White Gold - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

388 Ratings
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83
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 45
Gots: 43 | 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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Photo of stimulus
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch E!025.
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head.
S: Light spices and light hops.
T: Spices, flavorful hops, citrus, wheat, leading to a sweet finish.
M: Well carbonated, light bodied, crisp finish.
O: Wow, I wish this weren't so high in alcohol! It is dangerously drinkable, and the only reason I wouldn't buy it in bulk because of the high price tag and quick, yet unnoticeable, buzz from the high ABV.

Photo of chaz410
3.99/5  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.

Photo of zoolzoo
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Incredibly active beer. Bubbly, with a frothy white head that grows and will not dissipate. Almost annoying as far as head retention.

S: Lemon, pepper, grassy hops. Also a bit musty.

T: Interesting play of wheat malt and yeasty spice. Lemon translates from the nose, approaching tart but never really gets there. The finish is extremely dry, bitter sharpness, almost harsh.

M: Light, high carbonation

O: Interesting beer, good play on American and Belgian aspects. Unfortunately, the finish is disappointing.

Photo of SirSketch
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Whoa, it's a gusher! Settles out to a bright gold color and a rocky, fizzy white head.

S - Starts out with a saison-like yeast and multi-grain bread aroma, but once stirred, an explosion of citrus and lemongrass hops come out, as well as the smell of white grape juice.

T - For a split second, a clean malt taste emerges, but it is quickly pummeled by a sour grape juice flavor, much like an oxidized white wine left out in the open overnight. Past that, an herbal hoppiness.

M - The one redeeming quality about this beer is the dry finish and light palate.

O - If you can get past the odd souring white wine flavor, it is not too bad. I would suggest using a different blend of 'wild' yeast, as the current ones aren't cutting it.

Photo of PBoegel
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch # E! 31 (not entirely sure where that puts it in terms of freshness, but I'll draw some rough conclusions below).

Probably off, no definitely off to have this beer in the American Pale Wheat style, they are definitely gunning for a sour beer with the potential to develop deeper or more pronounced sourness with time.

Appearance is hazy, wit beer look, slightly orange-yellow glowing hue, the head is fizzy white and dense to start but breaks with some moderate lacing on the glass wall.

Aroma seemed a bit muted, but my honker was not 100% on last night. Some sour cherry, granny smith apple, hay, mint, black tea, and traces of tart citrus. A bit of crisp tangy wheat surfaces after a few sniffs and sips.

The flavor profile was very contrasting, tangy and zesty hops, some tart wheat and citrus upfront, then a deep lasting finish that was very tart with lemon, granny smith apple and goat cheese.

I liked more the mouthfeel and what this beer was trying to do than the aroma and flavor characteristics. It has an intense flourish of both crispy bitterness and tangy sour. It finishes very dry and palate cleansing. The sour lingers a bit long.

I don't know how well this beer would develop over time as the hop character fades, I think it would drift into a deeply sour realm with little else, I like the initial balance effort and think this beer would probably be its best extremely fresh, my guess is this bottle is probably a few months old, not exactly a terribly old beer, but the hops and malt would play better I suspect.

Photo of MrMonkey
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright gold with three+ fingers of creamy, frothy white head that fades slowly leaving some thick chucks of lace behind.

Smell is orange zest, Belgian yeast, a hint of green apple, white pepper, clove, and melon.

Taste begins with some citrus and yeast up front, along with some peppery spice. There's some clove lingering in the back throughout. Sour apple comes in mid-palette, along with some overripe melon and peach flavors. Finishes rather crisp and dry.

Medium-bodied and well-carbonated mouthfeel.

Wheat beers are not always my favorite, but this was quite tasty and enjoyable.

Photo of codewarrior
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL Poured into a Balloon. Bottle reads Batch# E!025.

This is my second bottle of White Gold, which to my mind is pretty close to the title beer. One of my favorite wheat beers, and one of the fruitier beers I've had in general. Always goes great with a meal.

