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Regatta Golden - Cambridge Brewing Company

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Regatta Golden
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45 Ratings

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-03-2014 17:27:17 | More by JoelClark
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-27-2014 13:32:51 | More by andthevolcano
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-31-2013 21:10:48 | More by ajcormier
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North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +3%

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.

10-13-2013 01:43:14 | More by GarthDanielson
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-23-2013 16:04:37 | More by GraduatedCashew
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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

07-16-2013 15:49:24 | More by harrymel
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

07-10-2013 23:33:51 | More by DonFrap
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-26-2013 12:49:42 | More by petermethot
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-05-2013 15:37:44 | More by jaasen64
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4.13/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

05-04-2013 17:52:32 | More by smcolw
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-31-2013 23:03:33 | More by DelicateDelirium
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-18-2013 14:24:49 | More by aorloski
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-01-2012 02:47:15 | More by PEIhop
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New York

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%

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

06-14-2012 17:19:06 | More by lovindahops
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-29-2012 17:38:20 | More by Streetcore
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-14-2012 21:42:16 | More by Rekrule
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-08-2011 17:53:27 | More by FrankLloydMike
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-28-2011 22:38:44 | More by brandoman63
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-14-2011 16:44:15 | More by bpfrush
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3.43/5  rDev -6%

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.

10-06-2011 21:47:55 | More by womencantsail
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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

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

08-23-2011 21:37:27 | More by Mebuzzard
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3.98/5  rDev +9%

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.

07-23-2011 20:53:15 | More by jlindros
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1.53/5  rDev -58.1%

My goodness... this was a terrible beer. Its pale, Bud Lite-watery appearance is well matched to its pale, ricey, Bud Lite-watery taste. Its mild detergent smell reminds me of the summer beers from Sam Adams, and also of the days long ago when I would rise very early on a Sunday morning, say goodbye to my wife and tote several bags of laundry to the laundromat where, for two hours, I would sit and inhale the dust from old boxes of Tide and Cheer. It was bad then and it's bad now, especially in beer. Ick.

06-20-2011 01:16:26 | More by gfreed
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New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%

On tap at CBC 6/3 to kick off my ACBF weekend. This one was served in a tall pils glass.

Regatta Golden pours a brilliant, completely translucent gold. There's about two fingers of clean white foam capping the beer, and it sticks around for a quick minute before disappearing without a trace. There's some bready malts in the nose, as well as a touch of honey sweetness. They're joined in the aroma by a familiar herbal smell that's highly suggestive of noble hops. The flavor generally follows along with the aroma. The honey presence isn't quite as noticeable, and there's a crackling, yet restrained bite of bitterness mid palate. The body was nice and spry, very light without crossing over into watery. The carbonation though seemed to fizz out before reaching the back end of each sip. Regatta Golden is a very solid sessionable beer, and it made for a great first round after walking to CBC in the heat.

06-10-2011 14:16:39 | More by axeman9182
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4.38/5  rDev +20%

Had on 3/11/11.

This beer pours a mild golden blond color with a thin head into my glass

The aroma is light and crisp with just a touch of both hops and malt.

Grainy, bready malt greets the tongue followed by just a kiss of hops. Buttery.

Mouthfeel contains lingering buttered bread and hops on the palate.

This is a decent, sessionable golden ale that works if you don't want anything too extreme. Upon learning that it's a kolsch, I was delighted as this is a style that doesn't get much recognition.

03-14-2011 01:03:36 | More by Brad007
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Regatta Golden from Cambridge Brewing Company
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