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Golden Ale - St. George Brewing Company, The

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BA SCORE
83
good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. George Brewing Company, The visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-17-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A- Deep unrefined gold color, good clarity and the lace has no problem sticking to the glass.

S- Fresh hay-like and biscuity grain with some soft floral hop aroma.

T- Biscuity malt throws down layers of grain, mild fruity with a peach-like flavor. Herbal woody hop settles the malt down and balances, finishes semi-dry with more toasted grain.

M- Ample crispness, moderate body ... a little smooth as well.

D- Easy to put down, I could see pairing this with some spicy beer sausage or even drinking it on its own.

Wow, lots of flavor in this golden ale. Sometimes it is good just to have an ale, nothing that is going to kill my palate ... this one of those beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2005 00:42:49 | More by Jason
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a pint glass 6/3

Pours bright copper, translucent, with a light ring of white foam. Light malty nose, bready, caramel. Taste is of a light pale, some citrus, and a little lite bitter. Subtle sweetness. Pronounced mildness. Good, yet unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 18:17:35 | More by KTCamm
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-11-2014 15:06:13 | More by foghornleghorn22
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Drknight

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-25-2014 01:43:51 | More by Drknight
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-06-2014 22:30:29 | More by Mantooth
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-29-2013 04:55:15 | More by BillRoth
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-28-2013 03:40:44 | More by blbarnett3
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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-10-2013 21:37:23 | More by rderedin
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edificio5

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-13-2013 23:26:08 | More by edificio5
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-14-2013 13:53:41 | More by AndrewMichael
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-21-2013 22:01:36 | More by LambicKing
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mikejseal

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-16-2013 17:45:35 | More by mikejseal
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-03-2013 19:52:24 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-02-2013 12:13:23 | More by Mattyb79
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Brian15

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-25-2013 16:01:57 | More by Brian15
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-14-2012 05:43:42 | More by TimoP
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-11-2012 02:37:02 | More by cliff1066
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-19-2012 21:02:15 | More by SonOfKyuss
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a rather clear amber with a nice, frothy head; decent stickage and lace

Smell: Grainy, with a hint of caramel and pine

Taste: Opens with some caramel and fruity flavors, much like an ESB, though the hops bring decidedly American tones of pith and pine; the faint sweetness persists into the finish, balancing out the bitterness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: With a name like Golden Ale, you can never be too sure what to expect, but I sure wouldn't characterize this as an American Blonde; it is somewhere in the territory between an ESB and an APA and it is darn good stylebender

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 21:07:03 | More by brentk56
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-08-2012 02:28:18 | More by avisong
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mrsimm

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-27-2012 23:31:20 | More by mrsimm
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 02/28/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Half inch off-white creamy head that doesn't last too long; Fairly hazy in appearance and orange/copper in color; Minimal lacing left behind

S - Notes of sweet caramel, toasted breads and biscuits, nuts, and herbal and lemon/citrus hops

T - Brief sweet caramel present before a decent wave of bitterness hits; Along with the bitterness is a good presence of toasted, bready, and biscuity malts with some herbal and citrus hops trying to peek through

M - A bit above moderate carbonation; Medium bodied

O - Overall, this was a solid brew that doesn't overwhelm in any category, but brings a decent flavor profile and is very easy to drink. I'm not sure this would be a frequent beer for me, but I wouldn't mind having it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 11:47:54 | More by TechTriumph
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abrand

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle from a BIF. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a light yellow color with nice carbonation. Thin head. Smells of sweetness, hops, and fruits. Pretty light but attractive smell. Taste is decent. Just not much going on. Some hops and fruits with floral notes. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall this is alright but not really doing it for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 02:20:31 | More by abrand
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LuthersMug

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one at Blue 5 Restaurant in Roanoke, Va. They actually called it "Blue 5 Golden Ale."

A - Nice orange-yellow hue. Little bit of off-white head, but the lacing was especially nice, gracefully falling down the sides of the glass.

S - A little weak, some floral, citrus, and piney hops.

T - Solid flavor, piney hops were good.

M - Good, but not great, felt a bit lacking.

O - Enjoyable, but one was enough.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 03:19:29 | More by LuthersMug
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DaveBlack

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A little dark from what I would call golden, it's a little more amber. There is not much head on this beer, but it has decently long retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing to boot.

S: Grainy, sweet malts and a nice bit of piney hops to balance out the sweetness.

T: Tastes a fair amount like the smell would indicate. A good amount of sweet caramel malts to start, then a heavy hit of the pine hops to bring a grassy, herby balance at the end. It has a pretty dry aftertaste.

M: Pretty light and crisp.

O: Really a good beer. It's not all that special or different, but it is a solid, easy-to-drink beer. Nothing overwhelms the palate or the other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 01:27:26 | More by DaveBlack
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Golden Ale from St. George Brewing Company, The
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