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Golden Chaos Golden Ale - Bootlegger's Brewery

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very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +25%

paulpratt, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Rollzroyce21, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Roy1586, Mar 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Tom-Peters, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mvdillman, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

cheetsmageets, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12owls, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

rafa1213, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

hickmancase, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

BigLittleHokis, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden with a substantive lasting head. Neutral aroma. Scary bottle as moisture beads outside the cork. Average mouthfeel. Dirty blonde that degenerates into yeast and alcohol, a tad of spice and fruit and more would have been better. not great drinkability.Bottle in trade with West Coast rater.

Sammy, Sep 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

khall, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

AlexM, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

leodarko, Jun 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Lucasperea, Jun 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

drjman, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

AlexChillton, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Mattylegend, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

FutureJack, Mar 05, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

DM1293, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

John11486, Feb 17, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at Taco Asylum. Reviewed from notes.

A- No real head to speak of, ruby red and orangish color.

S- Fruity and light hops. Cherry and lemon notes present.

T- Hoppy and very, very fruity! Lemon and plum maybe? Those flavors take over. Tart and citrusy.

M- Very light bodied and lightly carbonated.

O- Very drinkable and fruity. Lovely lighter beer for such a strong one.

Murrhey, Feb 06, 2012
Golden Chaos Golden Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.