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Gyre & Gambol Golden Ale | Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
7.34%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Deuane on 10-06-2008

User Reviews
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

STYLE Belgian Strong Pale Ale | ABV 9.3% | AVAILABILITY Year-round

Taffy, Bubble Gum, Herbal, Biscuits

Right away I can see this is not of true Belgian pedigree; the lack of bubbly carbonation affects the head and aroma a bit. The flavors are Belgian-like but mild, although what I do like about this beer is its light bodied nature with a hidden alcohol percentage. I dig the “Jabberwocky” reference, too—fitting for such a deceiving beer I guess. With a proper level of spritzy carbonation we’d be looking at an amazing beer. I’d recommend bottle conditioning in a corked and caged bottle next time.

Look 3.00 | Smell 3.50 | Taste 4.00 | Feel 3.50 | Overall 3.50

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #105 (OCT 2015)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pat_usher
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of akorsak
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at the brewpub during Sunday brunch.

A: The tripel is a hazy golden color. The gold is pale, looking more yellow than orange. A small head adorned the beer and was quick to disappear.

S: The nose is full of bready grain and candi sugars, sweet but not overwhelming.

T: The breadiness of the grains does manage to peek through, which I'm not certain was the intended result. The biscuity bread detracts from the spice profile of pepper, candi and a touch of honey. Hops are crisp and pop up on the back side of a sip.

M: The mouthfeel is better than average but nothing earth shaking. The Belgian spice profile is sweet but not overbearing.

D: The ale tastes big and the serving in a 12 oz goblet was the perfect size.

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Photo of weeare138
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Grey Lodge Pub...
Appears a transparent gold with a small white head that quickly fades into a mild cap. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of bananas, caramel, candi sugar, and notes of ripe fruit.
Taste is of smooth caramel, mild spice, fruit, brown sugar, rum, and light molasses.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth...dangerously smooth with a light booziness found in the finish.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Deuane
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A new Belgian "golden" Ale offering from Elk Creek. This is a nice example of a triple.

A-Brilliant golden yellow with a thin bright white head spotty lace left behind.

S-Malty and sweet with that unmistakable "Belgian" yeast aroma. A mild wafting of spicy hops in the background.

T-Mild honey like malt sweetness with a nice spicy hop pop in the aftertaste. Luscious.

M-Medium body with a smooth, creamy, syrupy feel. Never becomes cloying. A sugary smooth, sweet elixir with a mild lingering hop bitterness. Dry aftertaste.

D-Solid effort with this one. A nice sipper. Good sweetness with a balancing dry finish. Alcohol bite hardly noticed. Hey, the Elk Creek beer menu says it has Jabberwocky inducing tendencies so it must be good!

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Photo of ajm5108
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Certainly gets the golden color perfectly, but there is pretty much no head or lacing after the initial pour. Lots of raw pilsner malt & other wild grain coming off the nose with a mild coriander as well. Does taste very much like a pilsner or golden lager, very biscuity with lots of grain coming in (wheat and a little rye mostly). A little dry hop at the end as well, but it is smooth and easy to drink, finishes clean. Not much going on in the way of versatility, but like a lot of Elk Creek beers it is a solid, concise brew that fits well with the style if not defining it.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gyre & Gambol Golden Ale from Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.