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Prelude Gold - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Prelude Gold
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BA SCORE
83
good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 03-10-2013)
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-23-2013 02:42:46 | More by zekeman17
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-13-2013 22:36:38 | More by bigfnjoe
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-14-2013 21:21:46 | More by bmur112
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this growler up at Evolution public house in Salisbury, MD enjoyed chilled from an IPA glass.

Appearance is darker amber than expected with deep haze and thick cream cap with good retention and small bead, lace clings well. The smell is fragrant yeast with apricot and other stone fruit and light sweet malt with mild spice aroma. The feel is good with moderately boozy feel with moderate sweetness and semi dry texture with a goodly amount of carbonation.

This Belgian pale is nice with a strong pale malt presence and moderate amount of belgian yeast flavors which have a light fruity aspect which brings some apricot and dried pineapple and slight golden raisin notes with some mild pepper qualities in the finish with a warming alcohol note that is fitting for the style. I am glad I picked this growler up since I am a fan of this style and this is a pretty intensely flavored example ...perhaps a bit more alcohol than is necessary in the taste which is why the mouthfeel score suffers slightly but a drinkable slightly stronger example of the style

Serving type: growler

08-21-2013 00:11:14 | More by Slatetank
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9%

06-23-2013 00:12:43 | More by NumberNone
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

05-23-2013 21:21:32 | More by rolltide8425
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

07-08-2013 16:00:47 | More by fdig23
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

08-24-2013 22:48:26 | More by Zimm
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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange color. Not much head but a decent carbonation level. Malty and somewhat bready aroma. Sweet malt flavor. Moderate hop bite. Some burnt sugar and caramel. Whispers boozey. Good mouthfeel overall. Very very drinkable. Nice to try prior to barrel aging. Hope this and the black become usual releases along side their barrel aged counterparts.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 20:09:20 | More by lackenhauser
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-19-2013 05:43:34 | More by Swift989
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2013 19:49:15 | More by IPAchris
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Zoohouse42

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-08-2013 23:17:01 | More by Zoohouse42
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-02-2014 20:34:02 | More by Boone757
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-22-2013 20:09:48 | More by BillRoth
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-27-2014 15:44:02 | More by Gatordaddy
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Slatetank for sharing this with me. It pours a clear burnt copper to mahogany color with ruby and orange highlights when held to the light. A thin film of off-white bubbles rests atop.

The aroma has a belgian candy sweetness about it with a slight fusel alcohol addition. A touch of bready grain almost toasty is there that transitions to caramel and toffee malt.

The flavor is pretty malt centric with character similar to what is presented in the nose. Toasty, bready and biscuit grain gives way to caramel, toffee and a candy sort of sweetness. Tge alcohol is present with a solvent burn and minor herbal hop element. It almost feels a bit dusty and oxidized with a faint cardboard aftertaste.

This is medium to fuller bodied with a modest level of carbonation. It is quite a boozy offering with plenty of malt character. The yeast impact felt pretty neutral other than the bold alcohol. Overall pretty decent. Thanks again Matt for sharing.

Serving type: growler

09-05-2013 18:21:34 | More by stakem
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melliott

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-07-2013 19:57:59 | More by melliott
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-24-2013 15:42:13 | More by THECPJ
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-05-2013 16:28:39 | More by thegerm87
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jp312

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

07-28-2013 16:44:25 | More by jp312
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DrBass

Maryland

1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

08-25-2013 02:22:47 | More by DrBass
Prelude Gold from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.