L: Cloudy, hay-colored with inches of sea-foam head. Looks pretty good as far as these things go, unfiltered and tasty.

S: Smells like it looks, hazy, with hints of grape in back and wheat on-top of wheat up front. Slightest touch of funk from the yeast swirled into the pour.

T: Cutting fresh what up front, cut by a layer of funk. Finish gives way to grapes with a bubbly lingering wheat-sweet.

F: Perfectly carbonated, light and crisp. Great feel here.

D: Easy drinking and complex for what it is, without stepping too far outside the constraints of a simple wheat beer. I'm a fan.

Photo of OldSchoolGamer
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the third Ithaca I have had that comes in the large champaign bottles. I have had Brute, Ten, and this one is White Gold. Here is my review:

A: Initially, this one pours a nice, clear golden yellow. But once you get to the yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle, it makes the beer cloudy and opaque as it creates a lava lamp effect once poured. Head was a bright, white color and was quite large. It does dissipate rather quickly and leaves nice soapy lacing on the glass. One of the most unique looking beers I have seen I a while.

S: Smells very tart and fruity. Some green apple and maybe lemon. Some grain in the aroma as well.

T: The tartness carries over in the taste. Sour fruits like green apple, lemon, and maybe some honeydew in there as well. A slight vinegar component as well. I do not get much wheat in the taste. Pretty good overall though. Just a little lacking in complexity and character.

M: Medium to light bodied with a nice crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Almost champaign like.

D: Drinks very easily. Not something I could drink very often, but an enjoyable brew overall. Nothing harsh or off-putting about the beer at all.

Of the three Ithaca Excelsior! beers I have had, this one is my least favorite. It seemed a little lacking in complexity, but still is a very enjoyable beer. Definetly worth checking out, but if you have a choice, go with either Ten or Brute as they are superior brews overall.

Photo of Sam21
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle purchased for $10. Batch number E!025. I’m interpreting that to mean Excelsior (E!) January 25th, but I could be wrong. Poured into a tulip.

Appearance – Bright gold body with a very slight haze. White head with good retention. Leaves sheets of lace as it recedes to a thin suds.

Smell – Lemon acidity, wheat, apricots, and vineger. There is also a moderate yeasty spice, but the lemon really commands your attention.

Taste – The acidity is much more integrated into the beer than the smell would make you think. Things open with medicinal phenols, soft bready wheat, and yeasty spice. The sour lemon notes cuts through the spice and drives things home into a wheat and spice filled finish. Bitterness cuts through the acidity, is moderate and herbal. Very dry finish. This beer is a very unique creation. The wheat malts create a nice backdrop for the fruitiness, acidity, herbal bitterness, and spice to make their stand. There is a musty funk that lingers throughout, but is not a prominent player. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel – The Belgian yeast makes its stand in the mouthfeel. Medium body with soft, light, and full carbonation.

Drinkability – If I could describe this beer in one sentence, I would say, White Gold is a blend of a Belgian saison, a witbier, and a German Berliner weiss. A truly unique beer that has a lot going on. Ithaca describes it as a Rustic Pale Wheat Ale and I have to agree.

Photo of StephenRich
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of xpimptastikx
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle provided from charlesw as an extra! Batch E!012

A - The first pour reveals hazy light golden beer with a large white head that dissipates quickly. A layer of sediment sits at the bottom of the bottle, and a layer around the cap. The next pour should be nice.

S - Coriander, pepper, orange peel, and other citrus.

T - Starts off simple, but once it warms up and you have a few sips, you start to enjoy the depth of it. Sweet with a good amount of spice and pepper. Lemony cloves finish the sip with a little tartness as well.

M/D - A nice level of carbonation with a taste that keeps you going back for more. My first 7oz pour is already gone...

