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Wheat State Golden - Free State Brewing Co.

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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jazappi

Kansas

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.

12-14-2006 06:22:04 | More by jazappi
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e911mann


2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

11-17-2012 00:31:16 | More by e911mann
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V3XX069

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

11-16-2013 06:17:14 | More by V3XX069
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joshwindholz


2.8/5  rDev -21.1%

08-16-2014 03:36:25 | More by joshwindholz
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-23-2013 22:24:44 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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kguyty

Missouri

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-07-2013 14:33:46 | More by kguyty
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-27-2012 21:22:40 | More by LambicPentameter
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.5%

01-31-2012 04:41:44 | More by TastyIsBeer
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jrenn

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-19-2012 21:11:54 | More by jrenn
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Living816

Northwest Territories (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-03-2012 02:06:56 | More by Living816
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Samohtyrb

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-15-2013 05:09:06 | More by Samohtyrb
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rye726

Colorado

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.

02-22-2011 04:03:10 | More by rye726
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karlt

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-07-2013 03:02:40 | More by karlt
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Countfapula


3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-16-2012 02:00:25 | More by Countfapula
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DB85


3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-26-2012 09:53:53 | More by DB85
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maxpower

Missouri

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.

02-07-2003 17:29:56 | More by maxpower
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-05-2012 00:17:13 | More by 59rockabilly
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marc77

California

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.

02-08-2003 17:49:24 | More by marc77
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Goliath

Illinois

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.

08-05-2008 17:28:52 | More by Goliath
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

11-12-2010 02:21:18 | More by Thorpe429
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

11-16-2013 06:23:02 | More by jaydoc
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AGoodStout

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-14-2014 02:18:50 | More by AGoodStout
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poodog

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

10-24-2012 14:20:00 | More by poodog
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GannonCamper


3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-30-2012 03:20:44 | More by GannonCamper
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vw72

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-17-2014 03:52:23 | More by vw72
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Wheat State Golden from Free State Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.