Yukon Gold English Pale Ale - Yukon Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev +4.9%
A- Golden with a one finger white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Some retention and a wisp of lacing.
S- Smell is clean with a bit of grain and a touch of sweetness and grass.
T- The taste is a bit sweet with caramel, butterscotch, and some mellow hops. Good flavors all around, although there is a bit too much diacytal type flavor.
M- Light body, smooth carb. Good mouthfeel.
O- It's an ok beer. Very drinkable. A bit too much diacytal and the aroma lacks punch. But otherwise not a bad beer.
09-05-2012 22:58:03 | More by jsprain1
3.48/5 rDev 0%
A - Clear dark golden, thin white head receded to a thin ring
S - Earthy and leafy with a bready aroma finish
T - Dominant flavours are bready malt and leafy hops, light metallic note and a hint of sweetness
M - Light body with big carbonation, a little bready, finishes dry
O - Nothing outstanding but flavourful and easy drinking enough to be an easy sessioner
02-29-2012 04:33:27 | More by joemcgrath27
3.6/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance - Golden straw/ochre colour with a very thin (almost non-existent) head. Slight bubbles are present with medium clarity.
Smell - Orange peel/citrus, floral notes, slight bitter aroma (perhaps from the hops).
Taste - Pine flavours and citrus is first detected. Not too bitter, despite the initial aromas. There's a freshness and pureness to the flavour, like water (but not watery tasting).
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with good carbonation (nice tickling of bubbles on tongue). Very smooth ale with pleasant aftertaste (no lingering bitterness).
Overall - Easy to drink pale ale from Yukon. Didn't initially know what to expect from this style, as the flavours and appearances can vary. The floral and citrus aromas really lure you in to this one. Not one of my favourite offerings from Yukon, but certainly worth a try.
12-05-2011 03:10:00 | More by leaddog
3.58/5 rDev +2.9%
Bottle shared by Steve, something to break up the slew of quads we faced in the QuadShowdown. Bottle describes this as an English Pale Ale.
Pours a pale golden orange, white head and some light lace and thin film of retention. Nose has some pale malts, some bread and grain notes, a bit of sweetness (maybe a hint of maple?). A bit of woodiness. Taste is grassy, with some grainy and bready notes. Faint citrus notes, a bit of orange. Light caramel. Mouthfeel is light, medium low carbonation. A servicable pale, but could be a bit nicer if fresher I'd gather.
11-13-2011 17:07:49 | More by liamt07
4.08/5 rDev +17.2%
First of all, let me just say that this is an English Pale Ale, not American. And for the style, I think this is a pretty darn good interpretation of the style.
A-Pours a clear copper color with a good 2 finger off white head that has very good retention and strong lacing.
S-The aroma is on the faint side, as most authentic EPA seem to be. Mainly faint sweet caramel and mild, yet somewhat bright earthy hops and mild fruity esthers. After a swirl of the glass, a bit a floral hops comes through as well. Quite nice.
T-The flavor is much like the aroma, with faintly sweet caramel in the front and a mild hop bitterness and floral/ earthy hop flavor, very mild along with some sweet summertime melon like fruits. I don't know how fresh this bottle is though. I'm sure on tap in Canada, the hops come through more and is better, but this is nice.
M-At first, the beer seems a bit watery, but after my palate got used to the beer, it was a very balanced medium body, slightly sweet at the beginning and slightly dry in the end, also slightly creamy in the middle. Very nice.
O-Overall, it's a solid interpretation of the style imo, and deserves a better overall score. I'm happy I have a friend who went to Canada and thought of me and brought me back some of this great beer. Thanks Bill!
09-15-2011 04:06:59 | More by hoplover82
2.68/5 rDev -23%
Bottle into Sam Adams glass.
Clear golden color with 1/2 inch white head that fades quickly
Hints of sweet, grassy malt and faint hops. But aroma tends to dissipate quickly.
Somewhat bland. Mild grain and caramel male and very mild bitterness present from hops. Overall, slightly better than typical macro.
Average at best. Thin body with moderate carbonation.
A better version of beer than the typical macro offering. But not something I'd seek out again. Not recommend, unless for your macro-drinking friends.
04-19-2011 03:43:20 | More by EnemyWithin
British Columbia (Canada)
3.28/5 rDev -5.7%
A - Pours a fairly clear yellow/copper. Small amount of frothy white head. Poor retention.
S - Biscuit malt. Light hop aroma. Not much depth
T - Light biscuit malt. Little to no hop taste. Malt character is pretty light for an English Pale.
M - Light, not a ton of body.
O - It's ok, nothing great, but better than most of the big brews.
03-20-2011 02:24:34 | More by IllNate
British Columbia (Canada)
3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
Very drinkable goes down smooth. Very light and clean in flavour. But with some caramel and yeast flavours, keeping you interested and going for another drink. Appearance is very nice with a golden hue and crystal clear. Aroma is sweet and with some fruity yeast characteristics.
01-20-2011 01:01:04 | More by bearhugger
3.4/5 rDev -2.3%
Beer from the Klondike. I played "The Yukon Trail" a number of times in my elementary years, so a beer from that region of then world was nice to see on the menu at Fogg n' Suds. On to the beer:
This golden ale has a honey orange color to it, topped with a good thick head with some retention and lacing. There's a little bit of diacetyl in the nose, and a dab of honey. Not a very intense aroma. Tasting it, it's a sweeter beer, that's for sure. It tastes like Vienna was the prefered malt in this beer with the honey and graham cracker flavor. There's also some butterscotch to remind me that the yeast is working. It's light bodied, and pleasant enoguh to drink once you get used to this being a sweeter tasting beer.
