Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale - Brasseurs Illimités
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3.2/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
09-18-2010 23:29:06 | More by Ralphus
3.6/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
09-07-2010 00:27:09 | More by ZorPrime
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
A: Perfectly translucent amber color with off white creamy head. Good retention and very good lacing.
S: Biscuit malts are very strong in this. There is a good level of tart and caramel malts. Good maple syrup like smell, brown sugar and light vanilla. Very light hop aroma: floral mostly with a bit of pine. Smell is good but very light.
T: Well, biscuit malts are still the main characteristics, as well as the tartness and the caramel malts. Some toasted bread taste is there while it wasn't in the smell. Lots of sweetness in this one: maple syrup, brown sugar and vanilla are still very much present. The hop level is still low with some very dry floral tastes and pine. The hops and sweetness blend in and create what a previous reviewer said a very cantaloup like taste.
M: Medium to light body, with a medium to high carbonation level. Does the job just right.
D: Balanced, refreshing and easy to drink brew.
Could be easily be misjudged as an ESB.
09-06-2010 20:56:46 | More by flipper2gv
3.73/5 rDev +6%
341ml bottle poured into a pint glass
Appearance - the beer pours a clear amber red colour with a massive foamy off white head. There appears to be a lot of carbonation rising to the top of the glass. There is a great amount of web like lacing on the glass, and the head sticks around for a while.
Smell - The beer has a hop aroma at first, but not overpowering. Also some orange zest notes and some toasted malts. There is a grassy scent and it smells really fresh and crisp.
Taste & Mouth - The beer has a fair amount of carbonation, but I would still say it's below average. The hops it first followed by a sweet cantaloupe like flavour. The malts kick in and then the hops reappear for the slightly bitter finish. The beer has a nice balance of flavour, but it is a tad watery.
Drink - An above average beer that I would drink again.. However I would prefer if it was a little more full bodied and less on the watery side.
08-30-2010 00:00:28 | More by spinrsx
3.85/5 rDev +9.4%
From a brown 341ml bottle. 2,29$ at Peluso. Dark golden orane beer. Off-white head, good head retention. Fruity on the nose, some swettness are also noticiable with caramel. Round in mouth, some bitterness. Good malt. Classic pale ale, very drinkable.
08-20-2010 00:09:35 | More by rodenbach99
3.6/5 rDev +2.3%
Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a nice foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of astringent hops with dry caramel notes. Taste is also dominated by stringent and dry hops which somehow reassemble's notes of cats pee (and somehow this is enjoyable) with a subtle dry caramel malt. Not as floral as expected but still very enjoyable.
08-19-2010 20:13:48 | More by Phyl21ca
Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale from Brasseurs Illimités
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