Hoptober Golden Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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3.25/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours with persistent head, sticky lace, good golden hue.
Simple and straightforward aromas of spice and peach, perhaps a gourd like hint. The flavors miss big time. Overly sweet and sticky, lacking the acidity or texture to really overcome the fruit cocktail medley of flavors.
I was at first expecting a more 'Oktoberfest' style brew, but even this being dubbed a golden ale, I found the style departed from the usual drinkable and balanced New Belgium recipe. Perhaps the 2011 batch had a little extra something that added more sweetness and less acidity. Though it does seem to be a commercially appealing style. But it reminds me waaay to much of Blue Moon....
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2011 21:34:12 | More by cbarrett4
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Hoptober Golden Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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