Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale - Brasseurs Illimités

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Simple Malt Golding Pale AleSimple Malt Golding Pale Ale

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 08-19-2010)
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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.93/5  rDev +11%
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.

Photo of Ralphus
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of flipper2gv
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of rodenbach99
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale from Brasseurs Illimités
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