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White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

369 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 42
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of mrandypandy
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle purchased at a Wegmans in Elmira, NY. *sigh*

A- Pours a hazy gold/yellow with a huge creamy white head. Ridiculous lacing, and what appears to be TONS of carbonation.
S- Hmmm. Muddled fruity notes with a touch of farm. Slight citrus.
T- Fruity estery flavors from the start. Fairly sweet with lemons and citrus. Reminds me of a triple without the spicyness. Just a touch of tartness.
M- Medium body, prickly carbonation.
D- Meh. Something about the taste doesn't sit quite right with me. And the high abv starts to assert itself quickly.

Overall - White Gold confuses me. It's like a non-spicy triple, and I really don't get much or any of the wild yeasts the bottle claims. With that being said, it's still a good brew. Appearance is great, solid flavors

mrandypandy, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of Ryan011235
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 8/24/10

Batch E!012

White Gold is indeed gold; vibrant & of a consistent hue. Carbonation was vigorous on the pour, yielding a nearly two finger head. Head retention dropped considerably, though swirling helps maintain it. Droopy lace holds briefly before eventually sliding down. Wispy retention.

Despite being done up with wild yeast, the aroma is strikingly clean & crisp. Sure, there's a present musty, funkiness but, at least initially, it seems pushed to the back. Instead, there are sharp notes of muscat grapes, tart apple & a hint of pear. Subtle spice & earth tones; likely due to the hops. The malts don't seem too prominent, merely offering a general graininess.

The flavor is distinctly tart & wrought with light fruit notes reminiscent of the aroma, especially the apple & grapes. Beyond that is an earthy blend of wheat, grains, herbal foliage & peppery spices that are accented by a hoppy kick & underpinned with a mild funkiness. Said funk is even less pronounced compared to the nose. The tartness subsides a touch after a while, but this remains a well-rounded collection of flavors.

Upon the first sip the carbonation was quite lively. Though the prickliness tames over time, it's still at ample capacity by the end. The body is moderately light, crisp & on point. Residual notes of the flavor profile all linger for a moment. The bottle indicates White Gold finishes "bone-dry." I'll not waste time trying to find a better descriptor.

I find that this beer becomes more enjoyable to drink as it warms & opens up. Still, it's nice to see how it progresses from being chilled. Seemingly drawing influence from a variety of styles (namely American Pale Wheat, Saison & Wild Ale) makes for a unique & interesting, if somewhat unconventional, brew.

Ryan011235, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of StephenRich
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A couple weeks ago a beer by Ithaca Beer Co. stole my heart. The Old Habit, a Strong Rye Ale partially fermented in Rye barrels really took my breath away. It is from Ithica's Excelsior line of beers, and there are more! Last week I pulled the next one out of my collection; the White Gold.

White Gold is a Belgian inspired ale brewed with American barley and hops, French wheat malts, and is fermented with Belgian, English and wild yeast. Ithica claims it to be a Rustic Pale What Ale. Well, it definitely sounds like it. And based on my experience with the Old Habit, I am going to trust them.

Just like all the beers in their Excelsior line, I love the overall branding: the label is very unassuming, but classy and informative; the cap is sealed by a light rubber sleeve, and the wine shaped 750ml bottle exudes great presence.

I opened the White Gold cool around 8C (45F). I didn't want it to be too cold as I would typically open a wheat beer, nor at cellar temperature as I might an imperial Weizen; that would be to warm. This beer though, at 8% abv and brewed with a host of complex yeasts fits somewhere right in the middle to me. I considered it to be where a Belgian Tripel would fit.

The pour was very lively, so I relaxed a touch and let it gently glide into my wide open chalice. Even with a soft and smooth pour, thick amounts of carbonation and life were stirring vigorously in this beer forming a deep orange with much to offer in the way of color. Golden orange and yellows beamed through its opaque body showing light bronze and still more yellow hues. A dense haze clouded the whole beer and touches of chrome blasted through.

A nice and fluffy one inch head was build an a foundation of air and bubbles. The foam was a touch off white with a lot of transparency. It faded to a film on the beer relatively fast. The nose was triumphant with earthy funk, the spicy tartness of blood oranges, sharp vanilla, citrus hops, yeast and more spice. From the middle poured pepper and a creamy elegant sweetness reminiscent of herbal honey and sweet tea. It had almost a bakery fresh scent to it, but was predominantly spicy and earthy. It showed great savory characteristics and proved to be very complex already. The combination of yeasts was working its magic here, no doubt.

