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Cross Of Gold - Revolution Brewing Company

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Cross Of Gold
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BA SCORE
85
very good

252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Crisp golden ale with a delicate hop finish

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010)
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Think session beer. Nice for hot summer days when you want something a little lighter.

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3.11/5  rDev -17.1%

Bottle as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours bright clear golden with a big fluffy white head. Strong aroma of lemon peel and orange rinds, some grass, not much else. Flavor is orange rinds and stale hops, some sweetness like honey, a bit of biscuit malt here. Light bodied and medium plus carbonation. Dirty unpleasant finish. Overall I’m not very impressed with this one.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light, crisp, and pleasingly touched with a slight stone-fruit flavor, this golden ale—while perhaps not one of Revolution's most interesting or distinctive—is one I find myself drinking a lot, both because it's usually found in five-dollar bombers and because it's so solid and flexibly paired. The nose is airy, with grassy, flaxen notes—which match the bright, soft golden hue—along with a refreshing suggestion of Belgian yeasts.

It boasts just the right restraint in its amount of effervescence, as well as with a solid malt selection that's never cloying, too sweet, or otherwise overpowering. There's a lot of balance in each twenty-two-ounce bottle. All in all, it's an incredibly drinkable beer: smooth, clean, and extremely sessionable, with an aforementioned crispness that bespeaks its “English-Style” qualities, but with a seasonal flexibility that belies its designation as a “Summer Ale”. The only discernible downside is, perhaps, just how smooth, clean, and slightly uncharacteristic Cross of Gold is.

Still, it's hard to fault a beer for being too drinkable, even if it isn't extraordinarily interesting or experimental. Really, though, that's the case with many members of Revolution's standard rotation: tasty, drinkable, and of an even, dependable quality, but decidedly less avant garde than the brewery's name might suggest. This is, again, not a slight: it's just a necessary remark in a region that boasts such heavy-hitting tinkerers and boundary-pushers as Three Floyds, Half Acre, Off Color, Two Brothers, and even (when considering the stuff they still brew in Chicago) Goose Island.

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Cross Of Gold from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.