Golden Toos
Appalachian Brewing Company

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3.95 | pDev: 9.11%
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden Toos

Pours an unfiltered bright yellow. Lots of yeast hanging out. Aroma of Belgian yeast, wheat, and malt sweetness. In the flavor, banana, Belgian yeast funk, Belgian candi sugar. Moderately sweet but not cloyingly so. Almost like a fruit smoothie beer, though no fruit was used. Alcohol is hiding beneath the sweetness but fairly well hidden. Overall, interesting brew. Like a Belgian Hefeweizen.

Jul 24, 2011
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thain709 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a slightly dulled golden yellow body...the white head stood at one finger and was creamy in slowly faded away as it sat...some light lacing was left behind

S - A lot of sweet notes coming through from some candied sugar and fruity...the yeast is subtle and some spice notes stand out as well

T - The flavor has an initial sweetness to it...fruity notes (apples and bananas) paired with the candied sugar start the beer off...the yeast and pale malts in the middle tend to settle the sweetness down and it allows for some subtle spices to come through...the finish is subtle's dry and spicy with some sweetness to it

M - Medium bodied...smooth with a touch of creaminess...bordering on complex...dry, spicy, sweet

O - I was very surprised with this offering...this Tripel was dessert for me and I couldn't see drinking more than one...a good try that I would have again

Jul 19, 2011
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OWSLEY069 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a big, clean candy sugar smell. In the taste, big candy sugar taste and a small dryness. A bit fruity, but more about dry candy sugar. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry candy sugar in the aftertaste. Hides the alcohol, but big candy sugar all day long.

Jun 11, 2011
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tbrown4 from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Harrisburg brewpub.

A - Hazy bold gold, fine bubbled one-finger head, fine lacing, light head retention, moderate carb streams

S - Dry, yeasty, light creamy hints of sweetness

T - Lightly bitter up front, some yeast up front too. Settles in creamy and spicey sweet. Lots of delicious fruit notes, apples, appticots and pear. There is a hint of alcohol in the finish.

M - Medium in body, some alcohol warmth

O - Very good tripel. Feels very well balanced and deliciously complex. Quite enjoyable. I wish I could have taken some home with me.

May 15, 2011
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at ABC in Harrisburg -served chilled in a goblet.

A hazy golden color kind of like fresh squeezed lemonade with a drop of cream in it, but slight darker w/ a peach accent. The tripel is topped by a thick white head that retains well and the bead is tight. The aroma is good w/ aromatic Belgian yeast odors and a tropical fruit ester with slight bubblegum and very gentle spice notes. The overall mouthfeel is spicy w/ moderate sweetness level and slight phenolic effect with moderately high alcohol and drying finish.

As I sip at the Tripel it brings some phenolic notes w/ spiciness from the Belgian yeast playing well w/ some candy sugar type flavors that almost give the beer a vanilla quality. I like the moderate banana tinges and hint of caramel w/ mild toasted grain and dry nutty spicy alcoholic finish. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the last two Tripels I have had from ABC - Tripelocity and this. I enjoyed taking my time to see how it was as it warmed and it was pretty good the whole time -a good example of the style with more sweetness and alcohol than necessary, maybe but enjoyable.

Apr 22, 2011
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BeerCon5 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a nice amount of creamy white head.

The scent is of citrus, sweet sugar, notes of yeast.

The taste is fruity and sweet, citrus and banana are present, also sweet belgian sugar, some spice and yeast.

Light bodied, crisp and smooth, moderate carbonation.

This was a pretty decent beer, the flavor was a bit weak for the style, but overall a good refreshing beer.

Apr 22, 2011
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken on 2/24/11. On tap at the Harrisburg ABC location.

This brew was served as 1 of 3 beers in a Belgian sampler for $11 offered up in a small goblet approximately 8-10oz in size. As it rests inside my short goblet it appears a very hazed, super yeast filled color that looks like a creamy yellow vanilla pudding. A finger of creamy white head holds close to the edges of the glass and faint spotty lacing clings.

The smell of this brew is Belgian yeast phenols, banana, clove and spice. The alcohol's inclusion smells fruity and lightly grassy/herbal with hops. As the brew warms an increased amount of sulfur comes out in the aroma.

The taste of the brew is fruity, spicy with alcohol, clove, banana and lasting with an herbal clingy bitterness. An aftertaste of herbs and spicy yeast reside. Sulfur notes linger in the mouth coupled with a bitter herbal character slightly mixed with a flavor of pink bubblegum.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a creamy feel that has a light prickly feel of bubbles on the tongue. The abv was noticeable and not distracting, it left a pleasant warmth in the back of the throat. This was a decent attempt but I can't help but feel like I was poured all the slop from the bottom of the keg that should have been discarded.

Mar 25, 2011
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After dinner on 29JAN10 I was hoping for some more Fog Of War. Alas, it had kicked. In its place was another small batch, a tripel called Golden Toos. Had me a sample, and it called my name! Serving was in a small tulip, perhaps 10-12oz, and it cost a Happy Hour price of $4.50.

Toos was a clear, bright, medium golden bier. A thick, creamy dollop of fine, light tan bubbles made up the head. Lacing was oh so fine! Candy sugar emanated from the glass, with mango and cotton candy assisting. Body was more than medium, and fairly smooth, with only a tiny bit of prickle.

Taste-wise, there was more candy sugar and subtle sweetness. Tropical fruits are all over as well, with a super yeasty character showing up near the finish. And for kicks, a little spiciness makes a late appearance. I could have drank this all night. As it was, 3 glasses (on top of my IPA) were plenty. Still had to get back to base, ya know? ;-) A fantastic tripel! Great work, Appalachian!! Zum Wohl!!

look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5


Feb 02, 2010
Golden Toos from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 11 ratings