The palate opened to me first with a crisp and clean bite of spice, citrus hops, earth, hay field and sweet ripe green fruits. As it inched its way into my mouth the sweetness blended both the flavor of soft vanilla and creamy light caramel with gently tart pear rind, grapefruit zest and blood orange. The yeast characteristics were very powerful bringing loads of complexity, spice and yet more funk.

The funk was quite pleasant though - don't be turned away by it. It adds a very savory and balancing character to the beer, which fades in an out as you choose to focus on it or not. White pepper lightly tickles the sides of your tongue and moves to your cheeks with coriander, clove and the wild effervescence of yeast. Hops too bring citrus and spice to your tongue and eventually show strength throughout your entire palate.

As the beer warmed a touch, it mellowed ever so slightly allowing softer fruit to emerge with apples, pear, maybe some banana and green grapes with the peel. Vanilla was a bit more present now, as was the funk. Tart had come down though and over all the beer appeared more mellow and soothing.

The body was deep and rich with lively carbonation and it was as if you could feel the spiciness in the beer. Deep and rich yes, but its dances across my mouth in a light and playful manner creating an extremely drinkable beer. The finish was dry and still complex but with a fresh hop crispness to help quench your palate.

Another win for Ithica in the Excelsior line. It stood up will to its brother the Old Habit, but wasn't close to driving in the winning run. The spicier, still more complex Belgian Tripels would do it for me a bit better than this, but this was an excellent beer - I would even dare to say a fantastic session beer.

StephenRich, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of beerthulhu
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

-Belgo-American ale. Batch E!022.

A: Poured a hazy lemonade color with light orange hues and an outright explosive carbonation factor that literally looked like a torrential tropical storm inside the glass. Large bran flake like yeast matter race up and down inside the glass in the strong circulating current. The wild yeast was evident upon the pour yielding a quickly evolving snow white rocky head that rose with authority into a towering structure. All the time I was marveling at the beers coloring and head in my glass, unbeknownst to me the bottle was spewing foam like an erupting volcanoe at a steady and fast rate forcing me to run for backup glasses to catch the runoff and do some containment and reclamation effort. The lacing provided an incredible coverage on the glass of large patches of foam after the slow retreat of the head. After more then 5 minutes the effervesce eventually settles down a bit revealing a thick haziness and coloring that was similar to orange juice. An absolute picture perfect example in the glass worthy of any beer mag cover. Perfect regards from me here.

S: Finally into the smell. A little less exciting here then the appearance, which was by itself a hard act to follow. Soft wheat and lemon peels first appear. Soft herbal notes and light hints of whole tangerines mix well together. Decent, albeit a bit light in strength considering the effervesce which I thought would bring more to the surface.

T: The flavor brings forth soft wheat and lemon peels much like the nose. Bready with citrus and soft grapefruit notes deliver a wet feel. Citric oranges, with some sage delivers some earthy and musky notes. The finish finds a some acidity and wet citric hops and lemonade quench that leaves with a bright zing and tart bite. Overall the flavor was incredibly smooth and very easy.

M: After the initial outpour of effervesce the palate appeared soft and luscious with a good fullness to it, almost like orange juice, that was slightly tart, smooth and viscose. A smooth, tart lemonade like quality graces the tongue on the swallow.

D: No way this is 8.0%abv is my first though, feeling more at home like a 5% session. Exceptionally smooth tart summer time quencher with session like attributes that I could easily drink all day if not for the alcohol. A fairly high abv with an incredibly smoothness of a 5% session and one I could drink more of and more often.

beerthulhu, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of yourefragile
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25 oz bottle, Batch E!008, poured into a snifter.

This was a tasty, mildly interesting beer that doesn't really fit nicely into a particular style. The trappist yeast lends a distinctly Belgian sweetness to the flavor and the wild yeasts provide a layer of mustiness, though not outright funk. On top of that there is a strong citric sweetness like an APA. Appearance is a cloudy, straw golden yellow with a retentive bubbly white head with minimal lacing. Body is thick and creamy smooth, with mild carbonation that leaves a sloppy wet and musty finish. Aroma is dominated by the earthy and musty notes much more so than the flavor is with little presence of the yeast or fruitiness. Extremely drinkable and refreshing, but kind of sloppy and not very well balanced. Now to find a fresh bottle...

yourefragile, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of AleWatcher
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed in a hurry-- typed up from notes.

Pours a bright orangey hinted color with a 3 finger white frothy head. Smells of lemon peels, oranges, and slight apple notes.

Huge carbonation level.

Some spicy and sweet wheat notes amongst the aforementioned fruits. A crisp finish is refreshing and delicious.

