McNeill's Yukon Gold
McNeill's Brewery

McNeill's Yukon GoldMcNeill's Yukon Gold
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American Blonde Ale
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3.68 | pDev: 18.48%
McNeill's Brewery
Vermont, United States
McNeill's Yukon GoldMcNeill's Yukon Gold
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Photo of jsprain1
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark golden, perfectly clear. Head is one finger, good retention, and quite a bit of lacing.
S- Grainy, bready, a touch of noble hop.
T- Whereas the nose was heavy on the grain, the flavors are well balanced and tasty. Grain, a bit of sweetness, just a touch of caramel, and earthy, grassy, hop flavors.
M- Medium body for a blonde ale. Crisp carbonation but well controlled.
O- I liked this. This could be a regular beer for me.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint glass. Poured a semi-translucent orange-gold with no apparent head. Some spots of lacing, but present during the session. Nose reveals a mild, citrus quality, but not much else. Taste was somewhat muted - light, yeast and some citrus astringency. Mouthfeel was light and crisp finishing with an even background carbonation. Easy drinking, but lacking in flavor - an easy session beer, but not one of my favorites from this brewer.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured off the tap at their tawdry tap room in Brattleboro, VT. The liquid was a lemon gold color with a white head about one finger thick. Decent retention and moderate lacing. The aromas were faint, slightly sweet grains like Product 19 cereal. The flavors were nice, earthy malts and pale malts that give way to semi-bitter hops. Long finish yet very clean on the palate. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation combination help to give this light style beer more character than most. Flavors are more boisterous too and yet the beer is quite smooth. Impressive and superior to your standard gold brew.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured some light cereal grains and a good noble hop spice.

The taste was that of clean malts and an earthy hop.

The mouthfeel was average for the style.

Overall an easy drinking and tasty light ale.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22ozer from Waterbury Beverage, Waterbury, VT.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a bright white 1/2" head over the golden straw brew. Laces well, even though the head has faded down to a small layer of foam. Slight malt and hop nose, which carriers into the flavor. Taste is of pale malts, and then gives way to a crisp hoppiness, in conjunction with a slightly tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good as well, and you could drink this one all day long. Interesting profile for what can often be a somewhat bland style.

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Photo of UnionMade
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A canadian style beer? That's unusual. Pours a pale gold color, with a very frothy white head. Looks like a pilsener, without the slightly greenish tint. Aroma is light, with a touch of hoppiness. Flavor is very mild, yet extremely clean. Reminds me very much of a beer a friend and I made last winter. Better than any canadian beer I can remember. Very refreshing and crisp. Perfect for July in new england.

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Photo of John
4.39/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow/gold color. Absolutely zero head. (I would tend not to blame the establishment for a dirty dispensing system or glassware in this case, since cellarmanship, maintenance or cleanliness has never been an issue.) But the lackluster appearance (head) is right where the list of faults ends. Shortbread/biscuits along with leafy, oily hop aroma. Hop flavor is oily turning to peppery as I drink. Light grains struggle to balance this beer...and fail. Mouthfeel is slick, medium bodied. With a tad more carbonation this brew would be excellent.

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McNeill's Yukon Gold from McNeill's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 9 ratings