Gossamer Golden Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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3/5 rDev -19.6%
16oz can poured into SNevada pint glass. No canning information located on the can.
A: Pours a hazy yellow (BMC) color. Tons of fluffy white head, but this can could have been shaken up pretty well. Tons of carbonation from the bottom of the glass.
S: Smells a little grainy and weak. I do get some citrus and lemon peel notes. Maybe some mild Belgian yeasty notes.
T: I get a little hop presence (or something) on the tip of the tongue. Then a strange soapy hop citrus character. There is some faint biscuit maltiness in there too. It is very light and has a crisp finish that leaves you wanting more. Good summer beer I guess.
M: Light with good carbonation
O: C+ or B- you call it. It's not a terrible beer, but that soapy flavor really was off putting for me. I don't know if it was my and my taste buds, or the can.
02-13-2012 13:57:41 | More by inlimbo77
3.58/5 rDev -4%
Blind Beer #8, 16 oz. can poured into my Lost Abbey stem.
Pours a just slightly hazy straw yellow with a giant whitish head. Looks nice. - 4.0
The smell is definitely different - grainy and a bit yeasty with a suggestion of hops. I am thrown for a loop on this one - it is most certainly no IPA. -3.5
Bready and grainy flavors are layered under a surprising hop presence and lightly sweet finish. An unexpected amount of flavor based on the lighter appearance, milder nose and lighter body. -3.5
The body is light with a good carbonation level. -4.0
Overall, this beer is relatively drinkable - it's like a refined version of a BMC with a hop back to it. The touch of sweetness and hop bitterness help to cover up some of the graininess which isn't my favorite. - 3.5
Reveal: Half Acre Gossamer! I've also seen this in stores many times, but always reached for the Daisy Cutter. Really interesting. 4.2% Golden Ale is not exactly what I was thinking, but I guess it makes sense. Thanks for another beer I've been meaning to try!
01-31-2012 02:04:55 | More by seeswo
4/5 rDev +7.2%
Thank you vande for sending this as an extra!
A: a darker hue of yellow with a fluffy 3 finger white head
S: sweet cereal grains with a tangerine and peppery bite
T: hard to decipher the exact flavors but they're delicious. Peppery bite and a mild sweetness with a hint of citrus
M: smooth light body that has a light fizziness.
O: this isn't your average yellow fizzy beer! This stuff packs a punch of flavors! If you come across this then pick some up as these would be perfect over a hot summery day. Very sessionable at 4.2%.
01-25-2012 05:11:16 | More by DrewShal9
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +7.2%
Can generously gifted by Chaney. Thanks Brandon.
The beer is golden hued with a half inch of white head. The aroma brings some grain, along with some tropical citrus notes. The flavor offers a lot of grain, with some musty citrus. Very bready. Easy to drink, though I would prefer the balance favor the hop profile a bit more than the grain. Light feel and smooth on the palate. Overall, highly drinkable. A great choice for the warmer months.
01-06-2012 04:20:09 | More by Huhzubendah
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
First BA review! From notes, thanks to ElGigante for the extra in a trade.
A ppearance - milky golden hue with plenty of rising carbonation, the nice head dissipates slowly.
S mell - clean, definte presence of hops, fresh and piney
T aste - lots of grains, slightly sweet but not overwhelming
M outhfeel - mild carbonation present, and very even and smooth
O verall - solid beer, decent sessionable type, but blondes are not my favorite
12-29-2011 22:41:11 | More by dasmusik
District of Columbia
4.08/5 rDev +9.4%
Gossamer (definition) - A soft sheer gauzy fabric. Something delicate, light, or flimsy.
Presently, this is the #7 ranked Blonde Ale here on BA.
A: This didn't look like any blonde ale I've ever had: Definitely on the dark side of the gold spectrum, with a slight murkiness, and a massive 3 finger or so cobweb-like head that looked like a mound of snow just sitting there.
S: Fresh clean cotton, with a touch of citrus, and tons of fresh raw bread dough.
T: This had the taste of bread and white pepper, with just the right touch of sweetness. The finish had that divine quality of a beer just taken out of the mashtun.
M: Sure, maybe this had a hint of white pepper which added a touch of bitterness, but this wasn't a rough brew by any stretch of the imagination... Quite the contrary. The carbonation added an extra comfortable cushion to the yeastiness, and the lacing was used car wash stuff.
O: This one totally embodies the idea of the "session beer" to my mind. I could drink this all day, and can't wait to bring a couple of these back home so that a couple of my BA peeps can experience the magic!
12-29-2011 02:38:24 | More by Chaney
4.13/5 rDev +10.7%
Poured from the can into a 20oz Guinness pint glass. My slow pour left little more than a ring of head around the glass with some pretty sticky lacing. It's a very transparent, clear, diluted orange juice colored beer. The scent is a faint lemon aroma with touches of wet wood and funk.
The tastes is really well balanced: nice citrus bitterness up front, a little malty sweetness in the middle, and it finishes with a combination between vanilla and sour. Light bodied and easy to drink, it's not as fizzy as one would expect. Overall, one of my standbys, particularly in the summer.
12-25-2011 04:20:25 | More by willseph
3.5/5 rDev -6.2%
Having a can of Half Acre Gossamer Golden Ale after a Wednesday Hockey game (2G, 5A) in a 9-2 win. The beer pours a golden straw color with thin white head that is leaving a mild lace. The smell is nice with a slight citrus hop. The taste is a combo of floral and citrus tones that leaves the pallet a bit bitter and acidic. I am guessing that Columbus hops were used....but I am no expert. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodies Ales with good carbonation. Overall it isnt a bad beer. Would be great on hot days.
12-22-2011 05:28:48 | More by WoodBrew
4.15/5 rDev +11.3%
thank you crushedvol!
a - cracked the can and filled my E snifter. the 16 oz and head filled the glass to the brim with a heaping portion of foamy frothy head. the head slowly dissipated away leaving chunks on the side of the glass. color was a soft orange...semi transparent.
s - earthy malts with a hint of fruit juices.
t - nice subtle blonde.
m - very nice full mouth. a full rich smoothness with an even carbonation level.
o - overall, this is not a style that i jump for joy over, but hi enjoyed this beer a lot. great example and smooth mouth...this is a beer that i could drink all day long in the summer. another great beer from a great brewery.
12-18-2011 03:17:53 | More by cosmicevan
Gossamer Golden Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.