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Gossamer Golden Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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Gossamer Golden AleGossamer Golden Ale

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357 Ratings
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: OttoBomb on 12-15-2009

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16oz can poured into a tulip pint.

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

Pineapple, papaya and caramel.

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

Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

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.

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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.

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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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Gossamer Golden Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.