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Golden Gorgon Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Golden Gorgon Ale
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 17.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jreitman on 04-27-2003)
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jreitman

California

4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold orange in color with a persistent white head. Head laces very nicely. Candy sugar was quite evident in both aroma and taste. Beer also had a spicy zestiness. Malt profile was kept high and tasted very much like a belgian. In a blind taste test, I doubt anyone would have indentified as a US brewed beer. I would say flavor was it was a cross between a Triple and Pale Strong Ale. Either way, it was good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2003 14:42:51 | More by jreitman
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beerguy101

California

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the 2003 Oregon Brewers Fest. Medium gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty, fruity and yeasty. A medium bodied golden ale, Fruity and yeasty. Mild, sweet and refreshing. Fruity and yeasty. Nice bright yeasts. Refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2003 01:37:55 | More by beerguy101
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freed

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy golden ale with very little head. The smell was very reminiscent of champagne. The taste wasn't much different, subtle malt flavors were overpowered by a grape peel sourness, though it finished very dry. I suppose that shouldn't be a surprise if it smells and tastes somewhat like champagne. The aftertaste was wouldn't leave you believing it had been an ale either.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2003 15:47:32 | More by freed
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GreenCard

Oregon

2.65/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at Oregon Brewers Fest on 6/25/03...
"The Inebriated Review"

Appearance: golden-amber in color, slightly hazy, thin crown of head

Aroma: appley, little to no hops, twinge of malt, wheat ale-y

Flavor: upfront grapefruity-bitter tanginess followed by a bready/malty sweetness, slightly earthy, not nearly "blooming" enough (Belgian Golden ales should just pop with flavor)

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, zesty carbonation, tangy

Overall Impression: This was one of the last beers I drank at the festival, but my perception was still pretty keen (I think). Pegged as a Belgian Golden ale, it is shameful. Brewers of this style should aspire to reach the likes of Duvel or Hapkin. This falls far off the mark. It's more like a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2003 16:54:06 | More by GreenCard
Golden Gorgon Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
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