Gold Spike Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
On tap at the Cask Republic, New Haven, CT:
The beer appeared a slightly hazy straw yellow color with a foamy white head with some retention. The aroma was a pleasant sweet malty smell. The taste had a definite German tilt to it, as expected, but wheat and banana...reminded me more of a Kristalweizen than a Kolsch. The beer had a light feel to it, but it was smooth and easy to drink. Overall, a decent beer and one that I would get again, but may not be my first choice.
05-16-2013 20:53:37 | More by PhillyStyle
3.35/5 rDev -9.7%
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
05-16-2013 02:24:40 | More by MistahBeah
3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a clear golden, with a thin white head. Aromas of light grassiness. Taste begins with a lemon flavor, then some raw grain, then an earthy, grassy finish. The aftertaste is a bit tart. Decent mouthfeel. The carbonation is a bit low. Overall a nice beer.
05-10-2013 23:28:58 | More by tronester
3.45/5 rDev -7%
A - Pours straw colored with a one and a half fingered head. Lots of bubbles stick to the sides of the glass. Quickly dissipates to minimal lacing.
S - Dark caramel and malt. Very sweet smelling.
T - Light and sweet, some fruity esters, possibly banana. Very mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
B - Very light body and carbonation, almost a bit watery.
O - A bit of a letdown, definitely needs more depth in both the aroma and flavor profile, along with a slightly fuller body to prevent it from feeling like a light beer. Would probably not get again.
08-19-2012 00:13:49 | More by JustinAniello
Gold Spike Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.