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Mustang Golden Ale - Mustang Brewing Company

Mustang Golden AleMustang Golden Ale

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.16%


Brewed by:
Mustang Brewing Company visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
All modesty aside, Mustang Golden Ale is one of the easiest-drinking beers you will ever taste. We recently tweaked the recipe to make it even better. Brewed with three types of barley, Cluster and German Hallertau hops. Cold-conditioned and carefully filtered for a clear, smooth, delicious beer. Need we say more?

10 IBU

(Beer added by: Beertracker on 08-28-2009)
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

2.88/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

No freshness date to be found, so no telling how old this is. Pours to a nice white head that falls to a thin layer with some lacing. Hazy gold. Aroma is weak and grainy and smells old. Flavor is typical blonde ale, neutral yeast, pale malts and perfunctory bitterness with a hint of stale bread and cardboard. Mouthfeel is ok. Overall a blah beer that is probably better to have on tap.

Lesson learned: don't buy beer from just any old store. Shop where the BAs shop.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 19:01:13 | More by EagleTalon
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argock

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Received as part of a Beer-of-the -Month Club type of shipment courtesy of my sister.

A: Slightly hazy golden-orange hue with short 1/2-finger of tight bubbled white head with below-average retention but a few spots of lace remain behind.

S: Nice nutty, lightly toasty, caramel malty note, maybe a little strong for the style but enjoyable nonetheless. Light orange-lemon citrus and floral hops aromas play behind the pleasant malt character. No yeast or alcohol character noted.

T: A tasty beer, simple but a solid to above average blonde ale. The caramel malt character in the flavor is maybe a little too prominent for the style, but no harm no foul, and the flavors are well-melded with a nice noble hops spice and floral character meeting the slightly sweet but mostly malty backbone. No yeast esters of any significance were detectable, and overt alcohol presence was only what you need to make a beer.

M: This beer has a really good crisp finish with reasonably high carbonation helping that sensation along. Body is light as it should be.

O: Mustang Golden Ale was an excellent beer - maybe slightly more caramel character than most blondes but paired up with a soft spicy/floral hoppiness, it went down really easily. I would most definitely give this another try. From their website it appears they got nailed by a tornado and are contract brewing this for the time being while they rebuild. I hope they are successful -- this is a solid blonde ale with clean flavors and the easy drinkability you are looking for from this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 03:14:17 | More by argock
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TheSarge

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 pack of this stuff in Jenks, Ok. See it's actually brewed at Stevens Point in Wisconsin, but that's okay.

Poured this one into a pilsner glass, and the brew makes about a one and a half thick white foam presentation, and the body is golden copper in color with plenty of haze.

The aroma is of honey, orange peel, metallic qualities, and very subtle tobacco.

In the taste, I'm getting honey, tobacco, and metallic traits.

Feels light in body, a little strong to be labeled as a session beer, but not too bad over all.

Serving type: can

08-11-2012 01:22:56 | More by TheSarge
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a mug.

It's a dark gold color. Amazingly clear. White head that quickly turn into lace.

It's odor is really light. There is a floral hint.

Mildly malty, but it has a hop bitterness that I really enjoy.

This beer is thin mudied and fizzy.

This beer is ok. It's highly quaffable and it disappeared rather conspicuously from my glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 16:22:47 | More by TippySelenoid
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zeff80

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It did leave some thin trails of lace.

S - A grassy hop aroma with a touch of grains. Nice but not amazing.

T - It tasted of grains, caramel and a floral/grassy hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice blonde ale. It was the first I've had from Mustang and I was pleased with the selection.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 00:33:40 | More by zeff80
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carl

Kansas

2.23/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer was poured out of a 12oz bottle in to a standard pint glass. I had two beers this night and this was the better of the two. That is about the best thing I can say for it, and is pretty faint praise given the competition. It is definitely a best-avoided brew.

