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Regatta Golden - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Regatta Golden
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BA SCORE
83
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2000)
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Photo of mdfb79
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%

From 09/16/14 notes from CBC in MA.

Pours a somewhat clear golden color with one inch of bright white head and low carbonation evident. Bready malts, grains, dough, wheat, kind of bland. Light body with low to mod carbonation. Easy to drink.

Overall ok but kind of bland. Would pass next time.

mdfb79, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of WoostaBia
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

WoostaBia, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of mrob22278
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%

mrob22278, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of JoelClark
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of andthevolcano
3.75/5  rDev +3%

andthevolcano, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of ajcormier
3.75/5  rDev +3%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewpub and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, pale, straw color with a filmy, clingy, frothy white head. Nose of toasted grains, cream sweetness, with floral and honey highlights. Flavors are smooth and crisp, with a honey and floral hops forward character balanced on a creamy backbone. Peppery spice at the end of the palate, with a crisp, slightly bitter and dry aftertaste. Crisp, clean finish. Very easy drinker.

GarthDanielson, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +3%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of harrymel
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the source

Golden with a near brilliant clarity and solid sheet of bone whites. Smells like a nice kolsch: corn, grain, soft floral character and a nice hint of grass. Taste follows through well with a solid grain bed, some flowers, some nice bitterness to dry it up a bit as the slight sweetness rolls over the tongue. Medium and maybe even a little full for the style with soft carb and a wet finish. A nice beer, wish they'd not call it a golden on their menu, because it doesn't really fit that categorically IMO.

harrymel, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

DonFrap, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev -17.6%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of jaasen64
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jaasen64, May 05, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured in the CBC Beergarden during the 24th Anniversary.

The initial pour produced half-of-the-glass head. The bartender repeatedly added to the liquid. Spotty lace. Straw color and clear.

Mild aroma but with a pleasant blend of malt/hop. Lots of raw grain and straw.

An excellently blended beer. Pale malt is dominant, but there's enough bitterness to give this balance. In the background, I detect citrus flavors. In the swallow, I note fresh blackberries and banana. The aftertaste is short with notes of black pepper. The mouthfeel is superior: It's rich, almost chewy, with a below average level of carbonation--unusual even for a Kölsch.

smcolw, May 04, 2013
Photo of DelicateDelirium
3/5  rDev -17.6%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of aorloski
3.75/5  rDev +3%

aorloski, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

PEIhop, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of lovindahops
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer on draft I am having at CBC

A- a straw yellow body with mild carbonation. Not much lacing

S- very grainy with a sweet corn scent that I like to look for in this style. Not massive but still there

T- good sweet flavor that is very refreshing. Even a swig of bitterness at the end

M- carbonated and solid with flavor

O- a very refreshing kolsch that I am excited about for kicking off this meal

lovindahops, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Streetcore
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Streetcore, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Rekrule
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Rekrule, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of FrankLloydMike
4/5  rDev +9.9%

FrankLloydMike, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +3%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Cambridge Brewing

A: The pour is a clear light golden straw color with a small white head.

S: Not that great of a nose for a "kolsch". Sweet cereal grains with a heavy corn aroma. The hop aromas are mild at best, just a light floral note. Some bread character to it, but not much.

T: Same story for the flavor. Heavy on the grain/corn flavors and sweetness. Minimal hops with very little bitterness (the latter of which actually is a good thing). Bland overall.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Just way too plain and bland. Not very good flavors or aromas that are there.

womencantsail, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, the Kolsch. Hard to make, at least in the eyes of American drinkers. Too light? Too "BMC"-ish? We'll see...

Pale golden pour, nice non-huge head. Bubbly and clean.

Aroma is like brown--but not dry--grass, some malty sweetness. A hint of hop spice. Light, but nothing bad here

Same goes for the taste. It's malty, light. Very light cracker, unsalted, taste seems a bit bland. And the beer as a whole would be bland without some delicate touches of hops. Slight herbal spice, honeysuckle. Carbonation cleans things up and is quenching.

A good hot summer day beer

Mebuzzard, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of jlindros
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light fizzy head with crystal clear golden straw color.

Nose has light pilsner malts, straw, very light grassy hops, hint of a corn like cream malt aroma.

Taste is nice and malty, toasty, straw malts, pilsner like malts, light grassy hops, hint of yeast on the back end, hint of creamy feel, touch of a corn or maize like malt flavor, drinkable, dry and crisp finish, just a touch of bitterness.

Mouth is very light, decent carbonation and a bit creamy.

Overall good, drinkable, a nice summer beer, dry, clean, crisp, refreshing, nice toasty straw malts, hint of a creamy like taste and feel.

jlindros, Jul 23, 2011
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Regatta Golden from Cambridge Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.