White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company
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4.19/5 rDev +6.9%
750 ml bottle, Batch E!043. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with at least a couple inch frothy off-white head that stayed around for a very long time. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like bready/wheat malt, lemon peel, floral hops, apples, and some grassiness. It tastes like bready/wheat malt, lemon peel, apricots, grass/hay and some light clove and peppery spice. I like the tartness in this brew, I didn't really expect that so it was a nice surprise. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and is well carbonated. I think this is good , I'd certainly like to try White Gold again in the future. $9.99 a bottle.
12-26-2013 23:47:56 | More by bluejacket74
3.71/5 rDev -5.4%
750ml brown glass bottle with classy descriptive label and papered-over branded pry-off pressure cap acquired via a friend and served into a Guinness stem-goblet in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado, at me annual Christmas tasting. Batch# E!043. 8% ABV confirmed.
Served cold - straight from me fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
Gushes upon opening.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours almost entirely foam/head of white colour. Decent creaminess and thickness. Decent consistency. Fluffy. Head retention is good - about 4-5 minutes.
Body colour is a hazy yellow-orange. Translucent. No floating yeast particles are visible.
Overall, it's a bit hazy for a pale wheat.
Sm: Wheat, farmhouse character (mainly yeast), clove, pale malt, pilsner malt, floral hop character, citrus zest, A bit starchy. Some biscuity Belgian yeast character.
A pleasant aroma of mild strength. Perfumey, soft, and airy.
T: Clove, pale malts, wheat, farmhouse yeast character, pale malts, pilsner malts, and floral hop character. Vague citrus zest. A biteen starchy. Biscuity Belgian character. Great balance. Build is cohesive - nearly gestalt. It's got a hint of sourness, which lends it some nuance. Very intricate for the style.
Above average depth and duration of flavour. Average intensity of flavour.
No alcohol comes through.
Mf: "Bone-dry finish?" Sure. Smooth. Great presence on the palate. Perfect carbonation. Complements the flavour profile well. Nicely soft.
Not oily, astringent, gushed, hot, boozy, or harsh.
Dr: Extremely drinkable. Hides its ABV incredibly. I'd definitely buy it again. More great work from Ithaca. I'd recommend it to friends. Well worth trying. Really solid. I could easily kill more than one bottle in a night.
12-24-2013 03:40:18 | More by kojevergas
4.45/5 rDev +13.5%
a hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of froth white head which gave off extreme amounts of lacing. head dissipation was very slow and even. the smell? well, as funky as brett gets really.. this is one of the most brett forward beers i've smelled.. funky wet hay for sure, manure even, dare i say it.. jasmine flowers, smells pretty damn awesome honestly. very tart in flavor, citrusy lemon peel, with a peppery kick, a skunky barnyard taste that refuses to leave the palate.. the grain bill is hard to figure out as most of the flavors come from the yeast.. there is a very bready characteristic to this. some coriander perhaps.
a medium body beer with a decent amount of carbonation. this is a fantastic beer, and i am honestly shocked at the rating on it.. it's not even a 4? really... this is almost a 5 in my book, and this is coming from a dude who's had a LOT of beers.
09-21-2013 02:54:53 | More by facundoCNB
4.29/5 rDev +9.4%
On tap at Ithaca Beer Company.
Pours a hazy, bright golden yellow. Visible carbonation, with some sediment floating towards the bottom. Large amount of head, 2-3 inches or so. Stays around for a while.
Nice, fresh clean aroma of apple, orange, honey, floral notes.
The taste is similar- lots of green apple, pear, wheat, flowers, honey sweetness, mild black pepper, some funk.
Light, crisp mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation. Alcohol is not present.
One of Ithaca's better new offerings. Loved it.
09-14-2013 04:06:13 | More by GreesyFizeek
White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.