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Guilford Golden Ale - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Guilford Golden AleGuilford Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
73
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84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: Maris Otter, Wheat Malt, Aromatic

Hops: Progress, East Kent Goldings

Yeast: London, 1028

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-11-2004)
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Reviews by VncentLIFE:
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is gold with a small head. Light, but steady carbonation. Would look great if it had just a bit more head.

Smell is heavy on slightly roasted grains. Not really backed up by much, light earthy hops as well, but just a straight forward Blonde.

What it lacks in complexity and hops, it makes up for by being just solid all around. Carbonation is prickly, making the roasted grains really pop. Not overly sweet, but feels dry and grainy. Kind of reminds of how Great Lakes would do a Blonde (which is a huge compliment coming from me, but a bit less grainy)

This this is drinkable as all hell. Not too sweet, not too earthy, not too hoppy. Just a great, solid, all-around drinkable beer perfect for post work relaxation, post run rehydration, or nice stop in a bike ride!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 20:55:41 | More by VncentLIFE
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-Appearance 2: Imagine a pint glass filled with lemon kool-aid. Yep. Non-existent head quickly dissipated into a swirly, CO2-enhanced film. Lots of CO2 bubbles popping up all over the place.

-Smell 3: Pleasant bouquet. Nothing special. Lots of grainy, adjuncty scents. Not bad, but certainly not great.

-Taste 2.5: Front tastes of a watered down barley. Middle is where the CO2 bubbles attack your palate and it is difficult to taste anything. Finish is slightly barley/grain/adjunct. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. No hops, no nuances, no nothing.

-Mouthfeel 2: Just like water in your mouth. Nothing added from the carbonation other than little tickles on the tongue.

-Overall 2.5: This beer isn't as bad as it is just...bleargh. Just nothing. A true disappointment. I cannot believe this swill was produced by the same brewery that brewed Buckshot, Southern IPA, Brown Ale... . Sad, really. Natty Greene needs to pull this recipe, take it out to the back yard and set it on fire. If this beer is included in their sampler from now on, I will not be buying any further samplers from now on. Avoid.

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A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with some moderate amounts of golden yellow and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that quickly reduces to to a small patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cereal grain malts with some light honey and just a touch of herbal and earthy hops.

T: Moderate flavors of cereal grain malts with some light honey and a fair amount of sweetness. Very light amounts of herbal and earthy hops that contribute a light amount of bitterness that fades almost immediately.

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Guilford Golden Ale from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.