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Gold Spike Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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BA SCORE
84
good

143 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 143
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

BigCheese, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

raft_guide, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of JustinAniello
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

JustinAniello, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

HKFrostyLips, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of bum732
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

S: Floral and spicy hops, clean pils malt

L: Hazy golden yellow, white dense head that dissipates quickly.

T: Fairly clean malt with some herbal undertones. Medium low spicy bitterness leads to a clean maltiness, light. Finishes slightly spicy with a prominent cereal note. Quite dry in the finish, some fruitiness as it warms.

M: Medium low body, medium carbonation.

Not bad, not one of BBC's best efforts.

bum732, Jul 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

gleeky99, Jun 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Rook162, Jun 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

40451, May 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

DBosco, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

sailorastro, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

WhitmansNiece, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Ray7233, Mar 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

mctizzz, Mar 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

SHCC, Feb 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

jfcaa193, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

chrispoint, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

asafarc2, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bakeith, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

alamode, Dec 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

BrewinHeadBanger, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Burt, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Pale yellow. Great clarity, though the dregs of the bottle will make the beer cloudy should you choose to pour it. Highly carbonated, and as a result a nice rocky white head forms. Good retention, small globs of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Pilsner malt, straw, perfumey floral hops. Subtle hint of lemony citrus zest.

T: A light dose of grassy and herbal hops kick things off. Pilsner malt, biscuit, and yeasty bread. Vague sweetness and a slight hint of toasted malts. Floral hop tastes and a light citrus zest come out toward the end. Finishes dry with grainy tastes and grassy hops.

M: Light bodied. Lush, well carbonated, and refreshing. Good.

O: A pretty good example of the Style. Perfect for summer.

Notes: A great summer choice. I'd take it over their Czech pilsner.

ryan1788a5, Aug 22, 2011
Gold Spike Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.