Gold Digger Blonde Ale - Ale Asylum
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3.3/5 rDev +0.3%
Enjoyed on tap at Ale Asylum in Madison, WI. Poured a light gold with a tightly packed white head that left great lacing. Aroma is lemony and citrus-like. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation and a sweet malt finish. Very good drinkability.
11-27-2009 16:31:48 | More by blackearth
4.43/5 rDev +34.7%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a golden yellow very light hazy body. There is a sea of tiny bubbles that swirl through the body. There is a thin creamy white head that is a thin film but last and last.
S- The rich smell of light fresh grain with a finish of fresh rain and green leaves. There is a slight pepper note in the finish that comes through when it warms.
T- This beer has a crisp dry Munich malt flavor with a hint of biscuit and soft dried corn note that gives it a nice depth. There is a finish of a slightly salty snap to the softer green hop with a hint of lemon zest. The taste of pale malt and alcohol hangs on the tongue after the finish.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight fizz in the finish. No alcohol heat at all.
D- The taste of fresh malt with some nice depth but it still has a light toast to the malt. This is a marvelous example of how good this style can be. This beer goes down smooth and still has enough interest to make this a perfect session beer for the hot summer months when you want something that is not another IPA.
05-28-2007 03:10:45 | More by rhoadsrage
3.85/5 rDev +17%
Pours a lightly dusty straw with a scattered linen head that impresses more in stick than size.
Grain-dominated nose, with some faint yelps of citrus (lemon and orange rinds, specifically), yeast-driven white peppercorns, and mild dried herb hopping.
Enters with a floured dinner roll breadiness, and generally stays there. There are illusory traces of nuts and lemon zest. . There are minor yeasty flourishes in the middle, with some sandstone and peppercorns. Hopping is adequate, and unflashy with dried grass on the close, an no real uptick in bitterness. This is appropriately dry-leaning, and even throughout. It's not complex, and shouldn't be. It never gets mushy or discordant, and that essentially equals success here.
The mouth balances a small amount of yeast-driven girth with a steady, tiny-bubbled CO2, to make this an effortless and thoughtless quaff.
Solid blonde ale. Hardly remarkable, but that's not the point. It's inoffensive all around, whether one is accustomed to drinking macros or craft brews.
02-12-2008 08:32:13 | More by cokes
3.4/5 rDev +3.3%
On tap at the brewery tasting room. Mild hop bitterness, ad rop of yeast. A transition beer. Soapy head on yellow. Decent enough drinkability for the summer. Just another londe, Avoidable for their more bolder tasting beers. Middling mouthfeel.Crisp carbonation.
09-07-2011 15:07:12 | More by Sammy
3.95/5 rDev +20.1%
Ale Asylum's bottle-conditioned, hazy, golden "blonde" ale rests beneath a very nicely creamy, short but dense head of froth that holds remarkably well and leaves thin, craggy walls of lace about the glass.
The nose is distinctly grainy, nutty, and a touch earthy with yeast. There's also a mild fruitiness in the background, but it's pretty well restrained.
The very-fine bubbled natural carbonation leaves its medium body creamy smooth across the palate.
The flavor makes no bones about what it is - it's a flavorful, blonde ale with an honest malt character, a very firm but not quite solid bitterness, a healthy dose of yeastiness, and a hint of leafy/grassy hops. Refreshingly natural! There's just enough character to keep it interesting for the beer lover, but just as easily approachable (making it a great entry level beer) for the students at UW in Madison). Nicely done!
03-23-2007 16:39:08 | More by NeroFiddled
3.53/5 rDev +7.3%
12oz single, steve's-university I think
appearance: western cliche lable...pours into a pint glass. body is hazy but watery golden/yellow. foamy white head with frothy lace
smell: aroma is minimal...very faint hops, crisp light malt, a touch grainy
taste: sure never expect much from a blonde ale and this doesnt deliver anything spectacular. Its crisp and refreshing which would make it a decent choice on a summers day. flavor is mostly a very light crisp malt structure, a little corn, distant hops, a touch of spice, splash of lemon
mouthfeel: crisp and refreshing, light body
12-14-2006 02:15:26 | More by dirtylou
2.78/5 rDev -15.5%
Originally reviewed on January 30, 2007. 12 Oz Bottle. Light lemon grain husk aroma. Mildly sweet and a touch wheaty. Some salty japanese cuisine notes. Pours a middle gold, clearish, with a rocky soap of white. Flavor is a bit sticky with some lighting metallic ringing, before moving into a sweeter, subtler apples and pears malt sugar run. Again, faint grains and mild sweetness. A tinge of hop dust brightens up the smack. Not terrible, not a winner.
02-07-2007 17:27:50 | More by CharlesDarwin
2.7/5 rDev -17.9%
On tap at the Ale Asylum Brew Pub.
This one poured a light yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas or grains with some malty sweetness. Tastes of the same graininess with some sweetness. There was nothing offensive about this one, but it was my least favorite I had there.
Notes from and tasted on 7/23/07
11-13-2008 01:44:38 | More by hopdog
3.28/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a very cloudy, very pale yellow. A medium head disappears quite quickly.
Aroma consists of a sweet orange wheat smell, floral & airy.
Flavor has a harsh grainy taste, which I actually liked (compared to how that sounds). Seems to be sweetened by honey, and has a grassy and airy aftertaste.
Mouthful wasnt as light as I would have guessed. Well carbonated.
Drinkability is above average. However, it has a more interesting clash of flavors than an easy drinking beer would have. Add a medium thickness to it, and suddenly you have a not quite-so-refreshing beer on your hands. The flavor alone would have to carry this beer, and unfortunately for me, its just not my cup of tea.
01-03-2007 16:41:44 | More by terrabyte
3.55/5 rDev +7.9%
On-tap at Ale Asylum. This pours a hazy yellow color with a slight white head. The aroma is mild with a nice citrus/lemon aroma. The taste is smooth and light with a bit of a bitter after taste. Not quite as good as I was expecting, maybe that's why you don't see this in retail outlets.
06-09-2014 03:13:06 | More by Lemke10
3.1/5 rDev -5.8%
This brew poured into a pint glass was a bright golden color that was mostly transparent with some cloudiness. There was a strong smell of banana and spice with hints of honey and clover. The taste was a bit tart with mild hints of the banana flavor. Not necessarily my taste, but it was crisp with a nice carbonation. Ok beer, but nothing special.
03-20-2008 00:16:11 | More by WJVII
Gold Digger Blonde Ale from Ale Asylum
77 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.