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White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

328 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.52%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Nascartailgatefa

New York

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

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2009 01:49:38 | More by Nascartailgatefa
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Given my normal antipathy toward Ithaca, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer.

Pours a clear yellow with a thin head and slight lacing. The aroma is persimmony, with the familiar sting of Pilsener malt with maybe a little floral hops in there somewhere. The flavor is sweet, pineapply, with a hint of white grape. It has a wheaty finish with a thin but refreshing mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2008 00:58:50 | More by Seanibus
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Delaney's in New Haven, CT. Served in a snifter.

A hazy straw/gold color with a one finger bone white head. A good amount of carbonation and a small amount of sticky lacing.

Spicy clove and white pepper, bubble gum, lemon, orange peel, and biscuity yeast.

Pepper and clove up front with the yeast and citrus flavors coming in to balance it all out. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Well-balanced is this beers middle name.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. Body is a little heavier than it looks.

Drinks very well. Smooth and fulfilling all the way. This guy is a winner.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2008 13:12:28 | More by ColForbinBC
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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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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer as part of a night of beer tasting. 750ml bottle E!047 batch. Claims to be a Belgian American Ale. Using French and American Malts, US Hops but with the kicker being Belgian, English and wild Yeast. This is ever so appearant when poured into a glass. Inches of foam appear unlike any American beer I have had. It paralells Duvel or a Belgian Quad with the amount of foam that lingers after the pour. Way more foam than actual liquid; which is something I happen to admire in a beer. The liquid hangs there as hazy unfiltered golden color. Herbal and fruit but definite unfiltered wheat characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 02:08:46 | More by Ryanm1
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 23:47:56 | More by bluejacket74
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kojevergas

Texas

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

High B

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 03:40:18 | More by kojevergas
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 02:54:53 | More by facundoCNB
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Gwalchgwynn67

New York

4.24/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 03:11:30 | More by Gwalchgwynn67
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 23:25:33 | More by WillCarrera
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Greywulfken

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 17:13:30 | More by Greywulfken
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utopiajane

New York

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours perfectly. Straw color, lemon yellow, sun kissed gold with a white head of foam that fell fast to a thick cap. Great lace. It had a bouquet that filled the nose. Traditional Belgian nose. Yeasty, barnyard, horse blanket, musty, pepper, and ripe fruit. Apples and white grapes with a touch of lemon, & caramel malt. What was missing, if you want to think that it was missing, was bubblegum and banana. No alcohol on the palate either. This drank well. it was dry, crisp and the ripe fruit washed over the palate juicy and a little tart. It drank like dry white wine. Earthy and bright. The malt stood up in the glass and was not weak. The beer had a fine balance. Prickly carbonation so it wasn’t soft but the mouthfeel was pretty good. It’s traditional Belgian. Refreshing and lively.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 12:20:21 | More by utopiajane
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ThomasMetal75

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Murky yellow . Lots of head! Bottle was screaming with carbonation.

S- Sour, musty, barnyard filled with horses. Acidic with floral hops.

T- Key words to describe this:
Earthy, grassy, with tart fruitiness and light sour notes. Finish is clean, pretty dry. But it doesn't completely dry your mouth. Floral hop taste is detected, but not real bitter. As it warms, this floral/spicy hop presence is more pronounced. Slight alcohol warmth is detected on the tongue.

M- Real easy to drink. Silky smooth.

Overall, this does taste like a Belgian beer and a refreshing wheat beer mixed together! This is a little too sour to be what I want on a hot day, but real good regardless!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:30:58 | More by ThomasMetal75
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prototypic

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

White Gold pours a light gold, almost straw color. It’s very hazy. Backlighting brightens things up a bit and gives it more of a true gold look. An incredible, foamy white head tops it. Carbonation looks very active as it stands about four fingers tall. It’s extremely slow to recede. Never completely dissipates. Lacing was very, very thick and sticky. Thick waves cling to the glass as it descends. Looks really good!

The nose is quite good. It’s very earthy, grainy, and musky up front. Wild yeast is easily noted, although it’s not really funky. Light lemon is apparent. Belgian yeast also has a notable presence. It definitely spices things up quite a bit. Pepper seems like the most notable scent. Some grassy notes emerge. Smells like it might be attributable to hops. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but is blended pretty well.

The flavor is impressive. It is earthy and grainy up front. There’s a little malt sweetness there, but earthy notes predominate. It’s definitely musky. Wild yeast doesn’t add a funky flavor, but it’s definitely musky. It’s a nice complement to the grainy notes and tastes good. I like it. Lemon and white grapes round out its fruity side. Belgian yeast is very tasty and brings a really nice spicy flavor to the mix. Pepper and light clove are noted. Grassy, earthy hop notes emerge late and are a nice touch. Alcohol doesn’t seem to be much of a factor. It’s masked well. Finishes earthy, grainy, musky, and spicy.

