Old Gold - Bullfrog Brewery

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Old Gold
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87
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tviz33 on 05-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of stakem
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Draft offering pours a hazy golden copper color with a finger of head that fades leaving a full wall of lace all over the glass.

The aroma is briney with vinegar. Some phenolics poke through with plastic and a pepper quality almost like arugula. It isnt terrible but the wild attributes are not in line with my preferences, it seems more "off" than desirable.

The taste is super sour with a peppery green spice and a soothing vanilla oakiness. Some strange brine character is present before getting acedic as it warms. Like the nose suggested, there are notes of plastic also to be found in the flavor profile.

This is a medium bodied offering with a modest amount of carbonation. It is very bitey with a lot of barrel and brine. An interesting interplay that isnt terrible but also isnt that great either. You win some you lose some, not every wild ale the bullfrog makes is an instant classic. Im glad I got to try it but id avoid this in favor of just about any other wild ale they have made.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This has a lactic thing going on that is pretty thick, and kind of off-putting in a sense. Fruit tones are there; apples and cider like character mostly showing. Feel is sticky and somewhat thick. Decent, but I have had better from Bullfrog. One and done for me; especially considering the exorbitant price it cost me.

Photo of Slatetank
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

I enjoyed this on tap at the brewpub

A golden (apropos) hazed color with light white head with some lace clinging. The smell has a strong acidic and wild yeast aroma. The feel follows suit with dry and acidic to the point of tart with medium carbonation and warming finish.

The taste is very sour with light fruit element and an almost acetobacter vinegar aspect with the 100% barrel fermentation showing as it has a harsh edge. The taste is intense yet overall I would say it is good not as drinkable as other wild ales based on strength and acidity level

Photo of BigMike
2.53/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It looked nice and smelled nice. It even tasted nice for a second. Then it turned into rubbing alcohol and was nearly undrinkable.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a slightly hazed golden color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a good level of retention holding strong for quite some time, before fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a funky and grassy smell with tons of hay mixed within. Some other aromas of a more light fruit nature are there as well consisting of a mix of apricot and tangerine.

Taste – The taste begins with some of the fruit flavors that were present in the nose (tangerine and apricot) and was mixed with a quite grainy, grassy, and funky taste from the start. The funk and grass grow stronger as the taste advances with some sour lemon and hay coming and gaining more and more power as the taste moves to the end. Along with these flavors, a bit of a green apple and a light hint of wheat join the taste right at the end, leaving a quite funky and slightly fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are quite nice for the funky and grassy flavors of the brew and help create a crisper feel which is rather appropriate for the style.

Overall – Funky and grassy with a decent showing of fruit. A rather nice sour brew and one to give at least a try to if you get a chance.

Photo of rolltide8425
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

To me it's like a sour green apple cider. Not Bullfrog's best but not terrible either.

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Old Gold from Bullfrog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.