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Old Gold - Bullfrog Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 58
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 26.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: tviz33 on 05-15-2014

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 58
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Photo of stakem
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden clear and bubbled with white head. Very musty earthy smell. Tastes unbelievably complex. Flavors from everywhich direction. Very earthy, oaky taste. Finishes sour. Some lingering flavor but fading carbonation. Overall pretty good. Very sour though.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA.

This one pours a slightly hazy pale yellow, with no head or lacing.

Smells super herbal and super earthy, a bit smoky, tons of oak, lemon peel, and some lactic sourness.

This tastes so earthy, like i'm drinking lemony and funky dirt, honestly. There's definitely some smokiness, which is puzzling, and lots of oak. It's pretty much an oak bomb. There's some funky cheesiness too. All of this flavors somehow come together pretty well and make a really nice sour.

This is fairly light bodied, with a moderate to lower level of carbonation.

This was a pretty unique and definitely tasty sour.

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Old Gold from Bullfrog Brewery
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