Golden Mean - Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.
Pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head. A mild funkiness to it. Some tart fruits, pineapple, lemon zest, and apple. Sweet malt and a touch of sugar, too. Quite nice. There’s lots of sweet fruit and a little bit of tartness, too. A bit of candi sugar and definitely some caramel malt sweetness, too. Very nice. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
01-09-2012 07:18:51 | More by womencantsail
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
A - Pours golden orange into my snifter with just about one finger of white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal splotchy lacing.
S - Very malty, lots of fruit, apple and white grape, citrus, clove and very mild banana and a touch of alcohol.
T - Malts, candied sugar, clove and banana, apple and orange, spicy and peppery, and a little booze on the finish.
M - Dry and a little too crisp for my liking.
O - Very enjoyable beer, especially after the carbonation settles a little. Excellent presentation and quality.
11-09-2011 00:17:01 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
The wife and I stopped by for a beer on our way to float the river in Gruene, glad we stopped.
Appearance: First pour was clear in the house snifer with a deep yellow almost orange color. Head was short lived. Second pour was almost entirely yeast, the server had a thing for spinning the bottle while he removed the cork, I'm now farty.
Smell: Pears, fruit, nice ester profile.
Taste: A nice warming alcohol was supported by flavors of fruit and some spices.
Mouthfeel: Not quite as dry as a Duvel, but still very refreshing.
Overall: We walked out with 4 bottles that 3 will be gifts to family and friends. I suggest grabbing one next time you're in San Marcos.
08-22-2011 21:42:49 | More by KDub02
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured into a Darkside sniffer
Appearence: Golden orange with about a fingers worth of white head, that fades into a lacing that clings to the side of the glass. Not as light as you would expect from a Belgian Strong Golden Ale.
Aroma: Fruity esters, yeasty, citrus, a hint of alcohol notes as the beer warms up.
Taste: Peach, citrus, fruity, and a little tart. I would love to see how the taste develops over time due to the bugs in here. There is a little bit of alcohol warming on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Highly effervescent and very drinkable. It has a higher alcohol content (9%) but its still easy to drink. It is very dry, but this adds to its drinkability.
Overall: This is a very pleasing and referencing beer. I’m glad I went ahead and picked one up. Silas was right it is drinking very well right now.
06-21-2011 17:17:30 | More by jamescain
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Picked this one up during a recent trip to San Marcos.
The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with virtually no head. The aroma is very boozy with some yeast and citrus fruit notes. The flavor is alcohol, oranges, candi-sugar, spices and yeast. The beer is juicy and also very boozy. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.
08-02-2010 02:22:48 | More by Mora2000
Golden Mean from Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.