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Golden Era - Dogfish Head Brewery

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321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 35
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Golden Shower is brewed with all continental pilsner malt and hopped with the finest noble hops.

This beer is dry-hopped in the conditioning tank for 8 weeks.

80 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-28-2006)
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GnomeKing

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Hmm. What's this I'm tasting? The creaminess of the mouthfeel is turning me off, but there's something thick and creamy about the taste, too...like a rich cake with creamy frosting. There are hops here, no doubt, but the sweetness comes through more strongly. Although the sweetness is mostly yeasty (pound cake, funnel cake, you name it), there's a little bit of sweet fruit in there. This beer is 9.00%, only half as strong as Dogfish's World Wide Stout, but the alcohol taste comes through just as strongly. The more I drink, the less I like this beer.

I was expecting something like Victory's Harvest Pils, which is also a double pilsner, but this brew is doing something different. It's Dogfish Head, afterall, so don't be surprised.

Appearance: The color of...it's a medium gold color. (I'll let some other reviewer make that joke.) A 1/4 inch head with minimal to moderate lacing.

Smell: Like cake, but subtle...the smell didn't clue me into the strength of the sweet cake flavor that was to come.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2006 02:59:41 | More by GnomeKing
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Golden Era from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.