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Golden Wing - Finch's Beer Co.

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

BrandonOakes, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

BeerMeister8, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the can. Sampled on December 22, 2013.

The pour is cloudy yellow with a short-lived white head. The head does not last very long. I think it looks the way it should be.

The aroma has a summer sweetness including crisp clean grains, grass, and orange citrus. Hops are downplayed.

The body is light and refreshing.

The taste tends to bring out the orange citrus more than anything else but there are plenty of grainy toasted malts and a clean crisp hop finale. It really is what is is supposed to be.

puboflyons, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz can, no date.

appears a hazy golden color, with bone-white head. smells of sweet grain, a bit yeasty. clean taste, slightly sweet. no hops detected at all. medium body, coats the mouth. medium carbontion. overall it's okay, easy drinking neutral beer.

jmdrpi, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

BrandonSeal, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of stakem
2.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pounder can poured into a standard pint glass. The brew pours a clear light golden yellow color with a finger of white head that fades back to soapy lacing and a thin film across the top.

The aroma has a bit of perfume-like lemon to coriander character over a slight yeast spicing like black pepper. Minor hints of earth and wheaty grain are also present but they play a very minor supporting role to the lemon inclusion.

The taste has a lemony zesty bitterness almost grassy and solvent and perfune-like. A touch of herbal conponent and faint yeast almost like clove and pepper are noticed with additional sips. However, the oily lemon-like zest and bitterness is the dominating character.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a very light amount of carbonation. It is pretty bitter for a blonde with almost astringent perfume finish. It i ok to say ive tried it but I would avoid ever having this again.

stakem, Nov 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

scootercrabb, Nov 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

tripledbrew, Oct 30, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32%

woodchipper, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

judkinst, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Darkmagus82, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

JuliusCaesar, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

AngusOg, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Bdel34, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

ADTaber, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Mattyb79, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

MSandahl23, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

tedho21, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

BlissJunkie, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

archmagi1, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

JenZeppelin007, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
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

BEERMILER12, Jul 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jschott75, Jul 17, 2013
Golden Wing from Finch's Beer Co.
77 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.