The body is light and airy. I could finish this 750 ML bottle by myself with great ease!

This is really a great pale what ale. I would be happy to grab a 12 pack of this and stock my fridge-- sadly, it isn't available in small bottles, and even more sadly, it isn't available within 900 miles of where I live.

AleWatcher, Jul 28, 2010
Photo of BeerZack
4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml E!022
Hazy golden orange color with billowy white head that for a minute had me thinking Gusher! however, its just fine... more than fine...
At once smells both hoppy and tart. Skunky noble hops, grapefruity orange-apricot American hops, juicy grape, and a lemony lactic twinge. Nice.
Sweet and fruity, an almost tutti frutti or juicy fruit flavor dominates, followed by tangy orange and tropical fruit juicy tartness which finishes on a dry, hoppy and slightly bretty finish. Very surprising, in an interesting and pleasant way!
Thick juicy mouthfeel goes really well with natural citrus fruity flavors and aroma. Very sessionable and interesting beer, supremely drinkable. Comparable to a Fantome saison, tart, but delicately balanced.

BeerZack, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been waiting for a good day to crack this monster, and after a loooong day of work, and getting my new Droid X tomorrow, perfect time.

A: A huge fluffy head rises up and fades semi quickly, but at 3 fingers it'll still take a while. The beer is a slightly hazy golden orange nectar colored.

N: Interesting, somewhat sweet, with almost a honey or nectar like aroma, sweet malts, lots of wheat to the point where the wheat itself is adding sweetness. Then some earthy bitter hops add a ESB style hoppy bitter aroma that is grassy, earthy and light. Then some yeasty aromas, even a touch of dry wild yeast slightly.

T: Sweet malts start, some fruits as well, apple, a little peach even, lots of wheat as well. Enough malts to make it sweet enough, but not overpowering. A very light booze warmth too. Some light dry wild yeast flavors, but not funky, just a saison like farmhouse. Some light pale hops too, little mild grassy and slightly earthy.

M: Medium to lighter body with tons of carbonation.

F: Somewhat bitter, not a lot, with touch of lingering spicy earthy grassy mild hops. Mostly dry on the finish, pretty dry in fact. A dry saison farmhouse finish that has a slight wheat finish as well, and some lingering stickiness like it was a memory left in the wake of the dryness. A little bit of the lingering fruit as well, but not a lot. There's also a touch of a booze lingering.

jlindros, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: At first the beer poured clear yellow in color with a high amount of carbonation; towards the end of the bottle the beer became cloudy with floating yeast particles and the amount of carbonation became reduced.
S: There are aromas of grainy malts, oranges, peppery spices and wheat in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the aroma along with some notes of apples. The beer has a very mild amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and relatively smooth on the palate.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and the alcohol is very well hidden.

metter98, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer review from BA Mag Aug 2007.

Part of Ithaca's new Excelsior! series of bold, hand-bottled, bottle-conditioned beers. Brewed as a Belgo-American Ale with domestic barley, French wheat malts, Saaz and Santiam hops and a Trappist ale yeast. This is bottle #78 from the April 2007 release.

This beer is cloudy and dirty blonde in color, with a fantastic pure white foam head that laces and sticks to the end. Hints of sugar, peppery alcohol and peach in the nose. Tight carbonation creams up on the palate, with a medium body beneath and some gritty grain tannins. Malts are bit one-dimensional, with a biscuity edge and lots of husky tannins. What stands out the most is the sweetness and the alcohol base, showing spicy and more peppery notes. There's some peach-like fruitiness going on, as well as a light leafy back, while hops come to play with herbal and floral characters here and there. Tannic and dry in the finish.

White Gold definitely defies today's style guidelines, which isn't a bad thing. It's basically a Belgian Tripel meets an American Wheat--it's good, but it could be great if it finished a bit cleaner and offered a bit more depth of malt.

BeerAdvocate, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # E!012

A: pours a slightly hazy, yellowish-orange color
S: mild nose, a bit of hops and some funk
T: very refreshing, a smattering of malt some hops and funk and yeast to balance it out, decent beer, some Belgian traits are there but somewhat mild and very easy drinking, doesn't taste at all like an 8 % beer
M: very clean, mild
D: very drinkable, especially for a warm summer day
(low 80s in Milwaukee today)

wisrarebeer, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - It pours a very orange hue with creamy white froth and spotty lace. The carbonation is very active, and there is obvious sediment.

S - The aroma is comprised of an oak-lemon-zesty fusion rounded out by a little sour-dry malt and some grassy hop.

