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Barstool American Golden Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Barstool American Golden AleBarstool American Golden Ale

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19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 134
Avg: 3.3
pDev: 38.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 01-27-2013

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 134
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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2.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, straw-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation throughout and a tall, frothy, chunky, bright white head. Aromas of toasted grains, wheat, floral highlights, and a hint of buttery notes. Flavors are a bit on the sharp side on the forward tongue, with a heavy tangy sweet, buttery character overpowered by a pepper spice, boiled greens, grass, and roast blend. The flavors are all over the place. The body is light and crisp, but the flavors are so robust that the beer is a bit out of balance throughout. Tangy, roasted sweet in the aftertaste, with a solid bitter and spiced hops presence. The finish has an aromatic linger that fills the sinuses, slightly grainy and barnyard, with a bitterness underlying. This one is a jumble.

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More User Reviews:
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2.37/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, clear, golden in color

Smell: grass, grain, and light hops

Taste: grass, grain, bark, and a good dose of citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light body, moderate carbonation, sweetish start with a bitter middle and a dry bitter end

Overall: One of the biggest disappointments I have had in a while. I understand this is supposed to be a semi-bitter but balanced blonde ale. To me the flavors do not balance well and even clash in places. I had a hard time finishing this one. Some times the hops are a bit strong for the style and for the base malt of the beer. To me this has the feel and taste like an honest attempt at homebrew but nothing I would pay for again.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of trevorpost
2.16/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells like ketchup, tastes like absolutely nothing. One of the worst craft beers I've had.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Peter1977
2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BodyPolitic
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 6/5/13

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear but lightly hazy - an attractive orange-dark gold color, maybe with some hints of light amber - small, white head, fades to a minimal cap and leaves some nice wisps of lacing

Smell: Lightly floral, lightly malty - just interesting enough that I wouldn't exactly describe the aroma as mellow - floral citrus with some nice orange and grapefruit - lightly grainy, with some caramelized malt sweetness - lightly toasted bread and some crackers - pretty clean smelling

Taste: Lightly malty and lightly hoppy with a nice floral, kind of spicy kick - lightly toasted grains, caramelized malts, freshly baked bread, light crackers - floral citrus, orange and grapefruit, with some spicy grass/herbal notes - medium amount of bitterness - nicely balanced overall - kind of a resiny, lightly sweet aftertaste, not exactly as clean as the smell suggested

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, mostly crisp but some stickiness in the finish

Overall: Aged on retired barstools

I bought this can a few weeks ago and it ended up towards the back of my fridge. In the meantime, I convinced myself that this was Barstool Brown Ale. Like, a wood-aged brown ale. Anyway, this is a good Blonde. Not the best, but worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Michaelcc73
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.