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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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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:
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(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 01-27-2013)
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Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

nmann08, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -9.1%

ygtbsm94, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

JAHMUR, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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
Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My last from them for now, last I can get up here at least, but yay cans!

Pours a decent fluffy airy bubbly 1.5 finger head that fades at a fair rate, with spotty bit soapy lines of lacing, over hazy goldenrod color.

Nose has some grainy malts, a bit of a rustic toasted malt aroma, a bit of a toasty blond malt, almost wheat but not really wheat, a light crisp American ale yeast that almost pretends to be lager but not quite lager, light floral grassy hops, not bad, nothing wrong at all, but not really quite like I expected a blonde ale, and interesting take though.

Taste starts with a bit hop wallop, hop oils even seem to come through, semi spicy hops, some pine, grassy, and a bit fruity. Then grains, a toasty blond malt is there but not dominant, a little doughy grainy, some of a crisp ale yeast flavor, an almost cracked toasted wheat like. HOps get a bit leafy and grassy, almost astringent bitterness. Finish is long, fair bitter grassy hops with a bit of oil, semi crisp ale, very little malt left, fairly dry.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, bit of crispness.

Overall not bad, a bit more hop forward than I expected, but that seems to be the way of the American blond has been going, in fact most beers, and as much as I love hops, give it a break sometimes. Anyways, it's still a decent beer.

jlindros, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear with modest bar pour head. Leaves some spots on the glass. Straw color liquid.

Mild aroma--soft malt nose.

Full flavored. Starts with a grainy raw malt flavor. Soon there's a true hop wallop of bitter black pepper. Harsh lingering aftertaste. Heavier body than expected, good carbonation. The flavor belies the golden color.

smcolw, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
3.78/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was a gift at the brewery to The CANQuest (TM) back in February when I visited on my way to the Inaugural RI Brew Fest at the Pawtucket Armory. I had to await approval of my picture as I only had the one CAN and I dislike pictures of spent beers.

From the CAN: "You're bellied up to the bar with your buddies at the local watering hole ..."; "Not too malty, not too hoppy, Barstool is designed for a night out with your friends. Our flagship beer is handcrafted with the freshest ingredients, including two-row barley and specialty malts. A blend of English and Czech hops top off this delicious golden ale, which [CAN] be enjoyed for hours on end."; "Your Life. Your Beer."; "Experience Responsibly".

Bonus! The Crack revealed a CAN filled to the rim with beer and so an inverted Glug was in order. This resulted in two fingers of dense, bubbly, French Vanilla-colored head with good retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with just the slightest of haze to mar its clarity. I am not a fan of filtration to begin with, so it did not bother me. I just like for my reviews to be as comprehensive as possible. Nose gave off an interesting tropical fruitiness, kind of like pineapple and caramel. By this time, the head had begun to fall, leaving behind some lovely sticky lacing. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was initially more towards Czech (Saaz) hops, but then the malt kicked in and I got a toasted coconut flavor on the tongue, Finish was semi-dry and the Czech hops really lingered well past the swallow. I am a huge fan of Saaz in Pilsners (lagers) so this was something new for me in an ale. I liked that they are being experimental and I would certainly drink this again on my next visit to Rhode Island. Many thanks for the CAN!

woodychandler, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

ejimhof, May 14, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
3.78/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can bought as part of a 6-pack from Yankee SPirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head holds on well, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is sweet and citrus.

Taste is is pale sweet to start, muted citrus in the middle, and closes lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. Well put together brew.

ppoitras, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

rab53, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Kelp, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

PEIhop, May 28, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

ShanePB, Jul 26, 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 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
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jaxon53, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.04/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy light golden yellow in color. Forms a large bubbly head that quickly falls to a bubbly surface coating. Some patchy lacing. Aroma is little more than carbonation and graininess. Taste isn't much more exciting: light yeast quality along with a tingy metallic twang. Maybe a bit of grassy hops. Rather dull and unexciting. Light bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Very mild bitterness.
A fairly unexciting beer. Couldn't see justifying the purchase of this one again.

Florida9, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of cbutova
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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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

hoppymcgee, Dec 25, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

mklisz, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Burt, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

trevorpost, Jun 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -39.4%

Rekrule, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

morebeergood, Jul 13, 2014
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Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.