Photo of selecter70
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was excited i grab this one up the other day, expecting some much more than it ended up being. This pale wheat with Franco-Belgian leanings & some nice brett-funk s=certainly looked the part. It poured a lovely cloudy pale yellow with good bubbles & a 1" white fluffy head, but little lacing. The aroma was nice, complex in its lemon, orange peel, white pepper & grassy herbal notes. The taste was crisp, medium bodied but meh in flavor. There were light notes of grainy yeast, sour hop edges & farm malts, but only if really paying attention. Overall, kinda bland for something so promising. I wouldn't turn it down, but I probably wouldn't seek it out again.

Photo of busterthecat
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle split. Batch: E!031

A- Pours a bright golden hue. A nice bright white head forms and stays around for a while. Good head retention through session.

S- An initial light dish soap aroma that does disperse. Berries, citrus, hay, wheat and sweetness do come through. A slight zesty tang.

T- Taste is similar to aroma. Lots of citrus and hay. Citrus has a lemon and soft orange makeup. Taste is quick and light. Lots of rind.

M- Medium bodied but very light on palate for abv. Zest on palate. Decently drying. A mild tartness that does linger.

O- A good and interesting take on an a wheat ale. Pretty easy to drink. The citrus does become a tad overbearing and takes on a strong rind character. Would have liked the wild aspect of this beer to come out more.

Photo of Ryanm1
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of mattgreger
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Capones on Draft - as well as picked up two 25.4% bottles for myself and a friend.

This brew was poured into a snifter. It poured a very hazy, golden color. It poured with a nice 1 inch creamy white head that has an amazing retention. It probably lasted for almost 5-7 minutes as I let the brew sit for a bit. It also had some great lacing that was a solid wall that coated the sides of the glass as I consumed the brew.

The aroma on this brew is very complex. It has a bit of a sour/tart smell. Which originally made me think this was a sour, until I read more into the brew. There is a bit of orangy/apricot kind of hops that I am detecting as well. I am also detecting a bit of belgian yeast and spices. It smells amazing. It also has bit of a earth note as well, not to much, just a touch.

This brew has a great flavor. It has a nice bunch of citrus flavors that are the front of the brew, but its actually balanced out with a b it of a sour now is very present. Its something different. It's listed on the beer menu as a sour, but BA list as a American Pale Wheat Ale. The spices give it a little nip as the alcohol ever so slightly warm you. It actually leaves you wanting more.

Its a great mouthful, it has a nice smooth coating feeling as you sip this brew. Its sweet and sour, giving a nice palate changing experience. I haven't had many brews of this style, but this one is pretty good. It has a nice carbonation level that helps the brew as well. It really does leave you wanting more, very much as the label states.

This is my second brew by Ithaca, the first being Flower Power IPA. This is a great brew. It was recommended by a friend that heard about the brew. It didn't dissapoint. Its a nice solid brew that has a flavor that have to say I have never had. I would have to say that this brew should be a standard for the style. The brew isn't too overpowering either, so it could be easily consumed by anyone that enjoys the style. Ithaca rocked the house with this brew. Im glad I had a chance to have it on tap, but very excited to have the bottle as well.

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
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!

Photo of UMNbeerhunter
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Minneapolis Town Hall globe on 6/10/11.

Pours a hazy straw honey color with a large bubbling head of carbonated white foam. Dissipates quick to leave no lacing on the glass at all.

Smells of lemon zest, and yeast, very pleasant on a hot humid night like tonight. There is the slightest of sour aroma at the end but not very much. I expected a little more funk from the description on the bottle but I dig the smell its really quite refreshing

Taste is of a zesty lemon with a nice wheat backbone and citrus sour flavors. Its all so different and most delicious. This is for sure one for those hot days when you need something to quench your thirst. Well done I really enjoy the taste.

Mouthfeel is light to moderate in weight. The citrus, sour, and tingling carbonation all dance across the palate refreshing every taste bud. Just the right amount of bitter dryness to make me want to keep sipping.

