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Barstool American Golden Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.55%
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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Photo of tigg924
2.35/5  rDev -28.8%

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 dsm45
3/5  rDev -9.1%

dsm45, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

bcm75, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Horbar
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Horbar, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of agreenman19
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

agreenman19, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Kelp, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%

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 angrybabboon
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%

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
Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

sgregory, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of waughbrew
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

waughbrew, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of EnronCFO
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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

rab53, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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
Photo of KCAS81
4/5  rDev +21.2%

KCAS81, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
3.3/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Poured a clear gold into a tulip, with a small whitish head. A little bit of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very mild with maybe a small piney and grassy scent, nothing overpowering here.

Taste: A little bit of lemon zest and ginger are the first things that come to mind, and definitely more flavor than you'd expect from such a light colored beer.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with decent carbonation, very easy drinking and not filling.

Overall: This is a good interpretation of the style and perfect for drinking on a warm summer day or on the golf course. Definitely not my favorite beer but it is good for what it is.

Mikecap, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of horshack7
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%

Appearance: Cloudy and golden with a head about an inch high.

Aroma: Lemon zest, light grainy malts with a biscuit note and a touch of buttery a few grassy notes.

Taste: Piney, lemon, ginger, biscuity, light grain a twinge of rye. Floral hop dryness with and crisp mouthfeel that finishes somewhat smooth.

Notes: It's drinkable definitely good for a spring or summer day. Cheers.

horshack7, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

braican, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Craftonly23121
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Craftonly23121, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

jwps214, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev +21.2%

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 Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Janeinma, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

hockeyfighter19, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of jbertsch
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jbertsch, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of bodymarks
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

bodymarks, Jun 01, 2013
Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.