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Gopher Ale - Heinzelmännchen Brewery

Gopher Ale
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%


Brewed by:
Heinzelmännchen Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2005)
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Enola

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is lighter in appearance. The smell is similar to a light beer. The taste is average. A fairly drinkable beer on a hot day. This beer, I believe, is the base for the Honey Blonde Ale by this brewer. I could drink this beer again in the right setting. It is refreshing. Drinkable on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2006 14:30:27 | More by Enola
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Humble-looking, clear, light golden body with a white head.

Smell: Meager aroma smelling only loosely of lightly malted barley and tenuous hops.

Taste: Lightly sweet, delicately malted barley. One singular drop of lemon juice. Subtle spicy hops and a very low amount of bitterness. All in all, it's very mild, hovering uncomfortably on the precipice of blandness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: One of those uber-light, refreshing, albeit forgettable brews best utilized for washing down a meal. It was confidently handed to me as a "traditional Pilsner", notwithstanding it being brewed with an ale yeast. A Kölsch? Eh, sure, or a blonde ale. I guess you gotta categorize it somehow.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2010 14:27:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I decided to go for a lighter approach to the next offering i was going to try.

This one went down quick, clean and smooth, considering it was over 95 degrees outside, this one was about what I needed at this point in the day. Nice bright golden yellow with a light white frothy head. Nice carbonation rippling though and good clarity. Light aroma of yeast, banana and peach, touch of lemongrass and a nice light grain. More of the same in the flavor with a good touch of biscuit in the middle of an otherwise very light ale. Nice carbonation adn a smooth finish.

Overall not bad, on a hot day. This was more of a light blond ale then a kolsch but it was still not bad. I would have no issue in trying this one again anyday.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2008 02:07:30 | More by mikesgroove
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thesyko56

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at the Heinzelmännchen Brewery in Syilva NC.

A: Light golden Color

S: Crisp floral smell with a sweet citrus hits present.

T: Very nice. Has a malty flavor but the finish has the presence of Hop bitterness that if I am not mistaken (which is possible) are Cascade Hops

M: Very light tasting with medium carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. Any beer drinking could easily enjoy this beer though the more refined pallet will still find complexity in this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2009 06:26:17 | More by thesyko56
Gopher Ale from Heinzelmännchen Brewery
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