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Golden Ale - Berkley Beer Company

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Golden Ale
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17 Ratings

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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkley Beer Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012)
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a pronounced malt sweetness containing flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a very mild hops presence comes in. The malt character is also on the thin side but there’s still a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a solid lighter beer to pound down for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

New brewery from MA, can't wait to try their beers. I hope they are good.

Light fizzy head clear golden pale color.

Nose light golden malts, a bit skunky, light grassy fruity hops, herbal too, grainy malts.

Taste light grainy golden malts, hint skunky again, light grassy herbal hops a little fruity with mild bitterness. Finish is drier, bit more herbal grassy hops, light malt hint skunky.

Mouth is lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall meh, not very good, I hope their other beers are better.

jlindros, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good head that quickly dies to rim bubbles, but it does leave some large spots for lace. The brew is hazy gold.

Clean pale malt aroma. No graininess. Very low hop nose. Reminds me of most cream ales.

Light sweetness from the barely kilned barley. Very light hop. The body prevents this from being like a macro although the carbonation is equally elevated. An easy-to-drink very pale ale that would go well in a session. There are no distractions which isn't easy with this style. Creamy and brief aftertaste.

smcolw, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +9.9%

PEIhop, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Todd
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Todd, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

kaelingirl, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Janeinma, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

WhitmansNiece, May 17, 2014
Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Stagga_Lee, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of brokentee
3.75/5  rDev +3%

brokentee, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Mikeynas
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Mikeynas, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of LeRose
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22ounce bottle, not dated.

Deep golden color. Large frothy white head about four inches thick poured into a lager glass. Head persisted several minutes, degraded and left decent lacing.

Aroma was unremarkable. A bit malty, some light floral and herbal notes.

Taste was very mild. Nice malt character, very light hops bitterness, minimal aftertaste. Mouthfeel was light, not heavy. Maybe a very, very slight hint of diactyl. Consistent with style description. Light carbonation despite massive white foam.

While not an amazing brew, this is definitely very easy drinking and an enjoyable beer. Slightly above average. Good price at $5.99 for the 22 ounce bottle. Glad to have an essentially home town product available. Curious to see where they go. Seem to have a decent restaurant network in the works.

LeRose, May 20, 2013
Photo of Bassman2019
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Bassman2019, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Kataco16
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Kataco16, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of natescape
4/5  rDev +9.9%

natescape, Nov 17, 2013
Golden Ale from Berkley Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.