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Golden Wing - Finch's Beer Co.

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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Finch's Blonde Ale is an easy drinking and approachable American craft beer. It has a moderately sweet malty aroma and is deep gold in color. We like to think of this particular one as more of a 'Dirty Blonde.' When you first pour it, a soft lacey foam clings to the glass as malty aromas fill your nose and linger to the final sip. Upon finish, this blonde turns heads with a smooth finish and a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoy this medium-bodied craft beer anytime of year.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-21-2011)
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woodchipper

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

10-25-2013 20:01:22 | More by woodchipper
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judkinst

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-23-2013 03:42:57 | More by judkinst
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden color with a small pure white foamy head. The head fades superfast leaving only a very light level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is quite light overall. While light, there are notes of a bit of a bready malt as well as some wheat. Rounding out the smell is just a little bit of a grass and some pine hop.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and bready flavor with just the lightest hint of sweetness. The biscuit and bready remain throughout the taste, but the sweet flavors are almost lost completely in the middle of the taste. The loss of the sweetness is accompanied by the arrival of some cracker malt flavors as well as a rather decent showing of some hop. The hop initially is of a lemon citrus taste, but is joined by some pine and earth. With just a hint of sweetness coming back to the tongue at the end, all in all, one is left with a still rather dry and lightly malted taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The medium body and carbonation are both very appropriate for the style and make for an easy drinker.

Overall – This is a rather easy brew to sit back and drink. While nothing exceptional, it is on the slightly drier and actually more hoppy side for a blond making for a rather enjoyable brew to sip on a warmer day.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2013 00:18:04 | More by Darkmagus82
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-01-2013 00:13:55 | More by JuliusCaesar
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-30-2013 20:23:43 | More by AngusOg
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-29-2013 04:56:22 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-19-2013 01:43:40 | More by Bdel34
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-05-2013 23:30:33 | More by ADTaber
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-05-2013 14:19:17 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-03-2013 23:18:46 | More by Mattyb79
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-24-2013 01:02:37 | More by MSandahl23
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-23-2013 00:56:39 | More by tedho21
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-22-2013 18:16:34 | More by BlissJunkie
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archmagi1

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-21-2013 23:45:49 | More by archmagi1
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JenZeppelin007

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-20-2013 03:38:20 | More by JenZeppelin007
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades to a thin cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Quite malty, with a very light sweetness. Some almost unnoticeable hops come through, providing a slight hint of earthiness

T: Again, pretty much all malt until the VERY end. Starts off with a light sweetness and goes into some vegetal notes (almost like creamed corn, although this is not nearly as bad as creamed corn sounds in a beer). Hoppiness lends a light bitterness in the finish

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A fairly average blonde, lacking any decent hop presence. The maltiness is nice, but it's a little unbalanced. Decent, but at nearly $10 for a 4-pack I wouldn't consider it again

Serving type: can

07-18-2013 06:10:06 | More by BEERMILER12
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jschott75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-17-2013 01:00:37 | More by jschott75
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-14-2013 00:58:20 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clean pale yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, floral and a light lemon citrus presence. In the taste, a lighter lemon citrus and a dry floral presence. A lighter bitterness with a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, and a semi dry lemon citrus in the aftertaste. Decent, clean, and refreshing.

Serving type: can

07-13-2013 15:00:35 | More by OWSLEY069
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NSK79

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-10-2013 01:22:46 | More by NSK79
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radiofish

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-09-2013 04:10:07 | More by radiofish
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance 3.25: Attractive color. Kind of a dark golden yellow. Head was decent, around a 1/5".

Smell 3.5:Pleasant bouquet. Nice blend of malt and hops.

Taste 3.25: Front is where the alkaline hops seep in. Middle is clean and cool and neutral. Finish features more malty caramel flavors and more subdued and pleasant hoppiness. Aftertaste is relatively long and slightly burning to the sides of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: 3.25: Carbonation level is standard for this style of beer.

Overall 3.25: Good, solid brew. Nothing special, but who says it has to be? I particularly enjoyed the balance between the hops and the malt. Definitely worth a try if you can find it.

Serving type: can

07-04-2013 21:15:17 | More by BeerDocT
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-25-2013 00:09:02 | More by jaxon53
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Kempski

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-23-2013 09:26:19 | More by Kempski
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +21.2%

06-23-2013 05:34:04 | More by Zach136
Golden Wing from Finch's Beer Co.
76 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.