Barstool American Golden Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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Barstool American Golden AleBarstool American Golden Ale

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MistahBeah
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of bjoyce12
1.79/5  rDev -45.6%
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.

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of HattedClassic
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of mjstacker
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Madfish85
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Burt
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of geocool
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of tigg924
2.35/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

Photo of dsm45
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Horbar
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of agreenman19
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
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 -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +14%

Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.