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Celtic Gold Ale - Dunedin Brewery

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Celtic Gold AleCeltic Gold Ale

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dunedin Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 10-27-2002)
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Reviews by olimpia84:
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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Dunedin Brewery. Served on a Pint glass.

A: golden semi-opaque body with superficial thin layer head; some lacing present.

S: a bit mute and hard to tell but was able to gather hops presence along with clean sweet tones.

T: very balanced taste with presence of herbal tones, hops and slight hints of sweet malts and wheat. Ends with a slight bitter tone.

M: light to medium body, with medium carbonation. Clean feel, very drinkable.

O: a pretty solid brew; very drinkable and balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2011 14:50:55 | More by olimpia84
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4.33/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A – Great, traditional, like Gaffel, just a bit more golden.

S – Exquisite Euro pale lager, floral and piney hop presence.

T – Refreshing, clean, subtly balanced, and a real refined use of a deliciously dynamic hop profile.

M – Thin, refreshing, light, plentiful, smooth carbonation.

D – Maxxxed out. I need growler after growler

This is a great beer by Dunedin. Probably their best.

Serving type: growler

12-30-2009 09:35:57 | More by ktrillionaire
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3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft sample at brewpub.

Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grainy citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met with a soft drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2008 15:53:35 | More by tmoneyba
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2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: poured into a snifter. pours a straw yellow with slight amounts of sediment. pours a nice white head that recedes after a while. good amount of lacing.

S: sweet aroma of grain. in some unusual way it reminds me of breakfast.

T: some honey tones from the sweet malts. decent bitters from the hops, but nothing that reaches out and grabs you, which is hit and miss with the Kolsch style. slight metallic tones in this as well, which is turning me off.

M: leaves the mouth a little dry, and the palate a little bitter. has somewhat of a chalky aftertaste.

D: its a good session beer if you are into Kolsch beers. I am not a huge fan of the style, but I do respect it. There are other Kolsch beers that I prefer, but it isn't a bad beer either.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2008 22:33:16 | More by paulthebeerguru
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3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Found this at Big C's in Winter Park, and brought it back to snowy Indiana to share. I actually liked this one, although it didn't go over too well at the last beer club.
Pours a slightly hazy yellow/orange. Not much of a head. Nose is sweet grains. Taste is a pleasant mix of hoppy bitterness, grains, and hints if sugar cane. Mouthfeel is nice and full, drinkability is good. Good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2007 23:29:32 | More by shivtim
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4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice enough looking dark straw color with a relatively lively head. The head settles down into a thin skim in fairly short order.
The smell is mild of flowery hops with a mild malt background. Nothing that will knock your socks off, but clean and tasty in the nose. The taste is suprisingly full and authentic to the style. The flowery aroma hops, sticky sweet malt and mildly bracing bittering hops come together to form a fine, drinkable beer. At $2.50 for a pint bottle, this is a good value for money. Mouthfeel is perhaps a little heavier than I expected, but carbonation is spot on. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2006 21:45:00 | More by DaveFL1976
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Celtic Gold Ale pours a light golden color with a minimal white head from a brown sixteen ounce bottle. The aroma is grainy. The taste starts out with some citric like notes followed by wheat. Decent if unspectacular, not bad for a hot Florida afternoon. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2006 00:09:21 | More by Drew966
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3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Dunedin brewery is pretty obsessed with a Scottish theme. I gather the entire town is and the brewery plays it to the hilt (kilt?). A rather bizarre back label blurb proclaims the Celtic Gold to be a "smooth kolsh style ale" and something about some Scottish warriors. Normally I wouldn't be too picky about spelling but the missing C in "kolsh" turns out to be the first hint that this beer may be a less than stellar representation of the style.

16oz. bottle into a nonic. A fairly hard pour barely manages to raise 1/2" of very baking soda like fizz with a few large bubbles that come and go rather quickly. Surprisingly, the fizz hangs on in a very thin layer throughout the glass. The beer itself is a hazy deep gold. Not much to look at and very much unlike a kolsch.

