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Golden Ale - Perrin Brewery

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Golden Ale
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Reviews: 4
Hads: 43
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 36.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Perrin Brewery
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale | 4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 10-16-2013

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I picked up a can of Perrin's Gold for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I've had this beer before and I thought it was decent, but I thought I would give it another try now that it's in cans, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz van into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it's got a classic look to it. It poured a fairly clear pale yellow that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with a finger and a half worth of creamy and bubbly off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with a big sweet and bready malt aroma being the first to show up with some grainy and pale malt like aroma with lots of doughy yeast showing up. I didn't get any hop aromas. This beer has a nice aroma that's pretty true to style.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with those same sweet and bready malts being the first to show up with all those pale malt aspects and grainy aspects showing up in the background. Up next comes a little bit of creamy flavor that leads into the yeast which imparts that same doughy aspect. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with the sweetness taking it's place and it had sweet, doughy, and bready aftertaste. This is a decent tasting beer, but I wish it was a little less sweet.

M- Smooth, crisp, fairly clean, on the thicker side of being light bodied with a higher amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and it was pretty close to be an average example of the style, it had most of the aspects that I look for in the style, but when it came to the sweetness it was a little too high for the style and for me. This beer doesn't have have best drinkability, it's too sweet to session, one is enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and mouthfeel, they were pretty nice and true to style. What I like the least about this beer was the sweetness and drinkability, they need some work. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but I don't think I would turn down one and I can't say I highly recommend it, but if you don't mind this style a little on the sweet side then I think it's worth a try. All in all this beer was just how I remember it, it's not bad, but I don't feel like it's a great example of the style. It's pretty close to average for the style and it's my least favorite beer from this brewery so far. Better luck next time guys, this one could use a little work.

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Perrin Golden Ale

Perrin is still a relatively new and unproven brewery. I've only had two of their beers, with one being great and the other being quite average. I grabbed two more tonight so that I can truly see how I feel about them. This is intended to be more of a palate washer given the style but I have had some past palate washers turn out to be exceptional for what they were. Here's hoping this goes the same way.

Look - From the twelve ounce aluminum can hard poured into a pint glass. This brew is a stop and go pour as expected seeing as it is coming from a can. Pours a see through slightly dehydrated yellow with a big thick frothy head that stands two and a half fingers when all is said and done. It sticks around for an eternity as well. I'm seeing minimal amounts of carbonation. The lacing and stick is moderate.

Smell - There is a lot of wheat on the nose,almost corn flake like in nature but it is quickly countered by an interesting fruity aspect that reminds me a lot of the fruit pebbles cereal that they used to sell in supermarkets. Can't quite put a finger on which specific fruits,but it is there. No cheap adjuncts to be noted in this aspect.

Taste - Got it. Lemon. And lots of it. The flavor profile starts with a moderate dosage of lemon, followed by a moderate dosage of lemon in the middle along side a moderate dosage of lemon in the end of things. This is not a complex flavor profile, but it is pleasant and very easy to drink which was obviously the goal here.

Feel - The body isn't very big, about the higher side of low with a low amount of arbonation but there is a very nice, slick, fruity juice like feeling as it sits in the mouth. Flavors remain all the same and it swallows easy as can be. Almost a bit tart as well if I dare say that.

Overall - This reminded me of a Sam Adams Summer Ale, only the lemon remained pleasant and didn't become dish soap like in nature. This is definitely a beer you can give to your BMC loving friends and a good take on an under represented style. This may become a staple in my fridge as a palate washer or just an all purpose beer for anybody that comes over. Not earth shattering, but it wasn't meant to be. Also nice as a bridge to get somebody to start trying different styles. As always, try it for yourself and come to your own conclusion .

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12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Damn good robustness and balance of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a damn nice American blonde ale style. All around great balance and robustness of pale malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Golden Ale from Perrin Brewery
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