White Gold has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is active, but the bubbles feel rather soft. For a bigger beer, it goes down easily. This one won’t last long.

White Gold is a nice addition to the Excelsior Series. It’s a tasty beer that definitely has more depth and character than you might expect. I wouldn’t fewer bubbles, but that’s my only small complaint. Good stuff. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 03:42:53 | More by prototypic
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Hoyt for bringing this bottle to our last get together

A - foam exploded out of this one as soon as it was opened, it took quite a while to settle down; poured a hazy yellow with a big, frothy, white head that had great retention

S - very peppery and spicy

T - peppery, spicy, herbal hops, husky, lemon, straw

M - medium bodied, crisp, faint warming alcohol

This is one of the more complex and flavorful wheat ales I've ever had. The use of three different yeasts really imparts some tremendous spice. There is a noticeable hop character that is very complementary. I really very glad I got to try this one. If I could get Ithaca in NC, I would definitely get another bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 10:51:13 | More by tdm168
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AlexanderSelby

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge huge huge bubbly head. Kind of fun, but a little excessive. My first pour was very clear with a golden hue, my second was hazy straw-colored. Smells of tart fruit, like plums and cherries, and a hint of malty musk. Begins with a bright snap on the front of your tongue, smooths out in the middle, and then bounces to a almost sour tang on the finish.

A bright beer with a certain funk that is intriguing. Zippy and smooth at the same time, which is a nice surprise.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 00:17:17 | More by AlexanderSelby
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lovindahops

New York

4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decided to pull a white gold out of the cellar.

A- floaties galore in this hazy dark orange of a brew. Marshmallow frosting head of foam with lacing all of the edges.

S- massive bready yeast with zest and herbal spices. Lemon and almost a grains of paradise scent.

T- good Belgian taste with spicy, fruity hops. Musty and somewhat dry on the finish

M- good creamy flavor with strong carbonation

O- an enjoyable cross between a Belgian style and wheat ale. Glad I have another one down stairs

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 00:19:17 | More by lovindahops
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flexabull

California

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Gibby, thanks again!

From notes...

Pours a bright hazy gold color with a pretty nice bright white head.

Aromas are dusty and floral with some light Belgian yeast notes.

Taste is soft, with creamy sweetness up front. Beer then settles into some yeasty flavors and lemon zest. Finish is crisp, doughy, with a sugary and slightly bitter bite. Comes off to me as being while tasty, also kind of simple.

Mouthfeel is as mentioned soft also nicely carbonated.

Overall, a pretty nice refreshing and easy drinking beer. However, I was hoping for better when I read the description on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 03:38:18 | More by flexabull
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alexkeil

New York

3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch # E!040
Pours a deep golden color with fluffy white head that persists around the edges. A bit hazy around the edges but somewhat clear for a wheat beer.
The aroma is wheat and pilsner malt, noble hops, and a slight meringue like sweetness.
The flavor is wheat malt and peppery alcohol, with leafy hops. Slightly hot but better as it warms. Highly carbonated and slightly prickly from the alcohol.
If it wasn't for the noticeable alcohol this would be alot like a belgian triple with wheat. An enjoyable beer only slightly overpriced.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 23:58:23 | More by alexkeil
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, batch E!015(says copyright 2008 on the bottle). Pours hazy golden amber color with a fairly dense 2-3 finger white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grape, lemon, apricot, earth, tart apple, herbal, wheat, bread, hay, and funk. Some pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of grape, lemon, apricot, apple, herbal, coriander, earth, funk, grass, and hay. Lingering notes of grape, lemon, apricot, grass, hay, and herbal on the finish for a while. A lot of malty flavors with good complexity; and no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much no warming noticed at all on the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial wheat ale. Nice complexity and flavor balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. This has held up well for the age. Really enjoyable stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 02:18:17 | More by superspak
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jsanford

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of thecpj. Cheers!

