Red Hill Golden Ale | Red Hill Brewery

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Red Hill Golden AleRed Hill Golden Ale
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Red Hill Golden AleRed Hill Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Red Hill Brewery

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 02-20-2006

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold with a small persistent head.
Aroma is light on but shows some floral notes, along with a hint of melon. Little in the way of malt.
Flavours, on the other hand, are malt-dominated, with caramel and bready notes, followed by more floral and slightly grassy hops.
Carbonation is quite high.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Macca
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a murky golden colour with one finger of head that drops away but persists a little.

A fantastic florally hops aroma with some sweeter notes. Reminiscent of the James Squire Golden.

The great nose does not continue to the palate which seems a bit dumb.

Ok but I think I would find it a bit much after a couple.

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Photo of sonorb7
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of koolk
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a loverly golden colour (duh!) with a strong white head that persists well.

Nose is mild, yet contains a lot of goodness. Some low maltiness mixes well with earthy and floral hop aromas. Some sweeter malty notes and some real yeastiness appear with time.

Strong green hop flavour dominates the palate, with sweeter light malt flavours appearing in the background. Simple, yet very nice. Strong raw hop bitterness. Me likes.

Typically good Red Hill mouthfeel - good body, creaminess and balance. Strong carbonation, but it works.

Another strong offering from Red Hill. Not as complex as the other beers, yet very enjoyable. So far so good. Check it!

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, light amber colour, with quite a good head, white in hue, sticks around pretty well.

Light honey characters on the nose, gentle and sweet. Not much else though.

Taste is not so sweet, quite wheaty actually, or at least savoury. Mouthfeel quite dry, and a bit flat. Overall is a bit dull, but certainly quite drinkable.

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Photo of Matt_Wiz
4.01/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfect session beer for this 40 degree c day. Complex flavours here without being too over the top. A hint of hops on the end of the palate. Gold, hazy, almost straw colour in the glass. Could almost be mistaken for a witbier. Overall a high quality brew.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden body with a thick head which fizzles down to a light film. Some lacing, and a great deal of heavy carbonation. Looks quite good.

Very good hoppy fragrant nose. It's balanced with a good lingering sweetness. Hints of subtle malt, but the homegrown hops shine through. Well, why wouldn't you want to show them off, very pleasant.

Sweet fragrant palate. Malt at the start, with a nice bite of hoppiness, levelling out to a yeasty dry finish. Actually very tasty. I'm most impressed.

Mouthfeel is a little weak, a bit more zestiness could lift it a little. But that's really nitpicking what is a most enjoyable beer. If I could get my hands on more I would love to drink this on a regular basis.

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Photo of ADZA
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is my first time trying any of this brewers beers so was looking forward to it,this beer pours a light golden,cloudy straw colour and and on look and smell it is exactly like a witbier it has aromas of banannas,cloves and fresh hops and on tasting the beer im still not sure if it is a english pale ale its quite diffrent really as its definately not a witbier either it really does taste nice,crisp and refreshing tho and is easy to go down and could easliy down a few more of these luckily i bought a few more and i would love to see this beer in the summer as its definately a summer ale thats for sure.

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Photo of heygeebee
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No BB - from Slowbeer

Pours a hazy light gold/straw. Two finger head. Head bubbles froths and fizzes. Great lace.

Intense aromas of citrus, almost hefe-like.

Taste follows, lemons, hint of yeast. Grassy hops. Crisp dry finish, zesty.

Very refreshing, crisp. High carbonation but good.

This is the first beer on a cold winters night - but I am thirsty. I can imagine how well this would go down in high summer. Really, sometimes best to forget about extra ingredients and wacky beers - this is simply Well Made Beer. Top stuff!

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Photo of IrishPaleAle
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Stew41
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very clean tasting and competently made beer. Orange / lemon in colour; ever so slightly cloudy. Big licks of citrus and sour spices on the nose - good definition. Backs up vry well to taste with more citrus, mild sour notes and a growing bitterness on the back palate. Unremarkable at first but very complete and balanced.

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Photo of jarmby1711
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The label states "very pale and crisp witha refreshinging tanginess.Has a restrained hopy dryness"
The label says it all
The question of this beers classification is of interest .Is ita Kolsch ?
It tatses like the descripption says it should. There is certainly some European malt about it.
There is also some slightly sour "Australian PAle ALe about it.
Whatever it is it is a very good beer.Made for a really hot evening after a days labour

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of brendan13
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slighty hazy pale straw colour with a few centimetres of head that slowly falls away.
S - Smell is biscuity malt backed up by some floral hop notes.
T - Same as the smell but better. A bit of a bitter finish.
M - Medium bodied mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
D - A very nice, refreshing beer. A beer that will be getting consumed by the 6 pack come summer.

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Photo of dgilks
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice, pretty clear, golden colour. Big, fluffy white head with decent retention.

Pretty subdued aroma with touches of earthy hop and a light malt presence.

I can appreciate this as an easy drinking, well balanced ale. A good bit of sweet malt and a touch of hop with low bitterness is my main impression. It is possibly a little bit past its prime (with some light oxidised notes) but with no date on the bottle I can't confirm this.

Light body with moderately low carbonation. It's okay but not amazing.

A pleasant lightly flavoured ale. Perfect for summer and nicely refreshing.

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Photo of LittleCreature
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 3.5
Pours two fingers of foamy white head that gradually reduced to a thin layer over a slightly hazy straw coloured body. Does not look like an English pale ale as the BeerAdvocate suggests. Left a little sticky lace on its descent.

Smell - 3.0
Unimpressive but inoffensive aroma of powdery husk, a little grain and white wine.

Taste - 4.0
Very easy drinking, soft, fruity and dry in the finish. Tastes of honey, a little citrus and has a chardonnay like flavour and dryness.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Fine carbonation, very smooth and light in the mouth.

Drinkability - 4.5
Very easy drinking, brilliant summer session beer.

I see Red Hill Golden Ale as either an American blonde ale or a Kolsch. It is similar to the James Squire brew in the way that it is very easy to drink in large quantities when the weather is hot. This is a craft beer that would appeal to the masses, while pleasing the beer-nuts. Good stuff.

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Red Hill Golden Ale from Red Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 18 ratings
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