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Oregon Golden Ale - Rogue Ales

Oregon Golden AleOregon Golden Ale

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221 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.44%

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-14-2001)
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Photo of dpend


3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's good to a least see that a brew called a "Golden Ale" is actually gold and not a heavy variation of yellow.It had nice color and good clarity. I found this ale to pour a little aggressively, but developed and maintained a substantial head for at least 4-5 minutes,which made for sporatic lacing.
Aroma had to be coaxed when cold, but as temp increased so did the presence.I look for full balance in an ale, but this one just didn't invite the front of my mouth to the festival.Mouthfeel was smooth with good weight.The brew had a quick increasing bite as it finished(which I like), but almost as if it was digging its nails in on the way down.
Don't get me wrong about this ale, I live in Florida and I should be grateful I can even get beers like this here.The container laws have been lifted but the "Evil Empire" still has a large influence on distribution.
Rogue in general is a welcomed label and I will gladly consume many more of these watching the summer storms roll in.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2002 12:39:28 | More by dpend
Photo of budgood1


3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


pours out a slightly hazy copper colour with a nice thick pillowy head that laces down the glass. rogue hop aroma, some spiciness and sugary sweet maltiness. solid malt backbone...a little light on the hops for a rogue but very drinkable. a soft buttery undertone delivers the deliciousness. slightly "english" in feel. mouthfeel is on the lighter side. a nice summer ale, but a bit lacking in all the things that make rogue so delectable. for a "blonde ale"...not bad. within the style one could easily put down multiple bombers of this stuff. mostly average but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2002 15:01:19 | More by budgood1
Photo of Wildman


3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Okay this beer poured a light amber color with a off white head which left some lace. The aroma held elements of hops and malt in it. The taste also held elements of hops and malt. The finish was lighter and not what I usually expect from this style. Not as good a some of their others, but still a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2002 17:45:09 | More by Wildman
Photo of inebrius


4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had smaller APA's than this Golden Ale. Deepstraw Gold, pushing light amber with a decent lace. Considering the fact that many brewers make a Golden Ale for the swill drinking masses I give a nod to Rogue for a tastier gold. Malty and slightly fruity with a mild citrus hop finish this ale works well as summer brew. Refreshing when cold but tastier as the sun warms the brew and the brew warms you.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2002 17:26:42 | More by inebrius
Photo of Jason


3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with a silk screen painted on label, and oxygen cap is fitted for a longer shelf life. No freshness date to be found.

Appearance: Deep golden in colour with a wispy white lace that keeps well.

Smell: Sweet malt with hints of fruit and a very mild whiff of buttery diacetyl.

Taste: A malty brew to start off with, crisp mouth feel with a touch of chewiness. Hop bitterness does its job to balance quite well with a slight citric note. Though there is a punch of sweetness and biscuity malt that shows off a bit. In the finish is more lingering residual sweetness, some grain and a light herbal hop flavour.

Notes: Tame on the hops for a typical Rogue brew yet still holds its own with a bigger than average malty body. Better than decent and enjoyable to say the least.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2002 22:11:28 | More by Jason
Photo of aracauna


3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had an odd experience with this beer. I popped the cap and the head wouldn't stop coming out of the bottle. I was going to just take this one out of the bottle, but I ended up pouring it anyway to keep from having to clean up a mess from the ever-increasing head. Even after poured, it took a bit for it to stop increasing. Good beer though. Not much special, but I'd very likely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2002 16:24:32 | More by aracauna
Photo of hooligan


2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful golden with slight chill haze, clinging thin white foamy head. Strawlike yeasty character with definate mild herbal hop and sweet malt aroma in the nose. Buttery, with thick malt and a mildly grassy, strong citrusy hop bitterness throughout. Very clean strawlike yeasty taste. Very one-sided, no true blending or complexity. Thick mouthfeel for a golden ale... Not very impressive in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2002 15:25:03 | More by hooligan
Oregon Golden Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.