Appearance: Ok, so it was a good looking golden color and had a nice 1/2 inch head on it that stuck around.

Smell: Things got worse from here - a little malt aroma and a lot of offensive odor that is tough to describe on a family site.

Taste: Mostly, there wasn't much. There was a hint of maltiness and a little hop bitterness lurking in the background, but nothing enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: If not for the temperature I'm not sure you would know you were drinking.

Overall: Let's just say I couldn't bring myself to finish it. And I'm really not that picky.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 17:19:17 | More by carl
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climax

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank the Mustang wheat which was very good, now the golden. It pours a definitely gold color with a generous frothy head. It fades.... er doesn't fade. But as the beer itself goes down, it leaves nice clumps of lace.

The nose is a sturdy and smooth malt mixture, comprising of strong wheat and cereal grains. A slight noble hop kick and some fruity tartness round it out. Some more toasty caramel tones begin to surface as it sits.

The taste is very smooth and tasty. Sweet honey and wheat flavor makes it simply mouthwatering from start to finish. Some dry hop bitterness surfaces at the end.

There is more body than I was anticipating, an added bonus. I figured it was gonna go down without any real gusto, but it goes down smooth with enough character to keep it interesting. The carbonation adds a sharp accent to a slick feel and a chalky finish.

Drank it right after golfing IN Mustang, OK, soooo it hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 22:48:01 | More by climax
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womencantsail

California

3.3/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a light golden color, as I figured it would be from the name of the beer. A white head forms on top.

S: A slight buttery quality to the nose along with some sweet grain and light bread malt notes.

T: The flavor reminds me of a cream ale, though I suppose a blonde ale classification is just as appropriate. Light in flavor with some mild sweentess and not much in the way of bitterness.

M: The body is fairly light with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: Like most blondes, this one is light and easy to drink, but the flaws are pretty easy to pick out.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 23:11:18 | More by womencantsail
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hu5om

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

got this from a friend of my girl friend. Wasn't expecting much, and didn't really get it either. Overall, not a huge golden ale fan. There is enough taste to make it worth drinking, but really there is nothing that distinguishes this beer. It's better than the big macros, but I would never probably get it again given reasonable alternatives. There is a cripness to it that make it a decent lawnmower beer. The aftertaste is fairly clean, not very persistent. Appearance is a bit cloudy and straw in color. Worth trying once, is there a beer that isn't?

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 14:18:40 | More by hu5om
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy dark yellow color. Poured a white 1 finger head that fell to an even skim. Minimal lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Lots of wheat malt with pale malt in the background. Grass and hay.

T: Sweet, bready malt. Light even bitter. Not a lot else; simple and balanced

M: Light to medium body. Ample carbonation. Very smooth.

D: Easily drinkable. Not real special.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2010 02:55:18 | More by Haybeerman
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webbcreative

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured deep gold color with small white head [thats what she said] - left pretty decent lacing actually.

Smell is a bit fruity, and malty, a little bready.

Taste is similar - malty with a bit of fruitiness. Easy drinking beer, very balanced.

Mouthfeel is med.

Overall this is a really good, easy drinking beer, that will make a great session beer for games and bbq's. This beer actually impressed me more than I thought it would.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 23:08:53 | More by webbcreative
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rednrag

Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This should be a good gateway beer for a lot of people that are currently into the Macro Scene.
Smells a little malty, tastes a little malty. Actually, it tastes allright. Myself, I prefer something a little more hoppy and/or complex in an ale, but I kinda like this. Will try again in the right surroundings. Look forward to the day this is brewed in Oklahoma.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 22:50:40 | More by rednrag
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clean crackery, grainy malt with a touch of light caramel sweetness in both the aroma and taste. Hops barely come through but bring just a touch of spice and herbal character to the table. Finish is rather crisp. Not too much to write home about here. Just another substitute for an American Adjunct Lager. Its a, well, average beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2010 01:38:27 | More by bump8628
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed 1/8/10 in Oklahoma. Too bad it's really brewed in WI

A - Paper white head about 1.5 fingers thick. Slightly cloudy clairity-wise. Dark hay color. Lots of continued carbonation but not much lacing.

