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Golden Mean - Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation

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very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 08-02-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

08-28-2014 17:55:45 | More by tjmodica
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-19-2012 01:15:50 | More by BeerHunter76
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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
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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
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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
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-29-2012 14:06:57 | More by WeisGuy
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-13-2012 01:12:30 | More by ms11781
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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
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-17-2013 15:45:34 | More by drummermattie02
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-09-2013 20:34:03 | More by bentwookie
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-18-2011 05:42:02 | More by duff247
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5/5  rDev +22%

11-16-2011 21:59:16 | More by nickhiller
Golden Mean from Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.