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Barstool American Golden Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 01-27-2013)
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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by nebula1999:
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

nebula1999, Jul 26, 2014
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2.35/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

tigg924, Aug 11, 2013
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hoppymcgee, Dec 25, 2013
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BodyPolitic, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

angrybabboon, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

cbutova, Jun 23, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 1/20/2013 at The Roast House in Pawtucket, RI served in a mug glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very good beer pound down for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 27, 2013
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Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.