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Gossamer Golden Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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Gossamer Golden AleGossamer Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

328 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OttoBomb on 12-15-2009)
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DrewShal9

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%.

Serving type: can

01-25-2012 05:11:16 | More by DrewShal9
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Jerktookmyname

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-17-2012 21:26:08 | More by Jerktookmyname
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-17-2012 05:04:17 | More by imperialking
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nucmedmario

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-12-2012 23:30:47 | More by nucmedmario
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-09-2012 16:50:11 | More by WestSideAmish
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

01-06-2012 04:20:09 | More by Huhzubendah
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vitters03

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-05-2012 21:24:47 | More by vitters03
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gambleroffoxes

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-02-2012 04:38:53 | More by gambleroffoxes
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-29-2011 22:44:09 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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dasmusik

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: can

12-29-2011 22:41:11 | More by dasmusik
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LornaLee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-29-2011 05:32:11 | More by LornaLee
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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!

Serving type: can

12-29-2011 02:38:24 | More by Chaney
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willseph

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

12-25-2011 04:20:25 | More by willseph
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-23-2011 02:49:34 | More by whartontallboy
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

12-22-2011 05:28:48 | More by WoodBrew
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ccpl14

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-20-2011 17:33:48 | More by ccpl14
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-19-2011 07:28:15 | More by sliverX
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cosmicevan

New York

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

12-18-2011 03:17:53 | More by cosmicevan
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TXLLama

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-17-2011 22:11:20 | More by TXLLama
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 12/9/11

Appearance: Mostly clear, bright golden colored - starts off with a nice, white head and some surprisingly sticky lacing, bubbly

Smell: Mild, but definitely not offensive - some pale, pale malts - bready, doughy - some serious grass - not herbal, just like fresh cut grass, kind of strange - a small hint of citrus, too

Taste: Also mild, but in a good way - lightly toasted white bread - some flowery citrus - a touch of grapefruit, lemon, some herbal spiciness - grassy - slightly bitter, slightly sweet, nicely balanced

Mouthfeel: Very light, nicely carbonated, somewhat crisp

Overall: Good, but not that interesting

This is definitely good, but it's not something I am disappointed that I can't get regularly. It's good for the style, but it could be better. I'm not particularly a fan of the grassy aroma. Maybe because I am allergic to grass?

Serving type: can

12-09-2011 08:17:55 | More by angrybabboon
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-04-2011 00:27:44 | More by ChrisPro
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-01-2011 04:29:19 | More by spycow
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pschul4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-01-2011 04:08:29 | More by pschul4
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-30-2011 02:27:13 | More by brandoman63
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-28-2011 07:19:27 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
Gossamer Golden Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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