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Gold - O'Fallon Brewery


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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.37%

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The original beer from our brewery…a smooth golden ale with three types of barley, two varieties of hops and fresh Kolsch yeast. It’s cold-conditioned and carefully filtered for a clear, beautifully colored, delicious beer.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 12-26-2002)
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Photo of ahommell


3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Head dissipates quickly... wasn't around long enough to really measure. I saw another reviewer commented the color as "urine" and I gotta say that it looks like urine if you have had a 3-4 day bender for sure. No lacing. opaque.

S: Grainy. Some citrus in there some where. Smell is crisp and light.

T: I taste more citrus that I expected. Tangerine almost. Grains are the obvious first flavor. Thick, yet a smooth light finish.

F: Very nice. I am surprised at the smoothness. It is very crisp on the finish. No alcohol burn at all.

O: I think this beer would be really good with any pubgrub... I'd especially pair it with pizza. Unremarkable for it's type, but overall it is more than pleasant. One of the better O'Fallon products.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 02:06:02 | More by ahommell
Photo of bnes09


2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark urine yellow. Good clarity. Weak, soda-like head which disappears quickly leaving nothing behind.

Clean aroma with mild bread grains and some apple.

Grainy flavor as well. Apple juice sweetness. Leafy hop that attempts to balance. Low complexity.

Light bodied and heavily carbonated.

Just average and nothing more. Not much to stimulate the senses.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 06:47:57 | More by bnes09
Photo of soju6


3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice golden color with a decent head ans some lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, fresh grain and a bit of malt in the background.

T: Taste is of fresh grain and a bit of citrus. there is a mild sweetness with a touch of bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp, smooth and somewhat refreshing.

O: Decent beer. One of the better Blond Ales I have had. If nothing else it is non-offensive and goes well with food.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 13:01:52 | More by soju6
Photo of Steedee


2.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Beer that comes from the Ofallon brewery always has a very distinct smooth mouth feel to it. In a good way....
I personally think it's some type of water treatment or the source of their water.
This beer is no different. I could tell immediately that this was an Ofallon brew, simply by mouth texture.
This is a pretty light Lager beer. Golden in color with a small amount of head, medium carbonation, and insanely clear.
It has a fairly crisp taste, and a faint smell of yeast and carbonation.
I think it falls short in the flavor, both malt and hop. Its seems a little light on both... and the price was a dollar more per six pack than similar craft beers in my area.
Maybe the lack of flavor was due to drinking this on a cold November afternoon. I will try this beer again in the summer. I think it would be a way better lawn mower beer on a nice hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 17:28:04 | More by Steedee
Photo of twiggamortis420


2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a somewhat hazed gold color with very little white foam. A little disappointing looking beer, really.

Nose consists of cream soda sweetness, buttered toffee and a kiss of pear-like fruitiness. Not impressed here either.

Flavor is a bit better, but still has a little buttery graininess to it. Very little hops, yeast is fairly tame and pretty much maintains a light feel to it all the way through. If you're into craft, this one aint for you. But feel free to have a sixer in the fridge for your macro friends if you are so inclined, they wont know the difference.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 00:09:38 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of AlCaponeJunior


3.45/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Definitely gold in color, clear with a decent head and pretty good lace.

It's quite malty in smell and taste, more aromatic and flavorful than you'd expect from a blonde ale. Sweet with some grainy notes and a pretty good light to almost slightly medium body. It's not bad stuff at all.

Overall it's an easy afternoon beer for barbeque, watching football or even doing chores. Not too heavy and pretty easy to drink. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 00:10:56 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Photo of DrDemento456


3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a bit dark for "gold" with a 1/4 inch of head. Lacing is slightly sticky

S - Smells of grains and malts mostly. No real hops and then I drink.

T - Not bad for a blond it has a good bit of sweetness to keep the grains in check and even has a bit of hop bite. Still it's just ok.

M - Light bodied for sure.

Overall it was cool to find both the IPA and gold at my local place but they are nothing more than a lackluster tick.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 00:25:27 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of Brenden


3.38/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm still catching up on notes. These are a few weeks old.

