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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: 35 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: OttoBomb on 12-15-2009

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3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can
A - hazy, golden ale capped with a frothy white head that holds good retention and leaves some lacing
S- fruity, mild orangey/grapefruity citrus, mild malt
T - hoppier than expected without being overly bitter, nice orange and grapefruit flavors, mildly spicy hop in there also, biscuity grain provides some malt backbone
M - thin-medium body, higher carbonation makes it feel fuller
O - nice, refreshing golden ale with flavorful hops

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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

Big thanks goes out ScrimshawFan for this 16oz can, into a Odell 90 Shilling imperial pint.

A: Pours a pale golden color, slightly hazy. White head that bubbles up to half an inch and sticks around for a touch and then fades to a small cap leaving a few clumps of lacing.

S: A fair amount of hops for a blonde ale here, citrusy, and a little bit of a grainy malt backbone. An almost honey like sweetness is there as well. Smells nice.

T: Nice grainy malt profile with a touch of bitterness, and a nice hop profile. Nice amount of citrus and hop resins that linger around nicely in the mouth. Nice flavors that all work well together to make a pretty nice refreshing beer.

M: Light with crisp carbonation that doesn't move to overwhelming or over carbonated, finishes dry and nice.

O: A great blonde ale, awesome flavors, great mouthfeel, low abv and just a nice overall refreshing beer. Very glad to try this and would love to get some more for the summer months when they roll around.

Thanks Casey!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Tall-boy can into a pint glass. Bright golden body with fine head. Sweet malt dominates the nose, but decently balanced. Taste is smooth and mellow. This isn't my favorite style, but chicks seem to like it a lot--sweet finish with low alcohol. Nothing crazy exceptional here, but it's a good session blonde ale if you're into that sort of thing. Decent deal in the 4 tall-boy packs too and nice to support local breweries. Not sure if they distribute much outside of the Chicago area, but recommended...will order it on draught sometime and post a tap review too as this is frequently available on tap at bars I go to.

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3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can from Unclejedi. Thanks Jim!

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big but short-lived white head that recedes to a decent collar and leaves spotty lacing.

For a blonde ale, this one is pretty hoppy in the nose with some herbal grassy notes and a little lemon zest. There is some toasted grains and light crisp biscuity malts.

The taste is very crisp with lightly toasted bread, but there is a much more prominent citrus presence with lemons and orange peel. Finish is clean with a dry, hoppy kick.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and really, really drinkable.

Clean, crisp and highly hopped for a blonde, this is one of the better versions of the style I've had.

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4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale, clear straw. Head is bright-white, and full of small bubbles. Carbonation is on the high side. Head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving a thin cap on the edges of the beer. No head after a few minutes.

Smell: Faint, slightly earthy and grassy malts. Hops add a nice touch of citrus. Grapefruit and earth. It's a solid blend of both malts and hops, not something I'm used to with the style.

Taste: Nice snap of grapefruit up front. Malts add a touch of sweetness to the whole thing. Earthiness creeps through the back and gives the beer some much needed depth. A little grassy. Touches of something tropical...mango maybe.

Mouthfeel: Thin, clean, and highly drinkable. A little rough around the edges, but that's a good thing here. Carbonation is a little high overall, but works for the style.

Overall: Easy to drink and with just enough flavor to keep things interesting. This would be a solid beer to have around for drinking outside or on a hot day. Half Acre scores again.

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4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours a yellow with orange/gold tinge to it with a 1.5 inch head that dissipates to a white cap. A stream of bubbles continues to replenish the cap.

S. Malty bread, orange zest, nice floral hop character. A nice balance of malty sweetness and hop character. The floral character dominates as the beer warms.

T. Sweet bready malt with lots of nice citrusy character.

M. Nice body with creamy carbonation that fills the mouth.

D. Very good. Another great beer from Half Acre.

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3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this from kenm2118, cheers Ken!

Pours hay colored with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Floral hops & breadyness

T: Follows the nose, some lemony notes as well up front, hay & grassy flavors as well. Grassyness, lemony notes & hint of grainy bread once warm. Finishes with firm crispness, grainyness & slight malty sweetness

MF: Light bodied with firm carbonation, good balance, but a little more malt depth would've helped the cause

Always thrilled to try beers from these guys, this is nice sessionable blond ale that goes down too easy in this plus 90 degree weather here now

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can purchased from the brewery in Chicago, IL.

Pours a clear golden hue with a sliver of white foam and strands of webbed lacing on the tulip glass. Head retains well, even though it's quite thin.

Smell is apricot, orange jujube, grassy and resinous hops, lemon, yeast esters, faint tangerine note, perfume, and white bread dough. A subtle yet pleasingly intricate nose.

Taste is grainy-doughy malts, orange zest, citrusy and lemony hops, slight saltiness (weird?), and a grassy, astringent bitterness to end. Straightforward flavour profile, but it does the trick. Good thirst-quencher.

Mouthfeel is smooth, light side of medium bodied, citric spiciness precedes a crisp, bitter, and drying finish with some grain husk on the cough. Nice!

Overall, Gossamer is a solid session brew with more flavour and hop character than your average blonde ale. Perfect for summer time patio drinking, and definitely worth a try.

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