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Golden Chaos Golden Ale - Bootlegger's Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | 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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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

beerpadawan, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

zestar, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

kmk1503, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Tom-Peters, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Wowcoolman, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

pkalix, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

TouchOfEvil, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Steve_Gonz, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

GraduatedCashew, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

2beerdogs, May 06, 2014
Photo of charlzm
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, Ca on March 14th, 2011.

Hazy, medium-golden beer. Head is virtually non-existent: a tiny ring of lacing is all this one had.

Soft, powdery yeast aroma mingles with honeysuckle note.

Flavor follows nose: slightly sweet with honey, powdery yeast and floral notes. Low bitterness, though it can be tasted at the finish.

Medium bodied but unfortunately, not dry.

Run-of-the-mill overall but properly executed.

charlzm, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of emmasdad
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this 750 up at Holiday Wine Cellar on a recent trip to San Diego. After a slight struggle with the cork, I poured some into my Duvel tulip. Bright golden color, with an inch of fluffy white foam. Aromas of juicy pear and tart apple. On the palate, this one seemed kind of thin, like some of the body was missing. Lightly sweet, a little spice; easily drinkable, but almost instantly forgettable.

emmasdad, Sep 13, 2010
Photo of FosterJM
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1571st Review on BA
Bottle to Pokal
750ml C/C

New Label Design
My prize for winning a bet with a co-worker.

App- Was a whole lot darker than I thought it would be. It was more of a brown with a bit of gold to it. Fairly dense in the glass with some good cling. Just a unique color for the style.

Smell- This was a pretty nice strong ale. Fairly boozy with a bit of citrus, cream, candy, grass and hay. A little strong but got the point across.

Taste- It was good but something just didnt sit right. It had a lot competeing in the glass and was flavorul. You got more orange fruits with orange, apricot and peach flavors melded with a bit of that aroma from the hay and grass. A little bitter and hoppy to balance it all out.

Mouth- A fairly medium body with a low-medium carbonation. A lot of peach, apricot and bitter on the finish. Fairly smooth and creamy as well.

Drink- It was a nice beer to sit with. I might have not needed to open this one last night but was good none the less.

FosterJM, Oct 17, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is of grain, malt, spice, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild medicinal bitterness after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I like the way it smells over the way it tastes.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 19, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

anthony-martinez, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden yellow in color with a fat finger of head and left a good amount of bubbly lacing sticking to the glass. The nose had quite a bit of spice with the belgian yeast aromas slight pepper notes and grainy character. The taste was pretty much the same consisting of the sweet belgian yeast flavor pepper and pear ester accents and lots of spice like the nose presented. The brew was light to medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a yeasty, spice, peppery, and grainy finish. It actually drank really good cause it was pretty thin but enjoyed it more on tap than in bottle.

Gobzilla, Oct 31, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler I picked up from the brewery/tasting room yesterday to a Duvel chalice.
Fairly mirky amber/caramel color with a 2cm bubbly white head. Low retention and no lacing.

Belgian candy sugar, banana and caramel malt on the nose.

Light flavor. Not alot of depth. Slight sweetness up front similar to the banana flavors in a Hef. Also orange peel and maybe bitter mango. Transitions quickly to a slight sour finish. Flavor is pleasant and fairly balanced.

Light bodied and crisp mouth feel with good carbonation.

Overall it's good but nothing special. Could be a beer for someone trying to transition into liking sours. The right time to drink this beer is now in this hot CA summer.

MrVonzipper, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours a murky burnt orange with a firm long-lasting white head, puffy clingy lace.

S: Pear esters, yeasty, white pepper.

T: Lots of pear, yellow apple and peppery spice with some earthy hops. Somewhat bitter on the back end. Nice flavour, but not a huge complexity.

M: Medium-bodied, frothy, light carbonation character.

D: A solid BSPA. Taste is really in between the 3.5 and 4, this is a nice little beer, one of the cheaper 750s around for sure.

Halcyondays, May 16, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

AleHunter805, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Braz, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ralphw56, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

joebin, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Honeybourne, Jun 27, 2014
Golden Chaos Golden Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.