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Gold Spike Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Gold Spike AleGold Spike Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 06-27-2003)
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Reviews by MistahBeah:
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale hazy straw colored. Pours a thick foamy head with some retention. Some tiny bubbles rush to the top and forms a small layer at the top of the glass.

Aroma: Pale malts. Grapes. Some floral hops. Sweet smelling. Pretty inviting

Taste: Tastes like wheat. Weizen yeast. Earthy spiciness in the middle. Some hop bitterness on the finish. Tart grapes.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly. Vinous. Slightly sticky. Decent

Overall: A decent offering. A good starting point from pilseners for the uninitiated. Good for summer and its mostly light body and low abv make it a good session beer. Berkshire makes much better beer but this is a decent example of this somewhat obscure (at least in America) style

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 02:24:40 | More by MistahBeah
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden pour with a moderate head.

Very mild aroma of sweetness.

It's a light flavor with high carbonation.

This is a lighter style of ale, but I find it very similar to a lot of pilsners. Recommendable as a summer seasonal for hot weather, but if you like big dark beers, you'll find it unremarkable.

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Appearance: Slightly hazed pale straw. Bright-white and fluffy head. Drops to a small cap and collar. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Slightly sweet light malt base. Crackers with some floral backing. Light yeast adds a crisp earthy character to the back everything. Light and sweet. Some biscuit dough. Some slight corn and grassy notes. Lightly hopped. Clean, but ultimately a bit sweet and lacking depth.

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Gold Spike Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.