A simple label has a graphic of a prospecter panning for gold in a stream. The color is close to the name, though a little darker. The head is nearly white and fades to foam after a short time. Lacing is spotty. When did O'Fallon start using screw caps?
The aroma is grains, with more hops bitterness than expected and a strong malts balance.
The taste seems to follow suit, but seems more like an alt (I didn't know the style when I was drinking it) than a blonde. The flavor unfortunately goes bland after a while, then ends with a sour finish.
The body is light and the feel is a bit slick with a strong but not overbearing carbonation giving a consistent crispness.
I've had some great ones from o'Fallon. This isn't bad, but it's not up to par.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 14:33:25 | More by Brenden
Photo of coldriver


2.55/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams glass yielded a decent head which disapated to nothing faster than Usain Bolt runs 100M. Smell is not pleasing, a bit like bad apple cider. Taste is unremarkable, overripe pears, not much in the way of hops. Hate to say it, because I suppose this stuff qualifies as craft beer, but I'd rather have something "super cold" or "triple-hopped" than this. With a fridge full of great beer ready and waiting, this one went down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 00:07:41 | More by coldriver
Photo of FanofHefe


2.8/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Could not find any dating on the bottle. Slightly hazy, yellow body with a good off-white head. Poor retention and no real lacing.

The aroma is a bit off-putting. The first whiff smells like spoiled or old fruit. If you keep trying, there is a bit of malt in there but it's in the background. The aroma does remind me of a bad macro lager.

The flavors are a little better. Very much like a basic Lager crossed with a weak Kolsch. Some grainy malt and a hint of sour bitterness on the back end.

I like this brewery's 5-Day IPA, but this one disappoints. ,

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 00:28:05 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of tfarmstrong


3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not much to write about here... Average beer.

A- golden color, cidery like head

S - some malt, no hops

T - a microbrew take on Budwiser (not the tasty Czech variety)

M - Average

O - A dead average beer, I feel like they are attempting to make a microbrew version of Budwiser, my question is why?

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 03:29:54 | More by tfarmstrong
Photo of TheSarge


3.68/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Really fizzy, golden colored and clear body. Not any head retention, but what I did see was off white, but totally vanished seconds after the pour.

Aroma wise it's pretty husky and grainy, along with a slight fruitiness. It actually reminds me a lot of a koelsch style beer.

The taste shares the traits of the aroma, except for a honey like flavor in the end.

This brew is crisp, light, and refreshing. Not a bad summer BBQ beer. Overall this beer isn't bad. If you would have told me this was a koelsch, I would have believed it.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 00:17:16 | More by TheSarge
Photo of donteatpoop


3.65/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice deep golden color, clear otherwise, with a nice double finger of white head that receeds to a thin film atop the brew.

The smell is grainy malts and molases.

The taste is spot on for the sty;e. A nice grainy taste coupled with dark fruits, raisen and plum.

A creamy mouth feel, goes down smooth.

Not a bad beer, nothing overly dynamic about it but not something I would turn away.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 00:44:58 | More by donteatpoop
Photo of sixerofelixir


3.83/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with Julian date inkjetted on the neck.

This beer pours.. gold (!) with an 1/8" head that stays around until the finish. Smells good, like bready malt and mild hops. Tastes clean; the malt is a touch sweeter than the nose, and finishes with a dash of decent bitterness, smooth and inviting. All in all, a good beer - carbonated well, and easy to drink. Nothing to dislike, just may be a little boring for everyday consumption.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 05:17:20 | More by sixerofelixir
Photo of katan


3.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint

A - pours a deeper golden color. Very clear, filtered. Head formation about nil. Bubbling is light.

S - A light malty sweetness comes through. Perhaps just a bit of grain or wheat huskiness.

T - Starts off with a combination of a astringent grainy note and a straight 2 row sweetness. Mid-stream shows little hopping, or even bitterness. Finishes with a bit more of that grainy bite. A fairly monotone beer.

M - Moderate beer body. Little carbonation bite, comes off flat at times - or creamy depending on how it goes down.

D - Seems very drinkable. Flavors are really not in your face. ABV is manageable. Not filling due to its light carbonation.

In general a very indistinctive beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 22:52:20 | More by katan
Photo of colts9016


2.68/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this beer from Mandy, thank you.

Poured into a pint glass at 41 degrees.

Appearance: A golden blonde yellow color. There was a one finger ivory head. The head dissipated very quickly.
There are a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is slightly hazy.