Overall this is a one hell of a good American Pale Wheat. The use of the belgium yeasts with the carbonation and the citrus and sour flavors make this the perfect summer drink. Good job Ithaca.

Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Ommegang chalice for my wife and a Harpoon tulip for me- she bought the bottle! A little more head in the chalice, fine carbonation bubble in both. Some cloudiness. Subtle aroma of wheat,fruits,funk and Belgian yeast.
We both loved the taste- much more on the palate than on the noise. It is hard to put this beer in a category-American Wheat/Saison/Wild Ale combo. No way you would guess 8% abv. Will absolutely buy more.

Photo of b3shine
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml to frosty pint glass. The beer looks good for its type. Pale orange and lively. Smells good too, with notes of citrus and sour. Tastes good; it'll make your face pucker up, but in a good way. Tastes like there's some apricot somewhere in the mix too. Mouthfeel is active and carbonated. Overall, a good beer that I'd probably drink more regularly if it wasn't $15/bottle.

Photo of vrazionale
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Bottle reads, "Batch# E!008."

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden brown, the color of golden raisins. Nice lingering frothy head that has a mixture of dense, tiny bubbles and large bubbles.

S - Lemon, grass, hay, wild yeast funk, sage, honey, a touch of wildflower. Nice understated complexity here that develops as the brew warms.

T - I'm not getting a ton of wheat malt flavors here, but a surprising amount of hops, considering that the nose didn't have the more traditional hop aromas. I taste honey, grass, and a touch of citrus. I was hoping for more funkiness, because I could smell the wild yeasts on the nose. The finish is all hops and honey notes, making for an interesting and unique combination. Tastes good, but it doesn't blow me away.

M - Has a lingering mouthfeel that isn't unpleasant, but hard to describe. I keep coming back to the honey thing, but it's kind of like the feeling in your mouth after you eat honey straight up - where you can still taste the sweetness, but there is something bitter going on as well.

D - In some ways, it just feels like this beer is trying to be too many things at once, with the wheat malt, the hops, and the different types of yeast. They blend together to make an enjoyable warm weather brew, but one that might be improved with a little more focus. I would probably pair this beer with a creamy, buttery blue cheese and some fresh fruit, like a pear, a peach, or some strawberries.

Photo of DoreenAndDave
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is a very attractive hazy gold with an ivory head. Smell is of tangy sourdough bread. Taste opens with an orangey-citrus punch and finishes with sour cherry/lemon and alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is good; it's pleasantly carbonated. Overall, a very nice beer. It's big and assertive and not very subtle, but it's not trying to be. A good summer time beer.

Photo of Corkpuller
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The current release of White Gold (E!40) should not be confused with the prior beers of the same name. The new bottling is a compete departure from the prior releases. It is fermented clean with traditional ale yeasts and lacks the Brett infection of prior years. It also seems to have been fermented at cooler temperatures as the esters are much more reserved. Additionally it is quite hoppy. White Gold still has it's characteristic balance and texture, but that is the end of the commonalities.

Unsuspecting fans of the old White Gold are in for a surprise and maybe a bit of disappointment. Still a tasty beer, but very very different.

Photo of ejeffer11
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 bottle purchsed about 2 months ago at westmere beverage in albany.

beer is lively with a fast rising head that just about overflows the glass. pale straw appearance with a good waft of citrus/lemon. Mild sourness comes through with the first sip. Not overpoweringly tart, but extremely pleasant with the contrast of a wheat beer with the belgian influence. moutfeel is highly carbonated and the melding of the flavors work well together. Extremely refreshing and effervescent. People often ask about good intros to sours, and even though this is not identified as such, would certainly be a good one to cut your teeth on. I find it similar to some of the jolly pumpkins I have tried. An all around great summer beer and one I will revisit very soon.

Photo of Nascartailgatefa
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
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

Photo of mindspin315
3.82/5  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]

White Gold from Ithaca Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.