T - The taste is quite similar to the nose, with the addition of some light funk to the lemon zest. Not funk like wild bugs or Brett, but just more like musty earthiness. This brew says it is a "Rustic Wheat Ale," and it certainly is living up to the rustic part.

M - Lighter-bodied, quite effervescent, dry finish.

D - This is an interesting beer, fairly tasty, and quite refreshing. It is not phenomenal, however, as some of the Excelsior! Series are...

ktrillionaire, Jun 15, 2010
Photo of sulldaddy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cellar temp bottle poured into a weizen glass. the beer pours mostly bright clear gold in color with some chunky white particles at the end of the pour. Thin tightly packed, creamy bleached white head foams up and remains as a sturdy surface layer. Aroma is citrusy lemon and wheat breadiness but also a bit of grassy hops.
First sip reveals a surprisingly light and refreshing body for an 8% abv brew. Flavor is sweet malt with some twangy wheat and light citrus notes. A little bit of general fruitiness.
No hint of ABV and the hops have disappeared as well.
A very drinkable and refreshing beer for a warm June day!

sulldaddy, May 29, 2010
Photo of mgbickel
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 750 ml bottle a few ways. Poured into a regular water glass. Formed a thick, fluffy butter cream colored head that lasted a while and stuck to the sides of the glass. The body is a hazy, deep, yellow/goldenrod color.

The nose has some wheat and some pale ale characteristics. You can pick up some fruit sweetness, honey, hops and belgian funk.

The flavors are similar to the nose. Add in some citrus undertones as well as a little spice in the finish.

Medium mouth feel, somewhat drying with moderate carbonation.

This is a pretty unique beer that is worth picking up.

mgbickel, May 26, 2010
Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just read my review of the beer on draft, which I had down the street at my local. I'm still surprised to hear that it was referred to as a sour but it is a very interesting beer that I'm not sure how i'd classify it.

American Pale Wheat Ale would work a little better if it was American Pale Wheat Strong Ale. Almost like a wheaty Duvel. I like this beer a lot. Very pale colored beer and head. Very frothy head...all like Duvel. Flavor is also very belgiany (maybe from the wheat more than the yeast) but this beer is very good. I'll get it again.

david18, May 16, 2010
Photo of corby112
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

Pours a dark golden orange/yellow ripe banana color with golden orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger off-white, slightly yellowish frothy head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves a few chunks of soapy lacing behind.

Slightly funky, earthy aroma with a prominent crisp, light fruit character along with some earthy and citrus hops, honey, bready yeast, sugar and peppery spice. Hints of apple and pear add to the sweetness of the honey, sugar and citrus notes. There is a lot going on here and it smells like a hybrid of a few different styles.

On the fuller side of medium bodied with tight tickling carbonation up front that lingers over the creamy, yet sweet body into a long dry finish. There is a nice hoppy and spicy presence up front with hints of citrus fruit and earthy pine which is excellently balanced by a sweet crisp fruit character, slight alcohol heat and bready yeast. Hints of apple, pear, grape and banana along with some zesty peppery spice and coriander. Very complex and flavorful with a long dry finish that leave e craving another sip. The alcohol is very faintly evident but at 8% the ABV is excellently masked, making this beer dangerously drinkable. Excellent!

corby112, May 12, 2010
Photo of thekevlarkid
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off tap at the brewing company this beer was a hazy golden color with a billowing, three-fingers-worth of lemon-tinted head. The retention was good, and the head became rocky over time, leaving sticky lacing. The aroma was of lemons, spicy hops, a little pepper with a slightly musty note of yeast. The flavors were fairly light for 8.5% but refreshing. Tart in a way similar to lemon zest further accentuated by the spiciness of Saaz hops with a background of earthy malt and a good presence of Belgian yeast. Nice wheat notes but more advanced than that. The mouthfeel was good, the carbonation appropriate and the body medium/light.

thekevlarkid, Apr 06, 2010
Photo of mynie
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours pretty into a Westvketeren chalice, rocky white head atop thick, dense gold wheatness.

Smells sweet, sour, and spicy. Trifecta of Belgianyness, right there. Basically, combine the heavy yeast of something like a Duvel along with medium-strength American hefe and toss in some wild yeast sourness and this is what you get.

Tastes delightful. Refreshing. It's like a really good saison only also a really good wheat and then there's some wild ale sour backing everything up in the back end.

Adventurous and magnificently crafted.

mynie, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Teresa's Next Door for their Ithaca night, in a wide mouthed glass.