S - Tones of wheat and pale malt with a heavy dose of linseed oil. Not hoppy no yeast.

T - Salty with hop tones subdued. Malty caramel / pale malt flavor comes out. Not bad very simple but well balanced.

M - Smooth with medium strong body.

D - For a beer brewed in one place with another company's name on it this is fine. Don't go out of the way.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 22:55:00 | More by jeranbrews
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with 1 finger of fluffy sand colored head.Great lacing & average head retention

S: Bready, grainy & grassy hops that fade rather quickly

T: Light biscuitty malt, grassy, metallic & lemon hops up front. Lemony hops get out in front as this warms, more grainyness. Finishes grassy, grainy & with some dryness; on the verge of a 3.5

MF: Light bodied with fairly moderate carbonation, fair balance & touch of creamyness as this warms

Easy drinker, but not much going on here. Having said that, a style & ABV that tends to showcase flaws & this only has one nagging one up front. Will try again IF they ever start in-state brewing (brewed in Wisconsin)...

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 05:22:45 | More by russpowell
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willmc

Oklahoma

3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Sight: Pours an interesting yellow color into a pint glass, very thin white head, which is gone before you can even blink (yes, that fast). No lacing what so ever.
Aromas: Some sweetness and floral citrus on the nose along with a touch of sour or tart.
Tastes: Light, crisp- a sort of cleanness to it, but pretty straight forward. Not too much character, nothing to reach out and grab you, slap you in the face and say, "damn that's a good beer." Hints of citrus or lemon grass. Over-all not too bad, but not too great. Again, to each his own.
Thanks Andie!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2009 07:23:39 | More by willmc
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utah44

Louisiana

3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the appropriate temperature gave an adequate head which persisted for an adequate interval. Color was slight pale hue. The aroma of the beer is sweetish and metallic. Taste is adequate and typical for an American blonde ale. Mouthfeel is un remarkable. Definitely a drinkable brew for those who prefer a lighter style beer devoid of a any hoppy bitterness much like the average non-descript American beer which most folks prefer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2009 07:19:12 | More by utah44
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden straw in color with a head that fizzes up quickly to about 1 finger and quickly recedes. A few small spots of lace cling to the glass. Smells a little grassy with some sweet malts and subtle hops. A faint note of light fruits floats in the distant. Tastes sweet and a little spicy. Very light bodied. I think a lot of folks around here are going to like this one, and looks like a good starting point for this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2009 22:31:52 | More by stephens101
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Mustang Golden Ale pours up into one of the company's nonic glasses (nice!) with a modest effervescence that creates a low-moderate whitish head that barely sustains above the hazy, orangish-pale golden body. The aroma is a bit bready (yeasty) with an accenuated malty (caramel) sweetness that's supplimented by a moderate amount of fruitiness (esters) with just a hint of tart green apples (acetaldehyde). The flavor starts off very sweet upfront with some caramel that's eventually underscored by a unobtrusive spicy bitterness which coupled with the carbonation leads to a quaffable, albeit chalky (mineral) finish. This medium-full bodied blonde ale drinks more like a light APA (-minus the hop bitterness) with a touch of acidity. Drinkability would be much better if there was either more hop bitterness or less maltiness especially the caramel. Their motto is "Good beer for good people" and the Owner/President, Tim Schoelen is definitely one of them. Here's to "Making the world a better place one beer at a time!"

CHEERS! Beertracker

Taster's Note: This version is currently being contracted by the O'Fallon Brewery in MO. IMHO... it's strinkingly similar to O'Fallon Gold, but I'll revisit this one after brewing operations begin here in the Sooner state.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2009 19:07:55 | More by Beertracker
Mustang Golden Ale from Mustang Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.