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Barstool American Golden Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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Barstool American Golden AleBarstool American Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
76
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by bjoyce12:
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1.85/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Want to prove you're a fool? Then order a Foolproof Barstool. Brewed in Pawtucket, RI, I have a feeling this is just Narragansett in a different, more expensive, craft-ish looking can. Bad sign when I asked the waitress what it was and she had no idea.

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2.37/5  rDev -28%
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  rDev -8.8%

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2.97/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Just noticed these cans popping up locally.

A- Poured from the can into a stange type glass for review purposes. Fills the glass with a golden-slightly orange body. A tiny, bubbly head forms on the beer but quickly fizzes away into just a small ring.

S- Light yeast bread and fruit esters in an aroma that is pretty hard to find. A bit of light biscuity, crackery malt sweetness and grassy hops.

T- Light malty sweetness and flavor up front with notes of biscuit, crackers and bread. Hops more prevalent here than the aroma with a spicy Euro feel that brings grassy and herbal hints as well. Just a tiny bit of fruity esters from the yeast to round it all out.

MF- Light body with a medium-dry feel in the finish as well as a hint of hop bitterness. Carbonation is somewhere between foamy and silky at a moderate-high level.

As far as the BJCP guidelines go, there are no glaring errors here. Also, they set out to make a light drinking, Euro-hopped beer that anyone can enjoy. I know that Blonde Ales will never be revered on BA but there is nothing wrong with this one.

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Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.