First impression of the aroma is sweet. Specifically the sweetness of malt and honey, with some lavender and distinctly floral hops. Really, a very nice full and pleasant aroma. Almost, but not quite, completely unlike a kolsch.

Flavor follows the aroma faithfully with an initial burst of sweet malt and honey along with a clear biscuity malt. hop flavor is more herbal and resiny. Finish is dry with some lingering bitterness. Other than the fairly dry finish, I had a hard time picking out any kolsch-like characteristics.

Body is medium-light with strong carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin but it's not too distracting. This is really a very nice beer, just not a kolsch. Maybe they used a kolsch yeast, but I think they would still be better off labeling this a bitter or pale ale. I tried not to knock the ratings too much for it, but it deserves a tweak off for misleading the consumer. I do recommend it, just don't get yourself all set up for a kolsch.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2006 22:43:44 | More by skizziks
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3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle obtained from bross42 in bif across america

appearance: pours a pale, lightly hazed, copper into a great dane imperial pint glass. a rather small beige head forms, with very little in the way of lacing

smell: sweet and grassy...delicate floral hop presence, lightly toasted malt, grain, light citrus, light biscuit...good aromas

taste: not so much kolsch, more of an apa-amber hybrid, sweet and fruity, grassy, herbal, apple, light grapefruit, floral hops, toasted malt, slightly bready. definitely an enjoyable session from dunedin

mouthfeel: medium-light body, light bitterness

drinkability: very

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 01:15:46 | More by dirtylou
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint bottle received from LuckySevens82 and BIF33 - Team Spring.

Pours a chill hazed orange colored ale with a good white head. Color is definitely darker than normal.

Smell is a little sweet with a clear and somewhat strong scent of American Northwest "C' type hops. Lots of pine and grapefruit scents. Frankly this smells like an American Pale Ale. The smell is clean and a bit floral.

Taste is smooth and mild with a very health hop hit from the C hops that gives this a dry and woody after taste. And that is about it. Not a Kölsch in my book but it is a basic and crowd friendly APA.

Mouthfeel is good.

Certainly an easy to drink beer and probably is just the thing to revive you after the sun at Disney Land does a good job of roasting you. If you like APA you will like this, but if you are looking for a Kölsch this is the wrong beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2006 03:34:31 | More by Zorro
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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was tasted in an imperial pint glass from a 16oz bottle.

This beer pours a burnt orange color with a decent white head that holds for a bit put ends up dissipating with not much lace. The smell is mostly citrusy hops with some pale biscuity malts. The taste is pretty much the same as the smell but flavors come out more. It is very interesting how this beer combines this much flavor with such a light mouthfeel. This makes this a good overall beer to sip on for casual drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2006 18:36:37 | More by MSchae1017
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3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin and light bodied beer. Color is very pale copper, head is only moderate, and couldn't be roused very high even with a vigorous pour. These aren't knocks against the beer, as I appreciate thin bodied beers, and I'd really only be dissapointed if there was no head at all.

Hops are the scene stealer though. Very evident in the finish, with sharp slightly grinding bitterness following the initial spicy herb flavors. Some flavors from the malt are there, but they are delicate and very overpowered by the hop bitterness. I kinda like light thin bodied beers that showcase a strong hop flavor.

Aroma is weak, but it's there. A simple and hoppy beer. Dunedin should put this in a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 21:11:44 | More by futaboots
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3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice hoppy aroma that hints at some underlying sweetness. Pale gold in color with huge, creamy, fluffed up white head. This is not LIGHTLY hopped the way they describe it. There are a lot of hops here for the style. That or they used a very pungent variety of hop to lightly hop it. Still it is an easy drinking ale and what American doesn't hop their beers more than their European counterparts?

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2006 20:10:17 | More by Jredner
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Celtic Gold Ale from Dunedin Brewery
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