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Gossamer Golden Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
84
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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | 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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Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.4%

02-03-2013 21:36:55 | More by BrewmanCapote
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-31-2013 02:51:49 | More by rolltide8425
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mdfb79

New York

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 01/20/12 notes. Had at a bar in Chicago watching the Patriots-Ravens game. Poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear, yellow-golden color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, wheat, earthy notes, grass, light citrus, apples, floral notes. Pretty nice with a good amount of fruit to it...I like the nose.

t - Earthy notes, fruity malts, wheat, grains, bready malts, grass, floral hops. Little bit less flavorful and fruit than the nose; a slight step down for me from the nose.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation evident. Pretty easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a decent blonde ale, though with cans of Daisy Cutter also on the menu, no real reason to get more than one of this. Some nice fruit in the nose though the taste is a little blander. Would have it again thought wouldn't specifically seek it out.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 20:38:04 | More by mdfb79
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bralston345

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-21-2013 01:47:30 | More by bralston345
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superspak

Michigan

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

16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slightly foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, wheat, bread, grass, and floral hops. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good strength, balance, and hop complexity. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, wheat, bready grain, light pine, citrus rind, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Light citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, wheat, bready grain, light pine, citrus rind, floral, grass, and herbal on the finish for a short bit. Very nice flavor balance with a good amount of hop flavors; zero cloying flavors present on the finish as expected. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol warming is pretty much invisible, with hardly anything present on the finish as expected. Overall this is a damn nice blonde ale! Very nice hoppy flavor with good malt balance; and extremely easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

01-17-2013 05:15:59 | More by superspak
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-14-2013 00:46:36 | More by CanisMajor
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Efay

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Dense foam with a finger of head, leaving beautiful lacing behind. There seems to be a decent amount of carbonation as you can see it fizzing from the bottom of the glass to the head. Goldenrod translucent color.

S- Smells of citrus and grass linger while you also can receive a light malty smell.

T- There is an initial sweet floral taste that ends with a citrus bitterness. Notes of honey as well that complement the bitterness.

M- High in carbonation and a very smooth beer.

O- This beer is very "sessionable". With it's low ABV and smoothness, I'd enjoy this on a hot summer day. This is also one of Half Acre's year round beers, and even though it isn't very special, it is still a good flagship beer that's respectable to their name.

Serving type: can

01-03-2013 02:56:22 | More by Efay
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SciFritz

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-02-2013 18:07:16 | More by SciFritz
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-01-2013 04:07:55 | More by brbrocc
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-27-2012 21:25:32 | More by ROGUE16
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jcook

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-21-2012 04:15:51 | More by jcook
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-01-2012 04:25:50 | More by Guinnsslvr
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed bright yellow color with half finger white head. Lightly floral and citric hop nose.

Full body for a lighter gold ale. Semisweet grains on the tip of the tongue, lightly buttery on the middle of the tongue. Citric and floral hop finishes balances nicely. Lingering hoppyness In the mouth. Held back and slightly boring but what blonde ale isn't. Nice and clean and tasty though.

Serving type: can

11-27-2012 02:57:08 | More by jtierney89
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frankman71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-26-2012 05:19:37 | More by frankman71
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-11-2012 18:59:09 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Twal

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-31-2012 03:19:07 | More by Twal
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-16-2012 02:00:08 | More by Keyportnick
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this 16 oz. undated can in a Sierra Nevada hops glass. I purchased this 6 pack from the brewery store, so I assume it is pretty fresh! The body was medium gold and clear. There was a white soapy head that left a fine cap but minimal lacing.

The smell was spicy and grainy. Fresh but not especially bold. Solid.

The taste was fresh grain, cereal. A slight sourness (in a good way) was evident. Crackers. There was a nice, gentle bitterness in the aftertaste. Well balanced and easy to drink. I usually don't care much for American Blonde Ales but this one is actually one I would buy again.

The mouthfeel was medium to thin with a smooth, mild carbonation.

Serving type: can

10-15-2012 13:02:20 | More by Cresant
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California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

10-10-2012 02:25:52 | More by t0rin0
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-06-2012 20:04:41 | More by fatboy91
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California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-28-2012 04:21:32 | More by AlexM
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Franticc


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-26-2012 21:45:21 | More by Franticc
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-07-2012 19:33:18 | More by PopnLoads
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.4%

09-06-2012 02:08:39 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-04-2012 05:46:41 | More by JonathanSuarez
Gossamer Golden Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
84 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.