A - Pours a hazy orange-gold with a dense, creamy white head that settles to a solid cap, leaving soapy lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Crisp aromas of wheat, toasted malt, orange and lemon peel hops, and earthy Brettanomyces. Nice and floral, reminds me a bit of a highly-hopped Saison with Brett.
T - Surprisingly tart, with a juicy lemon peel and orange character that is follows by more earthy, fairly funky, Brettanomyces, toasted grain, and a long-lasing bitterness. A pretty neat beer, "rustic" was a nice word to describe it.
M - Smooth and creamy, with a medium body , solid carbonation, and a pleasantly dry finish.
O - A nice blend of numerous beer styles, and it's always nice when Ithaca does a Brett beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 04:00:55 | More by jsanford
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty pale yellow color ale with a super huge foamy head with perfect retention and loads of lacing. Aroma consists of Brett and light sour notes with light dry floral ester. Taste is a complex mix between some nice wheat malt with loads of floral notes and some sour and light funky yeast from the Brett yeast strain. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This really hits a bunch of stuff I like in beers, i.e. wheat malt, dry hoppy notes and Brett. I would love to have access tot his on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 20:27:01 | More by Phyl21ca
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

E!035

A: Very obviously highly carbonated with a gigantic glass filling fluffy off-white head. This will take a few pours to get a glassful. Foam starts creeping out of the bottle as well. Frothy, whipped head sits on a peachy/orangey golden with plenty of haze & steady clouds of small bubbles that quickly rise to the head, bounce off, & cascade back down. Head turns rocky with greate retention and gobs of amazing lace. Gorgeous. Second half of bottle is cloudy but still glowing golden.

S: Slightly tart lemon on the surface with some sweeter stone fruit deeper down and touches of juicy orange/tangerine and a fair bit of tropical fruit mix that is focused on pineapple. Fruity citrus blends into rind & herbal & softly spicey hop character. Earthy yeast with a hint of funk and more tartness. Just noticeable dry & grainy malt with touches of biscuit, toasty grain, and a kiss of candi pils sweetness.

T: Like the nose, but less fruity and more robust, burly, and earthy / funky. Opens with lemon tartness, citrus rind, & a hint of juicier fruit (apricot / pineapple / & white grape skin) and a hint of pils malt sweetness. A touch of dry & toasty biscuit appears as the softer notes fade, and then gives way as well when lemon, ring, & tartness return with strength. Fairly firm bitterness is present as spicy, herbal, & earthy hop character joins the fray. Mild phenolics as well. Earthy note gets a bit funky &peppery in the finish with a hint of barnyard. Gets more orangey and spicy as it warms.

M: This might actually be medium body, but with the plentiful and active carbonation, and the tart and slightly acidic bit, it seems lighter. It appears to have some residual sugars and opens juicy. Then the bit of pucker come in and leads to a rustic drying finish – bite, effervescence, & acid/tartness forward – and earthy spice at the back. Quenching and cleansing.

D: Eclectic blend of style components is what this one is, but it all blends super well and is very appealing. Franco-Belgian-American-wit-wild-triple-saison-BPA-APA-APWA. . . . WTF, this is just nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 22:04:45 | More by SickGnar
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FosterJM

California

4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1119th Review on BA
Bottle to Stemmed Tulip
750 Ml
2011

Batch E!031

Thanks to Cpabeer and Stormking47 for the gift.

App- A very vibrant orange with a ton of yellow mixed in. A slow forming 1 finger white head left quickly with no cling or lace but left a 1/8" ring of bubbles.

Smell- A good mix of a lot of things. Yeasty, floral, citrus, funk, barn, hay and its a APWA. Go fiqure!

Taste- I really enjoyed this beer. I liked the layering of different flavors from the wheat to the funk and hay notes and then to a little bit of apple juice and to the different wild yeast notes. Was very different and very tasty.

Mouth- A thin medium body and a medium carbonation with residual apple juice and funk with some good yeast notes.

Drink- Many things going on in this glass and I really enjoyed it. Yeasty, funky, fruity and floral. I would love another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 03:12:09 | More by FosterJM
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mindspin315

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice huge white head poured out which settled to a thin layer on top. Slightly hazy gold, orange, and yellowish body. Some lacing and lots of carbonation streaming up the glass. Some floaties swirling around as well.

Mild farmhouse like funk sits behind lemon, yeast esters, oranges, citrus zest, and a touch of fresh doughy bread.

Tastes a lot like a slightly sour orange juice. A little of the wild yeast flavors come through at the middle and carry through the finish. Slightly chalky mouthfeel, tart, some lemon rind/light floral flavors, carbonation glides across the palate, and drys out quite a lot in the finish.

This is an easy drinking beer...especially at 8%, not tasting/feeling like it is over 5%. I would love the wild yeast to play a bigger part here. I wish it were to over take this beer. This would be an amazing base beer to a huge sour overhaul. All in all I find this to be very enjoyable and have plenty of really good qualities. A unique take on a wheat beer and is not like any Belgian-American beer in the same style category.

[88/100]

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 06:57:31 | More by mindspin315
White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.