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Gopher Ale - Heinzelmännchen Brewery

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Gopher Ale
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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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Photo of mikesgroove
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.

mikesgroove, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

kylehay2004, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 20, 2010
Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

RochefortChris, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Enola
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.

Enola, Jul 23, 2006
Photo of thesyko56
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.

thesyko56, Aug 21, 2009
Gopher Ale from Heinzelmännchen Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.