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White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

353 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 42
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgo-American Ale brewed with domestic barley and French wheat malts, the finest Continental and U.S. grown hops, and fermented with Belgian, English and Wild yeasts.

(Beer added by: BeerTruth on 04-23-2007)
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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -74.5%

12-24-2011 23:08:07 | More by Marc33
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.5%

09-23-2013 14:43:36 | More by Travcofarms
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -74.5%

07-21-2013 14:49:27 | More by mwbrady12
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travishardy929

New York

1.75/5  rDev -55.4%

08-11-2012 01:25:39 | More by travishardy929
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claspada

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The aroma is quite dusty and grassy, with some orange rind, lemon and wheat. Reminds me of a Biere de Garde or a lighter Bret yeasted (is that a word) beer.

The taste is initially overwhelmingly tart. Was not expecting that but I guess I should have been from the nose. It fades into a lemon/lime/grapefruit bitterness; I am honestly not enjoying these combinations. The finish is bready and slightly funky/yeasty, maybe a touch peppery. As is warms it turns into more of a soapy whit, a style that has never grown much on me.

Overall the flavors are kind of muddled in my opinion and leave a lot to be desired. I appreciate the creativity in the approach but it fell short.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 03:25:24 | More by claspada
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

02-03-2012 19:21:27 | More by chrispoint
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jophish17

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

12-16-2011 23:40:01 | More by jophish17
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PeterParker

New Jersey

2.59/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Volcanic eruption upon opening.

Pours... absolute foam. Can't see any beer. The entire glass is foam. I've never seen anything like this. After a few minutes I can see a fraction of light golden opacity. The color is good, but it's just a glass of foam.

Smells of Belgian yeast, wheat, bubblegum, actually kind of smells skunky.

Nothing impressing me, weaker tasting wheat beer. Slightly more Belgian but nothing special. Salty aftertaste, like prosciutto. A bit funky and skunky.

Ridiculous amount of carbonation, thin and overly bubbly.

Not a really good wheat beer. Would pass on this in the future without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 02:36:40 | More by PeterParker
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atigerlife

Hawaii

2.65/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours auburn, not head, clear, no carb rising. Not a good sign...something could be amiss.

Aroma of wheat, grapes.

Taste has wheat, light hops, spices

Mouthfeel is flat, lifeless.

Overall, I'm going to guess that I got a bad bottle [at least I hope so]. I'd try another just to see if this one was an anomoly.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 03:01:47 | More by atigerlife
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

10-15-2012 02:44:18 | More by t0rin0
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leinie13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-04-2011 14:57:54 | More by leinie13
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BrunEngr

New York

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-27-2014 23:44:46 | More by BrunEngr
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-21-2012 18:41:40 | More by rkcrozier
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hotmanflab666

New York

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-27-2011 17:49:43 | More by hotmanflab666
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-12-2013 10:40:51 | More by ejimhof
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ccrida

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into a stem glass, White Gold is a hazy yellow with a tight, creamy white head

Smell is wheaty, slight citrus, like an unspiced wheat.

Taste is more like a double wit, the same amount of refreshment as a single, but with an extra dose of booze, which stands out to me. Too strong and lacking any compensating complexity, a bit a of a disappointment.

Mouthfeel is very crisp, but heavier, solvent like.

Drinkability is average this is just another strong wheat beer. All the aspects of a nicer thirst quencher, but the overt strength really presents a challenge. I totally forgot there was any brett, it's a total non-factor at this point (no idea of the age, I just bought it in Boston). I had higher hopes, in spite of not caring for TEN, but this was another overpriced, under-producing brew from Excelsior. I'm always a big supporter of any brewer's reserve style beers, but a little QA goes a long way as far as not putting out the first recipe you think of! Not cheap and not to good, 1 and done thank you very much...

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 02:48:06 | More by ccrida
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-14-2013 01:09:42 | More by George2744
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-22-2013 20:54:16 | More by Kelp
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beertunes

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-11-2013 23:37:39 | More by beertunes
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-11-2013 06:32:24 | More by kscaldef
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-27-2013 03:09:53 | More by NYR_Rob
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thearsenal

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-18-2011 18:55:33 | More by thearsenal
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-26-2014 18:42:19 | More by Cubatobaco
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When I bought this I wasn't paying attention that it was going to be a sour ale. The beer poured out as a hazy yellowish gold color with a large fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer had lots of wild yeast sour notes on the nose. I wasn't able to even get much besides that from the beer. The taste of it was also quite sour and really killed off any of the soft wheat flavors that might have been in there before the wild yeast was tossed in. The mouthfeel was a little like champagne, very bubbly and fizzed up inside the mouth. Overall this beer wasn't all that impressive to me. Had I read the label more or something I may not have even bought it.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 01:20:27 | More by Knapp85
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to TomDecapolis for breaking this open. Bottle # 1803...
Appears a hazy, light yellow with a small, white head that quickly fades out. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of fresh wheat, straw, and yeast, along with some citrus and herbs.
Taste echoes the aromas with an herbal, spiced citrus flavor coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yesty, citrusy, with a dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2007 14:08:29 | More by weeare138
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White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.