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Gold - O'Fallon Brewery

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 18.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 12-26-2002

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
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 60
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of rudy0908
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Steedee
2.7/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.88/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.28/5  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.

Photo of Brenden
3.42/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of coldriver
2.55/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

Photo of FanofHefe
2.76/5  rDev -11.8%
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. ,

Photo of tfarmstrong
3/5  rDev -4.2%
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?

Photo of DCon
3.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap @ the Wolf Public House in Ballwin, MO (Keg has a date of March 2011). Poured into a pint glass and enjoyed with other employees @ the Wolf.

Appearance- Very golden/yellow color with a clear base. Looks exactly like a Lager. 1 Finger of head dissipates quickly but then leaves bubbly lace on the sides.

Smell- great amount of grain, pale malt, and yeast. Not extraordinary and nothing like an American Blonde Ale... Let go for the taste

Taste- Has a great amount of malt and yeast taste like your average adjunct lager. There is a lot of rice and corn taste also as this beer is textured greatly. The Blonde Ale character is coming out more in the taste but still doesn't have the fruitiness or hops that I would like to see more of.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Lager-like (once again), and a small amount of carbonation. Has a warming, medium-like taste as it crosses my palate.

Overall- As O'Fallon Brewery has always been a huge part of the Wolf Public House (5-Day IPA, Wheach, Cherry-Chocolate, and more), we will always have this O'Fallon's Gold to give the audience their medium, easy tasting beer. There is nothing crazy or interesting about this beer but you can sure enjoy it with almost any meal and it is refreshing. Also an easy beer you can pound on after the next. Will be selling more and more of this as our weather is getting warming here in St. Louis, MO.

Photo of TheSarge
3.64/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Photo of donteatpoop
3.63/5  rDev +16%
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.

Photo of sixerofelixir
3.8/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Photo of jdc8d8
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Local brewer in my hometown.

Have had several times in bottle and on tap.

Owner Tony told me he was inspired by old style Budweiser, which was before my drinking days.

Has a nice bite from the grains used and a clean after taste.

Will order over any mass produced products on tap any day of the week.

Great job Tony!

Photo of katan
3.16/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of colts9016
2.69/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.53/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Photo of KI9A
3.83/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

Photo of Tone
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
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...

Photo of MTNboy
4.07/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this at the Augusta beer festival.

Appearance: It is true to its name it has a nice golden color body. There is average lace and a frothy light tan head.

Smell: It has a very clean pure aroma. It is very mild for the most part but crisp with equal tones of hops and malt.

Taste: It is based on Kolsch and it stays true to that style. It has clean malty taste with just the right amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light with some slight fizz to the body.

Drinkability: Very refreshing.

Photo of birchstick
3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of KarlHungus
3/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.14/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Photo of brewgetter
2.21/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

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Gold from O'Fallon Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.