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Glo Golden Ale - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Brewed with 100% organic malts. Glo pours a sparkling pint that drinks crisp and refreshing. Just a hint of Noble hops rounds out this light; easy drinking ale. 18 IBU's, 4.5% alc/vol"

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 06-10-2008)
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

xnicknj, May 02, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fairly thin and mild this golden ale is pretty much the entry level for people who don't like beer. Flavor has a bit of an adjunct edge which coarsens as the beer warms. Soft mouthfeel with little in terms of bitterness or aroma from the hops. A good beer for a spicy dish or one where stronger flavors would be too obtrusive.

psychoholicagogo, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of PapaJ
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap; pre-lunch pint at the Block 15 Restaurant and Brewery, Corvallis, Oregon, noontime, 26 June 2009.

Denoted 'Glo, Golden Ale' on the restaurant signage.

a: clear, golden color [ true to the name] / modest head
s: light malt - lighter hop aroma
t: mildly hopped / dry finish
m: crisp / refreshing light body
d: very drinkable / low IBU - low ABV / but, I wished for more flavor

A mild crisp ale, well suited to the excellent 'Southwest Burger - . . . juicy burger patty with fried jalapeños, grilled onions, cheddar jack cheese and spicy tomato ranch sauce'.

I look forward to the posted
'Coming Soon: Summer Knights Kolsch ale'

PapaJ, Jun 27, 2009
Photo of GreenWBush
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gentle. Training wheels. Prohibition-y. Clean husks. Balance.

Grain storage.

Not a snappy refresher, stripped-down, accessible.

Looks like the name. Glass goes down. Not many people drinking this here. I wish they'd throw this one and give us a true pilsner, but that's rough, too-consuming, and would be lost on those who like this beer.

GreenWBush, Feb 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this as a finish to an evening with a good friend who now lives in Corvallis. A fine beer when you want a modest refreshing beer with a listed abv of 4.5%. A very nice looking rich gold color with some minor laqcings. A mild malty aroma. Taste is sweet malts with just enough hops to lift this above any macro lager. The listed IBU is 18 which makes this a very sessionable beer as well. I was surprised how much real flavor could be enjoyed in such a light bodied beer.

Spikester, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of RedDiamond
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over lunch with my dad I began my Block 15 odyssey with a light golden ale suited to a midday pint. Golden Glo (sometimes referred to as "Glo Golden Ale) is brewed with all organic grains as a simple crossover beer. Our server even mentioned that it was "kind of like Budweiser." (Note to server: please, no more Bud references.)

Of course, Bud's a lager and this is an ale. But I think what he meant is that this is a light golden beer of modest stature that won't frighten the uninitiated. Fair enough. It is brewed to simple balances with unobtrusive bittering to luminous gold with a modest haze. It showed a slight rim of head and delivered discrete citric overtones.

For the casual, low-intensity beer it aspires to be, Golden Glo works quite well. The prerequisite clean taste is its key to success.

RedDiamond, Jun 10, 2008
Glo Golden Ale from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.