Nose: A moderate sweetness with some fruity esters.

Taste: A moderate amount of malty sweetness, there are some fruity esters and some bready/toasty on the end.

Overall: The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated and tad dry. The body of the medium light, and the finish has an odd after taste that is offensive. This beer represents it style pretty good. There are few things that I don't like, there is this odd phenol/solvent flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 21:42:44 | More by colts9016
Photo of htomsirveaux


2.53/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle tried 18 Jan 2009.

Poured in shaker pint glass. Small white head, well carbonated. Clear bright gold color. Smells lightly of malt and some metallic earthiness. Starts with a touch of sweet grain. Somewhat tart like unsweet grapes, unripe stone fruit. Powdery mouthfeel in finish. Thin water body.

Would not get this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 03:20:45 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of KI9A


3.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Great gold color, nice head, not too much lacing.

S: Honey, malts, corn

T: Sweet malts, some honey, some malts. Corn seems to be there also. No real hop bitterness. Seems to be a Kolsch maybe? If not, it is damned close, and a good example of an "Americanized" Kolsch.

M: Super clean, slick, and clean.

D: Very drinkable. Low ABV, very refreshing. Hell of a step up from any BMC products. Sometimes a guy needs a break from big beers, and hop-bombs, and, this is the ticket. Really is CLOSE to New Glarus Yokel.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 03:31:34 | More by KI9A
Photo of Tone


3.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow color. Decent head (more than 1/4 inch) with poor retention and only slight lacing. Smells a lager with a slightly sweet wheat aroma. Fits the style. Tastes of a lager with a sweet wheat background. Overall, a vast improvement after drinking PBR, Old Style, Schlitz, etc...

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 23:19:12 | More by Tone
Photo of birchstick


3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - golden in color, as its name suggests, with a nice head.
S - definite wheat tones, some sweeter malts, a bit of lemon as well
T - a tad bit of malts, followed by a honey and citrus blend, which is followed by a huge wheat presence that overshadows everything else.
MF - very, very smooth
D - this is okay, not my favorite wheat beer, but it's okay.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2008 03:43:28 | More by birchstick
Photo of KarlHungus


3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy orange-blond color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of light caramel, and sugary berries. The taste is mildly fruity with a grainy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer. It has enough flavor and aroma, but is quite one-dimensional and boring.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 18:05:30 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of russpowell


3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Review based on notes

Pours an effervescent gold with 2+ fingers of sand colored head. Some lacing & no head retention

S: Cereal & a bit of lemon

T: Lemony & some grainyness & biscuitty malt up front. Honey & lemon as this warms in light doses. Finishes grainy with some citrus hops

MF: Light bodied, a bit watery with low carbonation

Drinks alright, maybe one to wean folks off of BMC, otherwise, pass

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 15:27:55 | More by russpowell
Photo of brewgetter


2.23/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Beer pours a very nice golden color, a little lacing in the head, maybe a little watery though, doesn't stay around for long. Smell is yeasty and malty, reminds me of a halfway drinkable macro, maybe MGD. Taste follows suit, nothing that good about it, leaves that macro feeling in your mouth, bleh.

I realize that a lot of breweries feel they need to make a beer like this to attract the BMC crowd, but for me, it turns me off from this brewery. I bought all of their regular brews and am hoping it gets much better from here.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2008 23:02:02 | More by brewgetter
Photo of merlin48


3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear golden amber body with a small offwhite head that leaves some spiderweb lacing on the glass. Aroma has some bready caramel malt and vague floral fruitiness. Medium body and carbnation. Taste is earthy and spicy hop bitterness and a balancing sweet malt backbone. Not bad, but rather pedestrian.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 13:42:44 | More by merlin48
Photo of BeerZack

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle; more elaborate label that the one pictured

Orangey-straw color with a thin ring of white bubble, no lacing.

Smells sweet and slightly bready.

Not much taste, light caramel.

Very watery mouthfeel, besides the carbonation sting.

I wouldn't normally buy this beer anyway (was brought back from a roadtrip by my brother), but I won't be buying or drinking it again. Very light, very watery and trace hops- almost tastes like an Non-Alcoholic beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2007 05:17:15 | More by BeerZack
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Gold from O'Fallon Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.