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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
okay

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of bjoyce12
1.79/5  rDev -45.8%
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.

bjoyce12, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Rekrule
2/5  rDev -39.4%

Rekrule, May 26, 2013
Photo of mklisz
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

mklisz, May 07, 2013
Photo of Shandycan
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Shandycan, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of tigg924
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
Photo of Ken_P
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Ken_P, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of s35keith
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

s35keith, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of GmAn613
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

GmAn613, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of DomingoOrtiz
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

DomingoOrtiz, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

ShanePB, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Massbmx
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Massbmx, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

nmann08, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Horbar
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Horbar, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Duhast500
2.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 12oz. can into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

The color is a clear yellow/gold with a lot of foamy white head. As soon as the can opened the foam was overflowing.

The smell is grainy with a few touches of bitterness. There is an off aroma that smells a bit clay.

The taste is a bit grassy and leans toward the traditional hop flavor. The the malts hold up the balance and let the earthy flavor squeeze through. There is little more to the flavor but it does hit the right notes.

The feel of this beer is light and has a nice smooth finish. There is a nice crispness that brings on a nice refreshing feel that goes well in hot weather.

Duhast500, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.89/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

GarthDanielson, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Craftonly23121
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Craftonly23121, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
3/5  rDev -9.1%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Michaelcc73
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Michaelcc73, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -9.1%

ygtbsm94, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of MistahBeah
3/5  rDev -9.1%

MistahBeah, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of dsm45
3/5  rDev -9.1%

dsm45, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of geocool
3/5  rDev -9.1%

geocool, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Sspeer1, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -9.1%

ejimhof, May 14, 2013
Photo of Meb3
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Meb3, Oct 11, 2014
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Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.