Hazy haystack yellow with some white gold intertwined, I wish I had my pinky ring to compare. A decent sized bubbly vanilla white froth on top before depleating, aww shucks. No lacing and it's impossible to see through.

White gold went through alot of odor changes in a short amount of time. Cold, there is a barley/wheat mix going on. In the middle the hops come into play giving earth. Close to room temp at the end lemon and oranges burst with zest.

This is a great APWA. It has so much going for it. Malted barley and a big dosing of wheat up front that does not stick around. Some hops giving some leafy, earth like taste mixing nice with the wheat. In the middle citrus with lemons and oranges. After some time some bready yeast with some barnyard attributes. Kinda Berliner Weisse like.

A medium bodied beer with a good amount of carb coming from the tap. WG comes off crisp in the beginning before it warms and dies down. I would say the wheat and lemon stay with me the longest, but none of the flavors over welcome their stsy.

This stuff is the tits. I had this before on tap about a year ago to the date of this writing and I like it even more now. I'm not sure if that's due to the keg being a bit older and the yeast kicking in a bit,(supposodly their is some wild yeast in this) but I would kill to have this on tap at my house in the springtime.

BARFLYB, Mar 06, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle brought over by a good friend.
Pours a cloudy light amber, nearly yellow.
Smells of Lemon zest, citrus hops, wheat dryness iwht slight belgian funk and a little bit of sour notes.
Thast is sweet from wheat malt. Citrusy lemon zest notes ring out along with some tart sweetness and some sweet apple hints in the backbone accompaning caramel malts,
Very smooth body in mouthfeel and easy to drink overall.

chaz410, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of Metalmonk
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch E!012. Poured into a Moinette goblet.

Eventually, after the crazy foam dies down in the bottle and some air gets in there, what comes out and into the glass is a supremely creamy head that's firm and just completely gorgeous. The hazy faded-peach color is also quite beautiful. Can't imagine a beer of this type looking much better.

Nose is completely Belgian in character. Straw/hay earthiness; farmy/funky yeast; citrus fruit; hints of tartness. Pervading mineral vibe.

Fairly strong mineral taste, like sucking on a penny; lemony tartness abounds; crisp green apple; pear; peach; earthy yeast, nearly dirty but not quite inhaling-in-the-horse-stall level; wheat offers a gentleness of flavor and texture; 8% alcohol offers up a slight warmth, just enough to feel it and add a certain spicy flair. Tart and mineral flavors are dominant, but balanced just enough to impress rather than overwhelm.

Gentle caress from very small and polite bubbles; crisp and dry yet creamy and round, which seems impossible, but it's true. Wonderful mouth.

I'm not sure "American Pale Wheat Ale" does this beer justice. "Saison/Farmhouse" is probably closer to what White Gold evokes. A delicate yet fairly complex beer, one I'm totally glad I picked up on a whim at Wegmans in Syracuse, NY.

Metalmonk, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of jampics2
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice pour from Tony - thanks, man!

Huge head (as in this was creeping out of the bottle). Cloudy, nice looking beer.

Smell is really nice - tart wheat, clean yeast, and some fruity esters. Citrus and wild scents dominate.

Taste is good but a little underwhelming. Granny Smith apples, sweet and tart Belgian yeast esters, a touch of horseblanket, hops, mango, and coconut all make appearances. I love how this combines all these flavors, but it falls just a hair short of top grades.

Nice amount of body and GREAT carb on this one. Overall, it was nice, but I felt like it was just missing something (or maybe I was). A nice offering, but I'll take others from Ithaca over this any day.

jampics2, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of mikereaser
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle on 8/7/09

A - pours a clear golden orange with a big 3 finger foam that stuck around for a long time

S - fruity citrus aroma, wheat and some funk

T - bready wheat taste up front with dried fruit coming through along with a bit of funk

M/D - very light & crisp, very drinkable but the flavor is lacking a little, i was definitely expecting more

mikereaser, Jan 05, 2010
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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brilliant hazy gold color with great carboantion and a big pillowy head. Nose is dry, wheat, hops, with yeast, honey, light floral and citrus notes. Taste is wheat, honey, light citrus, small dose of hops and some good ol belgian yest. Mouthfell is crisp, clean and refreshing. Drinkability is very good.

barleywinefiend, Dec 10, 2009
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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy amber in color. Pours with half inch head good lacing. Nondescript smell. Strong taste of citrus which lasts throughout. Aftertaste is not bitter. Average drinkability. Slightly on the heavy side for the beer type. Suprisingly high abc of eight percent

Nascartailgatefa, Nov 22, 2009
White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.