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Mother Lode Golden Ale - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Mother Lode Golden AleMother Lode Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 34
Avg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale | 5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-17-2004

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 34
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.47/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Laurelwood in PDX, part of a taster tray.

No head, pale yellow body.

Minteral-water smell... not quite chlorine.

Crisp light taste, corny, slightly sweet. Not bad, but kinda American adjunct.

Kinda fizzy, not bad.

A Bud Light alternative?

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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4.18/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle Trader Joes.,Salem $3.99 Golden coloured ( of course) beer with a large frothy white head. Spicy/citrusy hops..fresh. Fresh balanced lemony hop flavours. Nice and simple. Good thick mouthfeel for the style goes down smooth Reasonable blonde OK.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Laurelwood Public House, Portland, OR

Poured a clear, straw yellow with a ring of white bubbles for a head. Smell of lightly toasted grains and light fruits. Taste of pale malts, grains, lemon and apple, with a bitter aftertaste. Light-bodied, easily drinkable, and not bad overall, for the style. Good selection for the non-adventurous.

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2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Slight piney hop nose. Flavor is typical golden with hops up front, some sweetness. Dry finish with lingering bitter aftertaste. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from Liquid Solutions Oregon City, Or.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

At the Portland airport.

A - Served a pale light and cloudy orange with a nice foamy cream colored head. Fades fast but leaves some light lacing on the glass.

S - Wheat, sweet and some light lemon.

T - Very similar to the smell. Very light all around.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - Light and crisp, but not much on the taste side.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Do yourself a favor, give in to the Mother Lode- she won't let you down.

When I tasted this beer at the Laurelwood restaurant and pub, I immediately jotted down the following on a scrap of paper:

"Delicious! Quenching... Well balanced with a strong Barley flavor-- you can really taste the grain on this one. Awesome hop round out- a well balanced pint."

I think that note says it all... Wish I had a pint of it right now.

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

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4.14/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a straw color. Slight lacing down the glass. Not much head really.
S: Smell like grains. Also has nice fresh cut grass smell and slight hop scent.
T: Light but very flavorfull. Tastes like barley with hints of honey as an aftertaste.
M: Smooth, light on the carbonation
D: Normally this style of beer really doesn't do it for me but this is an excellent smooth drinking beer. Would try it again for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Mother Lode Golden Ale from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.