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Golden Chaos Golden Ale - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbONE on 08-20-2008)
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-26-2011 06:06:20 | More by GarrettB714
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ReddMoneyBrown

California

5/5  rDev +31.6%

08-06-2013 03:19:32 | More by ReddMoneyBrown
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nevillejohn

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +31.6%

10-20-2013 02:34:56 | More by nevillejohn
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cea1991

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-10-2013 04:19:56 | More by cea1991
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mikennat

Missouri

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-14-2011 15:28:27 | More by mikennat
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keithmichaelwong


5/5  rDev +31.6%

08-20-2014 22:20:38 | More by keithmichaelwong
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paulpratt

California

4.75/5  rDev +25%

04-05-2013 23:08:57 | More by paulpratt
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rafa1213

California

4.75/5  rDev +25%

11-20-2012 04:43:38 | More by rafa1213
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khall

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-21-2012 07:06:05 | More by khall
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FutureJack

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-05-2012 16:23:06 | More by FutureJack
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12owls

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-31-2013 22:39:00 | More by 12owls
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drjman


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-30-2012 15:22:35 | More by drjman
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

Appearance - This poured a dingy and mysterious orange in color with a good head.

Smell - The rich yeast hits first followed by the complex sugars. The fruits are amazing and I can't even begin to pick them all out. There is definitely a strong apricot aroma along with some good citrus but not orange. I get something else like grapefruit but without the rind-like bitter smell imparted from most hops.

There's some good spicing in here as well. The coriander which somehow in most American efforts at the style turns into a medicine cabinet here is very pure and freshly piqued. I just made some lettuce wraps the other day spicing the turkey with coriander and this very much reminds me of it.

Taste - The spices come on big at the taste but manage to stay smooth and in perfect harmony with the yeast. The fruits stay true to form and now I'm getting some light cherries and maybe some darker things such as plums. The fruit flavor is so intense that I found myself just staring into the glass.

Mouthfeel - This is a big medium-bodied with some light carbonation that didn't quite live up to the "chaos" namesake.

Drinkability - This was one of the best-flavored American efforts at a BSPA that I've had in a long time. It doesn't quite measure up to my all-time American classic favorites - Pranqster & Symposium - but is running close with a few other beauty shops like Spring Fever and Demolition 1800.

05-09-2010 04:56:07 | More by RoyalT
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DM1293

California

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

Taste - Hops play in a citrusy sweet way, but its very smooth. I get notes of apricot among the hops...and the rest just tastes like a really good golden Belgian ale.

Overall - I really like this one. This is a great spring/summer beer, its very refreshing and easy drinking. I think bootleggers has a trend of making beers with high alcoholic content, but keeping them very smooth and easy drinks...

03-05-2012 03:40:13 | More by DM1293
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freshflesh

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-27-2013 10:03:59 | More by freshflesh
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-30-2013 19:29:35 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Lucasperea

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-01-2012 21:03:14 | More by Lucasperea
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BigLittleHokis

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-13-2012 05:46:47 | More by BigLittleHokis
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silvein

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-17-2013 04:38:18 | More by silvein
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Drinkerofales

California

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%

Pours a cloudy dark honey, with a big off-white head.

Right off the bat, it smells like a Belgian, yeast, grassy, wheaty. Hints of spice and fruit in the background.

Tastes light, fruity, a hint of apricot and coriander. Very complex. Has some sweet malt character.

Feels super carbonated, yet smooth. Very light as it evaporates on the tongue, and doesn't even feel like 8.5%.

Overall, I didn't know what to expect until I opened and smelled the almost wheaty Belgian aspect. Great complex flavor makes this a great beer to have, and easy to drink.

DOA

01-08-2012 03:30:56 | More by Drinkerofales
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Vanlingleipa

California

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%

Like Xmas in my mouth. At first sip, Golden Chaos introduces itself with the classic Belgian smoothness/sweetness and seamlessly transitions to a mellow sour tartness - your finishing note. As a lover of sour lambics, it's my favorite characteristic of this beer.

Once poured, Golden Chaos exhibits lovely yellow tones, strong carbonation and long-lasting lacing on the side of the glass. I've been drinking this one quite a bit over the summer.

BTW, this beer should come with a pair of pliers. The cork is oversized and difficult to pry off by hand.

07-21-2011 17:42:02 | More by Vanlingleipa
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mactrail

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

Rich mellow ale with Belgian flavors.

Attractive pour in the chalice, with lacing and long-lasting fine carbonation in the mouth. Fruity flavors reminiscent of an estery Hefeweizen. Yeast and fruitcake. Slightly sweet, quite malty. Floral aroma. Lots of character.

This grows on you. One of the better American versions of the golden Belgian style. Maybe a hint of the hops that dominate Dogfish Head Aprihop would be just right here. Time for a mixer!

03-08-2011 06:51:47 | More by mactrail
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Parke

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-25-2011 23:34:10 | More by Parke
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-20-2012 01:46:05 | More by AlexChillton
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jonbonfon

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-05-2013 20:51:25 | More by jonbonfon
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Golden Chaos Golden Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.