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Old Gold - Bullfrog Brewery

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Old Gold
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BA SCORE
89
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tviz33 on 05-15-2014)
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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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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.

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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

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Old Gold from Bullfrog Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.