Front Row Golden Ale | Starr Hill Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This light and refreshing beer is the perfect balance of hop bitterness and a honey-like malt body. Lightly hopped with Cascade, the Honey malt and oats bring a bit of sweetness for a smooth mouthfeel and clean finish.

Malt: Pilsner, Oats, Caramel, Honey
Hops: Cascade
Yeast: Ale

Added by woodychandler on 02-17-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
20
pDev:
12.65%
 
 
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Photo of GinDC
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMike
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nmann08
2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a deep, rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of grains. Taste is malts, light grains, some sweetness, highly refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good summer thirst quencher.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold, head is off white made up of fine bubbles and presenting about 1/2 inch thick, head dissipates to solid top and some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is neutral malt, light sweetness, maybe some cracker like notes and some grassy hops.

Taste is simple with neutral malt then some light sweetness, breadiness, crackers; hops are lightly grassy and maybe some herbal character.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderate carbonation, but a dry finish on the tongue that lingers a bit.

Overall a simple golden ale with some neutral but pleasant grain notes but an over dry feel.

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Photo of argock
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tad too sweet - needs to idle back honey malt. Aroma is very subdued. Good hop balance but pretty nondescript beer overall. Easy drinker which is what they were probably aiming for.

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Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brocktune
2.77/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap.

A - Nice clear dark gold colored pour with thing white lacing and moderate carbonation.

S - Light honey malt aroma and delicate citrus.

T - Follows the nose. Crisp, crackery honey malt base from start to finish and ends with a light but pleasing citrus bitterness.

M - Medium body with light carbonation pricklies and a wet finish on the front of the tongue with moderate dryness in the back of the mouth.

O - This is an easy sipper with nice balance.

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3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nitty703
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ibanez2k
2.32/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of robebo44
3.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Front Row Golden Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 20 ratings