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Gold Spike Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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BA SCORE
84
good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 139
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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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2013 05:32:50 | More by JTomczak
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-02-2013 02:17:02 | More by Ajlvt
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

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
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

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
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tronester

Oklahoma

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
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-08-2013 19:36:40 | More by blknikon
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-08-2013 14:48:04 | More by vonnegut21
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scmoore81

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-19-2013 02:04:09 | More by scmoore81
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-30-2013 01:57:44 | More by rab53
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-18-2013 17:50:17 | More by Celtics76
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JMD

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-15-2013 00:13:25 | More by JMD
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-24-2013 22:01:12 | More by bdoggboston
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-16-2013 03:16:09 | More by hopley
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TeeJay

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-21-2013 23:35:30 | More by TeeJay
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Ecxeeder616

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-08-2013 20:55:42 | More by Ecxeeder616
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zprzysie

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-07-2013 01:05:40 | More by zprzysie
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-02-2012 15:34:25 | More by shigg85
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-01-2012 02:00:32 | More by PeteRiz
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-28-2012 02:00:24 | More by PEIhop
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slim2043

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

09-30-2012 18:15:16 | More by slim2043
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joefalafel

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.8%

09-30-2012 15:10:55 | More by joefalafel
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-17-2012 18:03:17 | More by BigCheese
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raft_guide

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-31-2012 23:57:58 | More by raft_guide
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

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
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-10-2012 00:01:34 | More by DrunkinYogi
Gold Spike Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.