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Boston Garden Golden - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Garden Golden
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-14-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-17-2014 12:24:31 | More by costanzo_mike
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-24-2014 21:46:46 | More by wc94wc
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-20-2014 22:01:11 | More by Syraquse
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

03-16-2014 01:53:41 | More by Fettpopps
Photo of tigg924


1.91/5  rDev -42.8%

Had on tap at Hingham location

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, low carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: toasted malt and honey, grain

Taste: rice, grain, skunk, and hay

Mouthfeel: sweet and skunky bitter, light in body, low carbonation

Overall: I can appreciate a good macro lager, and if you are in love with mass produced adjunct in the style of Molson and Labatt, then this is your beer. It reminded me of them with a bit extra skunking. Worst beer I have had in a while and one that I will avoid in the future.

08-05-2013 14:15:51 | More by tigg924
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

08-03-2013 21:24:29 | More by Userme59
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-21-2013 20:39:17 | More by heather625
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-14-2013 19:18:06 | More by MAbeerNE1
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-24-2012 02:27:39 | More by Stockfan42
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

03-21-2012 17:16:29 | More by Aexoonge
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

11-17-2011 20:49:42 | More by jlordi12
Photo of odietrying


3.53/5  rDev +5.7%

Served in 4oz sample glass.

A: Pale golden color, crystal clear. Little head, not lacing.

S: Mild floral aroma, nothing else very noticeable.

T: Nice sweet malt upfront, not bitter at low (probably a very low IBU)

M: Crisp, smooth, maybe a little under-carbonated (only slightly)

D: I would prefer a higher IBU, but I could do a session.

10-17-2008 03:34:32 | More by odietrying
Photo of dananabanana


4.1/5  rDev +22.8%

A: Light, golden yellow. Highly filtered. Slight foam on top clings to the rim of the glass, but slides down the sides.

S: Sweet but watery. Faint honey undertone.

T: VERY sweet at first, all honey. Watery I guess, but not in a bad way. More of a refreshing watery than anything. Well-balanced.

M: Well-carbonated. Honey aftertaste.

D: Very quaffable, sweet. Good session beer. Also good for spicy foods. This would be a great beer to give someone who has only had the big macros, and you are trying to get to move to craft beers.

10-16-2008 17:51:03 | More by dananabanana
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Sample at Beer Works Fenway: Pours a shiny golden color with medium thin white head and little lacing. Grassy hops aroma. Light-bodied and easy on the palate with mild hops and sweet malt flavors. The finish is effervescent and mildly sweet. This beer won’t win any awards but it’s pretty good as an introduction to the brewpub’s lineup.

10-11-2007 19:30:03 | More by Dogbrick
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4.13/5  rDev +23.7%

I don't think this is an APA. It sure doesnt taste like one. It is gold as described. The smell and taste are of mild malt w/o much hops to speak of. It has that nice biscuitty thing working and also seems to finish clean and crisp. Another BBW offering that seems a lot better than I remember it being the last time I tried it. Real smooth and easy to drink--seems like it would be good for a wide variety of food pairings. A nice session golden. I wish they served it at the Boston Garden as the name suggests.

11-20-2005 14:39:51 | More by rousee
Photo of RBorsato


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Tasted On-Tap 09/30/05 at the Boston Beer Works - Fenway in Boston, MA.

Light golden color with a low white head... Decent grainy malt aroma and flavor with no hop character noticeable to me. Light bodied but a much nicer Golden Ale than the Bambino Ale.

Per BBW website: Boston Garden Golden
A classic American amber ale, a well balanced blend of malt and hop flavors with a subtle bitter finish from both the hops and roasted malts. Discover America's brewing renaissance with our flagship beer.
Season: all Color: gold Alc./Vol: 4.5%

10-05-2005 22:01:39 | More by RBorsato
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2.53/5  rDev -24.3%

Sorry, this one wasn't all that. Not horrible, but not overly tasty either. Pour was...golden in color. It came with a pronounced grainy aroma. Taste was slightly sweet, but mostly all grain. Unfortunately "Grain" dominated the aroma, mouthfeel and taste, and seemed a bit out out place.

07-03-2004 17:27:58 | More by PatandDavid
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3.88/5  rDev +16.2%

As the name says - it pours a clear gold, small head that quickly dissipates to a white cap.
Lightly floral hopped aroma with a touch of biscuity malt.
Taste is malty, breadlike with a slight touch of lemon.
Very clean tasting, very drinkable. My girlfriend who doesn't like beer, liked this. Light feel to it.

I remember going to the Boston Garden and there was nothing close to this good ever offered there. This would however be a great beer to drink while watching a game. You don't have to think about it.

12-04-2003 17:21:56 | More by mschofield
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3.1/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours a clear yellow body with small white head.

The nose is simple. Bready, a touch of malt, yeast. Just simple and clean.

The taste follows along the same lines. Very light and easy drinking. A mellow malty taste with bready, doughy, yeast malt flavor. A smooth even bitterness sits nicely from start to finish. Ending with a nice dry touch.

Basically just a simple session beer, or something you’d suggest to a date who doesn’t like heavier beers. Not my favorite, but still a great beer from BBW.

11-25-2003 06:57:59 | More by taez555
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3.9/5  rDev +16.8%

Presentation: On tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: The colour is damn brilliant, yeah it is golden with a tight bubbly white lace.

Smell: Doughy malty aroma shows a nice marriage of yeast and fermented malt. Other than that it is a very clean aroma.

Taste: Moderate body with a rich ample crispness from a stiff carbonation. Semi-sweet toasted maltiness, grain flavours run hard towards the end. Hopping is moderate with more bitterness than flavour, bitterness is sufficing and just balances and the flavour runs with a very faded citric tone. Pale malt grainy finish and clean at that.

Notes: Very drinkable and very approachable, good drinking with out any complexities getting in the way.

02-09-2003 19:55:15 | More by Jason
Boston Garden Golden from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
79 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.