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Wheat State Golden - Free State Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Being located in the biggest wheat producing state in the nation, a refreshing wheat beer is a must-brew. The Wheat State Golden is usually our lightest beer. It is fashioned after the Kolsch beers made around Cologne. It is traditionally brewed in the Alt Style like our Ad Astra Ale and has about 25% wheat malt. There is just a touch of caramel malt to add the golden color, and the rest is pale malt. The Golden is lightly hopped with Yakima Perle for bittering, and Hallertau Hersbrucker hops for aroma.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 10-13-2002)
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Photo of jazappi
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%

Presentation: On tap pour into a mug.

Appearance: Dirty yellow, lots of carbination. Small head.

Aroma: Very sweet, lemon smell.

Taste: A little too much carbination for me. If you are not into the dark beers, this would be a good one to try, has a very sweet light taste.

Mouthfeel: Very light in the mouth with lots of carbination.

Overall: A nice taste, but not enough flavor for me.

jazappi, Dec 14, 2006
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

e911mann, Nov 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

V3XX069, Nov 16, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

joshwindholz, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

kguyty, Jun 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

LambicPentameter, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

TastyIsBeer, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jrenn, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Living816, Sep 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Samohtyrb, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of rye726
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Up for review is a 12oz bottle of Wheat State Golden Ale from Free State Brewing Company. Poured into a pint glass at room temp. Light golden, beige head. Nothing spectacular. Light malts and light body. Decent session beer I guess, just came off a bit thin for me.

rye726, Feb 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

karlt, Nov 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Countfapula, Jun 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

DB85, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of maxpower
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Light and clear golden color, decent white foamy lasting head that leaves a lace in the glass. Has a flowery and light grainy aroma. Light malt and flowery flavors, nice hoppy dry and clean, crisp finish, light body and a watery mouthfeel, not all that bad for the style, might be a little better on a hot summer day.

maxpower, Feb 07, 2003
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

59rockabilly, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of marc77
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%

Beautifully clear light golden hue, perhaps from fining and / or filtration. Sticky, thin, tight head leaves intricate lace. Lightly tart, grainy aroma, w/ a hint of herbal hops. Prosaic, clean aroma. A snap of bready sweetness upfront leads into a sweet/tart combination of token malt sweetness and wheat. Meager hop bitterness, but the high attenuation leaves little residual sweetness to be balanced. Crisp, thinnish mouthfeel. Trace herbal hop flavor. Finishes clean, dry and lightly bready. Quaffable and typically bland for style. Beautiful in appearance, but lackluster otherwise. Perhaps the polar opposite of their Owd Mac's Imperial Stout in overall character.

marc77, Feb 08, 2003
Photo of Goliath
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%

Pours a clear golden color with a one inch slightly yellowed head. Good retention and some lacing.

Aroma is decent. Sweet pale pils like malt dominats. A slgith hop is also present.

Taste is ok. A big pale malt sweetness, with a slight hop bitterness in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate. Decent flavor and low alcohol make this brew sessionalbe, but it's kind of boring and uninspiring. Pretty average.

Goliath, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of Thorpe429
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub in August 2009.

Pours a moderate golden color with a bit of haze. Short white head that recedes pretty quickly. The nose brings some really light grain and a bit of very light hops. The flavor is mild grain, wheat, and hints of citrus. Creamy, light mouthfeel. Drinks okay, but nothing terribly special.

Thorpe429, Nov 12, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

AGoodStout, Jun 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

poodog, Oct 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

GannonCamper, Apr 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

vw72, Jul 17, 2014
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Wheat State Golden from Free State Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.