Gold Digger Blonde Ale | Ale Asylum

Gold Digger Blonde AleGold Digger Blonde Ale
61 Ratings
Gold Digger Blonde AleGold Digger Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This blonde ale is light in color and body with a crisp, pilsner-esque presence.

Added by dirtylou on 12-14-2006

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of mothman
2.18/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a hazed bright yellow gold. Some white head sticks around for a bit.

Aroma and taste go hand in hand. They are very similar to each other. At first it tastes like a simple blond. Then I drink more of it and pick of flavors of green beans, peas, and corn. I wasn't the only one to taste these flavors so I don't think I was off on this. It was rather odd and off-putting.

Mouthfeel: Clean and crisp. Lighter bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends kind of dry, but clean.

Overall, this would have been a great easy drinking summer beer had I not tasted all those odd flavors. Not really something I want to be tasting in my beer.

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Photo of mattmarka1
2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of npendres
2.29/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of enelson
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of hopdog
2.72/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Ale Asylum Brew Pub.

This one poured a light yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas or grains with some malty sweetness. Tastes of the same graininess with some sweetness. There was nothing offensive about this one, but it was my least favorite I had there.

Notes from and tasted on 7/23/07

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Photo of scottwurst
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TexasATM3
2.79/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.8/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed on January 30, 2007. 12 Oz Bottle. Light lemon grain husk aroma. Mildly sweet and a touch wheaty. Some salty japanese cuisine notes. Pours a middle gold, clearish, with a rocky soap of white. Flavor is a bit sticky with some lighting metallic ringing, before moving into a sweeter, subtler apples and pears malt sugar run. Again, faint grains and mild sweetness. A tinge of hop dust brightens up the smack. Not terrible, not a winner.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cdkrenz
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - They aren't kidding about the blonde part. This is a very pale and hazy yellow color. There's nearly no head at all.

S - Malty and musty scent.

T - Smooth malt flavor to start and finishes with hops. The flavors do a good job of blending and complimenting one another.

M - Light and crisp. This is a beer that must be served cold. The colder the better.

~ If there's a session brew at the Ale Asylum I think this is the one. I can see kicking back with a sixer and polishen' all of 'em off without a hitch. I wish I had more than just this one bottle here right now.

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Photo of Brianross
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of madtowndmb1
3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Gold in color with a snow white head.

S: Light and refreshing. Has a sweet aspect to it with a hint of hop bitterness.

T: Crisp taste. This is there lightest beer and it has a slight hop flavor that lingers.

This is the closest thing they have to a macro. It's drinkable but it's a beer for the summer and at 4.8% it could be a session beer for the right person. I though tit was OK

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Photo of WJVII
3.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured into a pint glass was a bright golden color that was mostly transparent with some cloudiness. There was a strong smell of banana and spice with hints of honey and clover. The taste was a bit tart with mild hints of the banana flavor. Not necessarily my taste, but it was crisp with a nice carbonation. Ok beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of FarmHouseJam
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ale Asylum's bottle-conditioned, hazy, golden "blonde" ale rests beneath a very nicely creamy, short but dense head of froth that holds remarkably well and leaves thin, craggy walls of lace about the glass.

The nose is distinctly grainy, nutty, and a touch earthy with yeast. There's also a mild fruitiness in the background, but it's pretty well restrained.

The very-fine bubbled natural carbonation leaves its medium body creamy smooth across the palate.

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Photo of northcoastwolf
3.19/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Gold Digger Blonde Ale from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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