amber, with two fingers of frothy light beige head and persistent lacing. Aroma: malty and slightly sweet aroma, with some honey, marmalade, and floral hop notes. Taste: sweetish, with graham cracker and slightly warming notes of toasted rye bread, with floral, slightly piney hops bring some balance. Finish: slightly dry, with a bit of lingering spice from the rye. Notes: I love rye beers, and this one made excellent use. From previous ratings on this beer, I’m guessing they’ve improved their recipe or I got lucky. Bottled in June 2012, Batch 2, Bottle 1284.

Frothmeister (810) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
1pt 12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber, with a beige head. Aroma has faint citrus hops, caramel, corn, with an unpleasant paint thinner/chemical scent, that is pretty off-putting. The taste is slightly better with some dusty malt notes up front, alcohol (4.2% huh?) caramel, floral notes, (and to a lesser extent than the nose, chemical) followed by a pine/metallic hop blast that follows through to the finish. Some nice grain notes, but that’s it. The hops are less than elegant, and the chemical thing is just distracting. It’s hard not to think something went wrong with this batch.

Sweetone (32) - USA - OCT 7, 2012
22oz bottle- pours very cloudy orange brown w/ medium tan head. Smells extremely earthy, lots of rye, light citrus. Tastes of rye spice, hop bitterness, garden soil. Oddly refreshing for a beer . Medium body. Finish is more earth, dirt, light bitterness.

obguthr (6454) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Wood, cherry, tea, and lillies on the nose, subtle. Cloudy dark copper, thick yellow head. Wood and cherry flavor. Finishes with grapefruit peel and soil. Solid bitterness, complex. Not terribly quaffable, but very tasty.

Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a hazy copper color with a very large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, floral notes and spicy rye. The taste is stone fruits, rye, caramel malts and a bit of toastiness. Medium bodied, well balanced, smooth. Very nice beer.

puboflyons (3446) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2012
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle labeled June 2012, Batch Three, No. 1296. The pour is a slightly cloudy medium amber with golden-yellow hues around the edges of the glass. The aroma is barley malts, subdued rye, grains and some apple. The body is about medium. The taste comes in two parts. At first it is malty and slightly sweet with a the slightest citrus zing but then suddenly it becomes very bitter with hops that linger for a long finish.

jimhilt (2611) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours a one finger cream head that fades slowly, leaving a good lace. Murky amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Spicy, hoppy nose and flavor is tart, spicy, hoppy with a dry finish. $8.99 for a 22oz bottle from Caleb’s Country Store Barrington, NH. Bottled May 2012 batch One.

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