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Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale - Brasseurs Illimités

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Simple Malt Golding Pale AleSimple Malt Golding Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 08-19-2010)
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-08-2013 02:57:04 | More by ThinkAgain
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

04-12-2014 21:24:57 | More by WillAndSarah
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: a coppery amber color with one finger of head and good retention.

S: Malty and cereal grain. I also get a bit of an estery aroma. Little hops coming through.

T: Very malty once again. I get deep crystal malts and some roast character too. Not much hops though IMO. I get a bit of a floral flavor along with some citrus and maybe a woody characteristic but its not all that apparent.

M: A bit over carbonated for my liking but its okay in terms of body.

O: A good beer but too malty and not enough of the showcase hop comes through IMO.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 00:22:49 | More by Haydn-Juby
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -50.4%

11-26-2013 15:18:01 | More by kabritz
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

08-12-2013 01:28:28 | More by groleau
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-30-2013 17:03:41 | More by DaveR514
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-01-2013 20:53:43 | More by Krakpoff
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-01-2013 16:55:02 | More by kelvarnsen
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-29-2012 00:39:38 | More by KalanM
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a half tulip.

A: Pours a nice copper colour, clear with not much action going on inside, nice head and decent retention.

S: Light hop smell, bit sweet/fruit on the nose and some maltiness.

T: Starts off with medium sweet malt flavours, followed by hops and carrying that through to the end with some bitterness. Pretty representative of the style, though with a bit more hops..

M: Very Light carbonation, though hits your tongue quite a bit, nice well balanced body though.

O: Overall a decent pale ale, not too boring but at the same time doesn't stand out greatly. Not the best offering from the Simple Malt line, but if Pale Ale is your thing, this beer is quite drinkable though the bitterness might get a bit harsh after a few.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 00:55:13 | More by 4ster
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

09-20-2012 22:34:38 | More by Molson2000
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

04-08-2012 19:29:17 | More by jrempel
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

Appearance: light brown with red hue; produces a good head; slight haze

Aroma: at first a hint of banana, then light citrus and malty aroma

Taste & Mouthfeel: super smooth and easy drinking, light fruitiness to start, and hops kick in after a few seconds; good balance so you can still taste the fruits (banana again) even after downing most of the beer

Overall: a perfect pale ale - not overly hoppy, so other characteristics can show through

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 01:29:08 | More by BGDrock
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-10-2012 19:17:10 | More by oldp0rt
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ctgui

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-12-2011 01:14:10 | More by ctgui
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Atwater Market. If english pale ale was intended to describe a faintly hopped mostly malty ale, then this beer meets that style. Slightly above average mouthfeel. Decent drinkability, but somewhat disapointing to discovering the hop.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 23:26:42 | More by Sammy
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a tasting glass.

Pours a nice amber/brown with almost no head at all. Nose is malty and crisp - a bit bitter and nice.

Taste is a good balance if hoppy and caramel malts. Very well balanced. The goldings are well matched with this dark amber malt flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy - overall quite well done.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 21:19:11 | More by kingcrowing
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341 ml served in a tulip glass

Apperance - beer pours a deep pale ale that is somewhat hazy. The head is a slight off-white colour with some nice fluffiness. I see some faint levels of carbonation. Lacing is low.

Smell - I can pick up some hops, slight citrus from orange and minimal spices. Very easy smelling beer.

Taste - the taste is almost like burnt caramel with a mad dash of spice. There is a bitter finish as well.

Mouthfeel - decent carbonation levels add a little to the bitterness and also bring the sweetness fwd a little. Not much else occurring.

Drinkability - Its an ok beer, not something I would look for again but not something i mind trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 23:09:55 | More by Swedes21
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed with my supper which was garlic bread and homemade mac & cheese.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: Easily 3 fingers maybe even 4. Sides are covered with lacing and the head is all pockmarked. Body is a orange veering towards amber.

Smell: Dry, some orange maybe with a bit of sugary flavor.

Taste: Brown sugar and hops bitterness. As it warms, it takes on a sharp spice-like flavor that is a bit much. Would have liked more citrus or other fruits in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is average to low with a clean finish. The body kind of falls apart as it warms. Becomes weak and muddled.

Drinkability: More or less. Not particularly inclined to seek it out again though if i do, i'll drink it cold.

Overall: I feel like i'm a little harsh. I started out liking it because it was good when chilled but not as good when warming to room temperature. Though not offensive by any stretch of the imagination, it was not memorable.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 01:47:21 | More by papat444
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer's appearance was of a medium amber color with a light head and carbonation. There are light hops on the aroma, which is inviting but subtle.

The flavor is of nicely done hops - spicy and well balanced against a medium malt body.

Overall, this is a refreshing, well made beer. I would buy it again and be happy to have it frequent my refrigerator.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 20:55:06 | More by CliffBrake
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of a 6 pack with the 3 different pale ales/ipa's from Simple Malt. Pours a hazy golden amber colour with huge white head and nice rings of lacing down the glass. Smells is huge floral and earthiness to it from the hops, with some mild caramel malt. Bitterness is ramped up more than most English Pale Ales, so this may not be true to the style, but it is delicious so I'm not too upset about that. Very smooth carbonation. I almost wish I didn't split this pack with a friend and I had a 2nd one of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 22:34:55 | More by kwjd
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Broue HaHa into a snifter.

A - Hard pour produces a few floating islands of bubbles but nothing more. Essentially no head. Orangey/reddish in colour. Medium carbonation. Hazy.

S - Breadiness combined with some smoke and nice hops that are very mild.

T - Smoke again. Malts are bready. Mild hop in the finish.

M - Carbonation is evident. Smooth. Not alot of bitterness. Lightish body.

D - Medium. Flavours are too mild to keep me interested half way through this one let alone another. It's a good beer but

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 22:24:10 | More by tbeckett
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not a big fan of their Cascade. Hope I like this one better.

A- Very pretty amber/copper. Good retention of this thick beige head. Big curains of lacing

S- Metallic chocolate milk. Thats's pretty much all I'm getting. Black licorice as it warms. Wild berries come out later as well.

T- A little fruity. Something like strawberry with very little sweetness. Ends with a pleasant woodiness. I think I'm picking out Brasseurs Illimités yeast. Some alcohol when aerating.

M- Pretty full but still manages to feel airy and light. Dry finish.

D- Quite good. Clean drinking. Interesting enough tokeep drinking.

Good beer. I'd buy it to give someone to try but I don't think I'd buy it for myself again.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 04:00:53 | More by Yoonisaykul
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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a fairly average pale all things considered and has a significant flaw in my opinion.

It pours a crystal clear dark copper color. The offwhite head leaves some lacing on the way down and settles to a small cap of foam.

The smell is earthy with some pine and light toasted caramel and biscuit malt notes. No fruit.

The taste is an interesting mix of biscuit, caramel and chocolate malt flavours, combined with an earthy bitter hop finish. However, there's no fruitiness in this though and it's noticeably lacking. The beer feels two dimensional.

Check out the BJCP style guidelines for english pale ales (http://beerrecipes.org/beerstyles.php). All have medium fruitiness in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is fine and drinkability is just ok.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 23:29:06 | More by Ralphus
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is copper, and it is clear. Nice head that sticks well to the glass. The aroma is typical Golding hops. Earthy and piney. On the taste it is piney with a very dry finish. Again the Golding hops is showcasing here. Not over extraordinary but an ok beer. Well balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 00:27:09 | More by ZorPrime
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Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale from Brasseurs Illimités
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