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Golden State Of Mind - Ale Industries

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 09-30-2009

Formerly called Orange Kush.
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2.61/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Dreadful taste. Can't even describe it... Laquer or turpentine maybe. Not funny. Not funny at all.

Looks good and the mouthfeel is right but this sucker is my first drain pour ever.

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2.8/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.86/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not what I was hoping for - the addition of chamomile to a witbier is both genius and obvious, but my bottle didn't really impress. Appearance was promising, golden and hazy, with a decent fermentation and good head formation/retention in my chouffe tulip.

Smell is promising, but no signs of the chamomile. Mouthfeel is pleasant and fits in a middle ground, but I have a problem. The taste has a certain, bready off flavor, almost a lagerish kind of note, which I didn't find welcome in the flavor profile. Would probably not purchase again at 4.95 a 22 with other wits to be had. I am completely willing to entertain the idea that I had a bad bottle and the chamomile didn't come through and the bready character was a fault.

BTW, it's called orange shush now because the orange kush was deemed to be a cannabis allusion by the ATF.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Picked this up at the MoreBeer in Concord, which is pretty close to the Ale Industries brewery (but they were closed). I'd been meaning to try this out, and figured grabbing a bottle would be a good start.

22 oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Too dark and clear for a wit, but then again it says "Whit" on the bottle, so ... Golden color with moderate carbonation that dissipated quickly, leaving only a ring around the glass. No lacing.

S - Smell was ... interesting. Intense orange and spice, like a Blue Moon (gag).

M - Light body and low carbonation. Very 'drinkable' but felt more like a light macro brew.

T - The chamomile really hits you when you take a sip. You thought you were getting orange and coriander but man you had no idea. To me it basically tastes like a light American pilsner with chamomile flavoring added. Bitter bite on the front end but lacking on the finish, which is the most disappointing part.

Overall, disappointed. Totally forgettable brew with a gimmick. Will not buy again.

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3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Very light beer with nice pale amber color. Plenty of carbonation, fine bubbles give a decent mouthfeel, and the lacing is good. Sort of a pencil shavings hint. The chamomile is unmistakable both in the nose and in the taste. You keep smelling it when you breathe. Rather bitter. Give it some credit for plenty of flavor in a low-alcohol beer. Aftertaste is herbal, slightly medicinal. Seems well made but I can't get through a glass of it.

01/28/2013 update: This is now called "Golden State of Mind" in the 22 oz bottle. New label, new name, same beer. This one even has "Winter 2013" very prominently on the label.

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3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on 10/16/2010. This witbier pours a very hazy yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, orange, honey, and sweet with traces of chamomile. A medium to light bodied witbier. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange, coriander and chamomile. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. The chamomile flavors come through more as it warms. Some orange at the finish. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Golden State Of Mind from Ale Industries
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