06-07-2010 01:47:39 | More by DoubleJ
3.15/5 rDev -9.5%
Thanks to a friend from Whitehorse (the city, not the awful Taylor Swift song), I was able to fulfill a longtime dream of mine: trying a beer from the Yukon. Crazy, I know. I had just consumed an Indian Wells Mojave Gold and needed something to get that awful taste out of my mouth. Considering how terrible that was, I should have opened a Westy 12. But this beer, although average at best, did the trick.
Pours dark golden with a nicely formed white head and very good lacing.
Aroma is pale malt and grain, along with a little earthy hop bitterness.
Flavor is all right, nothing special. Pale malt and grain, a hint of wheat, and earthy and floral hops on the finish.
Very clean and crisp on the palate with medium-light body.
Drinkability is good. Nothing exciting overall, but not bad for a golden ale. Good to finally try a Yukon beer. Need to get up and visit that place eventually.
02-21-2010 03:47:30 | More by nickd717
3.63/5 rDev +4.3%
A- Pours a clear golden color with a very small head, no lace even when swirled around in the glass.
S- Biscuity/caramel malts mainly in the nose. Grassy hops are in the background as well as some mild fruit aromas of apple and pear.
T- The hops are hardly noticeable until the end. It does have a nice sweet malt quality of toffee and caramel. The finish is slightly dry.
M- Medium body, carbonation feels right.
D- This is a fairly clean beer like the brewery states. I enjoyed most of Yukon's other offerings better, but there's nothing off-putting here.
02-19-2010 18:01:04 | More by Dawkfan
3.98/5 rDev +14.4%
341ml bottle poured into pint glass dec29 2009
A clear golden like the name with a thumbs width of head that leaves a couple of rings where the foam existed for its short life
S biscuit with some toffee and some mild grass
T not far off the smell but a little sweeter, decent beer gets better as it warms
M medium bodied with just enough carbonation to keep it from feeling flat
D well rounded beer and well worth trying, went down pretty quick
one of the most underrated brewers in Canada IMO, I've had several from these guys and all good so far.
12-30-2009 01:23:52 | More by wordemupg
3.23/5 rDev -7.2%
The head was soapy, off-white with low retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was slightly sweet. Mouthfeel was medium with a slight sweetness on the tongue. Finish lingered with a mild sweetness that provided a beautiful juxtaposition to the curry heat of the meal.
12-24-2009 20:53:04 | More by woodychandler
3.5/5 rDev +0.6%
The beer is indeed golden, with a lovely tarnished copper hue and a lustrous, shiny complexion. It would have been only appropriate for Yukon Gold to be buried beneath the heaping mound of arctic white snow that appeared to fall from the pour... except it would seem southern Ontario is too warm a place, it all melted away quite quickly.
The brewery claims the beer to be "clean across the palate" - well, it is completely void in the nose. The glass could be right under my nose and without a set of eyes I'd probably fail to notice it. Going on aroma I'm guessing the intention was simply to brew a clean and agreeable beer and it's probable the aroma was intentionally left undistinguished.
That hunch is concluded by reading the brewery itself describe the beer as being designed to be a "non-ale". Whatever that is - I presume it's an ale intended to resemble a pale lager? - it is at least those things listed above, clean and agreeable. The maltiness is far from profound but delicate notes of sweet caramel and fresh-baked bread provide a good element of flavour.
It's a curious thing: the brewery claims to use malted wheat and Saaz hops but I can't for the life of me pick up even a suggestion of either. For one, the bitterness is on par with those of mass-market beers (which is to say essentially non-existent.) The texture is also featureless. The finish is lightly dry with a pleasant bready sweetness lingering for some time after. The beer is sure disappearing fast.
If the goal was to tap into the mainstream market and offer a clean and more flavourful alternative, then Yukon's 'Gold' earns its medal. There's good reason this is so popular with Yukoners. Unlike the territory, however, it certainly isn't any 'larger than life' and for those who prefer a little more character in their beer should check out some of this brewery's other, less conventional offerings.
05-24-2009 00:26:17 | More by biegaman
3.6/5 rDev +3.4%
341ml bottle, a starter brew, in advance of some surely unappetizing, subsequent bro-bar beers, yet in the presence of verily appreciable company, so, well, there.
Into yer standard American pint glass, this beer pours a clear medium bronzed amber colour, with one flabby finger of lazy, tightly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some sturdy, chunky instances of atoll arch lace around the glass as things slowly recede.
It smells of semi-sweet biscuity, grainy pale malt, orange and lemon fleshy fruitiness, and a touch of floral, perfumed alcohol astringency. The taste is more sweet, lightly sourdough-esque caramel malt, grassy, earthy, and leafy hops, some mild hard water flintiness, and a strangely heady, yet expectedly underwhelming metallic booziness.
The carbonation is moderate, and just a tad frothy, the body a decent medium weight, and agreeably smooth. It finishes on the sweet and malty side, but not overly so, the biscuity character not quite ready to give up the ghost, and the cheeky noble hops hard to ignore.
A pleasant enough pale ale, in the English sense, with a small Canadian twist. Tasty, enjoyable, and quite drinkable, a nice offering that I might endeavor to seek out on draft, in quieter environs that I am currently contemplating.
02-06-2009 05:37:32 | More by biboergosum
Yukon Gold English Pale Ale from Yukon Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.