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White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

379 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 44
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerTruth on 04-23-2007

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.
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4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch E!043

750 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Huge foamy, sticky, meringue head. Color of golden straw with bright citrus aromas, peach and lemon that give way to more rustic scents of herbs and grass. Wow, first impression is lots of flavors rolling around the mouth. Very full mouthfeel. Biscuity with a slight lemony spritz. Some peach and apricot, stone fruit flavors abound on the mid-palate and linger on the finish as well. Finishes surprising clean for such a full bodied beer. Not super refreshing but very different and interesting. Drank this at about 55 degrees rather than out of the fridge which seems a better drinking temp for most ales IMHO and I think this one benefits from being slightly warm or cool rather than cold.

Second glass - flavors seemed to integrate a lot more. Man, really enjoying this now. Have to disagree with the bros here, it finishes pretty clean, but more like a fine wine where the stone fruit flavors persist for looong time, but in a good way. It also plenty complex. Seems to get better with each sip. Of course so does everything else :). This is like if wheat beer and Riesling had a baby. Viva la differencia!

Third glass - all the wheat sediment is here obviously. Very, very cloudy and much more spicy. All black pepper and lemon now. Very much Belgian wheat now. Probably the least interesting glass of the bottle, which is for the best since I would have cried when I finished it otherwise.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, I forgot the batch number but it was the most recent, so late 2012-2013ish. Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a huge white head, nice retention and lacing.

S- Lots of bread, wheat and a really nice fruitiness, which is light, lemon/peach and refreshing.

T- Similar to the aroma, lots of light, bready wheat malt and peach, lemon fruitiness. Mild spice.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, dry.

O- A very tasty beer, easy to drink but with delicious, complex flavors. I was pleasantly surprised by this.

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A: into a weizen glass, hazy gold beer with a head as-big-as-ya-want-it of white bubbly mousse foam

S: wheat, lemon, banana; subtle suggestions of herbal flowers and fresh air over grainy meadows

T: tart, fresh, refreshing; lots of wheat and lemon, supported by yeastiness and hops that bring to mind flowery meadows and fields of grain

M: light, crisp, and tingly - mouth puckering for but an instant, then a comforting wash of clean finish

O: what a great beer - well-executed pale wheat ale, like a crisp hefeweizen with a kick.

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White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.