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Gossamer Golden Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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339 Ratings
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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | 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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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-06-2013 23:21:28 | More by Gww1864
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-06-2013 17:03:13 | More by DerekMorgan
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-30-2013 23:55:37 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-30-2013 01:49:28 | More by BARFLYB
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-14-2013 19:09:46 | More by Gonzoillini
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-06-2013 02:20:49 | More by TheBigBoy
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krh

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-29-2013 01:59:34 | More by krh
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-24-2013 18:36:12 | More by Sparky44
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tbergsli

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-22-2013 01:12:24 | More by tbergsli
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RadfordBrewing

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-18-2013 12:53:02 | More by RadfordBrewing
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2013 22:13:22 | More by whatname
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mishtif

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-15-2013 12:31:26 | More by mishtif
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-07-2013 23:40:41 | More by NorthSideSean
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-25-2013 20:14:35 | More by Farnswurth
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

16oz can poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Golden-yellow with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Slightly chill hazed with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, papaya and caramel.

Taste
Pineapple, papaya, candied orange wedges and lemon. Caramel cover grains covers the grain bill. Finishes with pine, tangerine and orange zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
This is like a lighter version of Daisy Cutter. Good doses of tropical fruits. Easily one of the best American Blonde Ales that I've ever had.

02-24-2013 22:26:15 | More by justintcoons
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-24-2013 22:13:03 | More by maxcoinage
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

Half Acre Gossamer Golden Ale
16 oz. can, no apparent freshness dating

Gossamer Golden Ale pours a slightly hazy deep golden body beneath a bright white head that holds fairly well and leaves some smears and splashes of lace about the glass.

The aroma expresses a basic golden malt base infused with lightly floral & grassy hops.

In the mouth it offers a light-medium body and median carbonation.

The flavor is fuller than the nose suggests, starting with a bit of golden malt that's bolstered by a touch of caramel, which is then immediately washed over by grassy, resinous, piney, and lightly citrusy hops. It's fairly bitter given the malt component that balances it, and in that sense I'd term it "solidly bitter" regardless of how many IBU's are actually there. It finishes dry at first, grassy and a bit raspy, and then softer with a lingering bitterness.

As you work through the pint and it warms, some variations occur. It's at first very piney with a citrus-rind edge, then grassy mid-way, and finally some bready malt emerges by the time it's lost its chill.

Overall, it really doesn't balance well. Just throwing hops at a beer does not make it interesting or complex, just hoppy. One trick pony.

02-24-2013 12:44:30 | More by NeroFiddled
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-17-2013 05:12:07 | More by hoppymcgee
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-13-2013 15:02:10 | More by Eriktheipaman
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MCain04

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-12-2013 18:21:09 | More by MCain04
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birdsellam

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-11-2013 18:02:24 | More by birdsellam
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -2.4%

Gossamer blonde ale is a good beer but weak in flavor and substance.
Hazy golden orange color with a small soapy head. The aroma is weak but one can smell malts and hops. Taste is watery thin and washed out.
That being said I would definitly drink more of these if I had some more to drink and as I do not I will not make an attempt to fitch more.
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02-10-2013 12:41:00 | More by micromaniac129
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-07-2013 01:24:02 | More by mdillon86
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-06-2013 21:42:35 | More by jegross2
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.4%

02-03-2013 21:36:55 | More by BrewmanCapote
Gossamer Golden Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.