Golden Ale | Durango Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Durango Brewing
Colorado, United States
durangobrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by russpowell on 05-11-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
14
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of beerman123
4.06/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of J_BeeCave
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 303beer
3.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This blond gives head. Nice amount of carbonation. Golden blond in color. Nice light malt taste to it. Not much to the hops but you can taste them. The hops are Yakima Valley. Nice clean beer. Gonna enjoy this six pack. Cheers

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Photo of JamesPow
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint.

Beer is a straw golden color, almost white head that recedes to chunks of bubbles with decent sticky lacing.

Aroma is sweet, malty, grassy.

Taste is very malty and grassy up front with faint lemon. Subtle hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and dry.

Overall, a very nice brew with subtle flavors for easy drinking. Would love this in the summer.

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Photo of Jason
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of LittleDon
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden and clear with a filmy head with little retention. Grainy aroma with some sweetness. A bit flat up front. Nice bitterness in middle and end. Good flavor, but lacking in carbonation. Flavor fades toward the end. Light mouthfeel. Average warm weather beer.

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Photo of JamisonM
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: poured the beer hard and still very small white head that almost instantly went away just like a macro

S: slight sweet smell thats all

T: tastes like less clean more sweet version of coors a grainy beer

M: med mouth with light carbonation

D: not very drinkable

overall: no freshness date I hope this was not a fresh bottle but man I did not like this beer at all.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden colored with a medium sized white head, that leaves a nice small white lacing.
The aroma and taste of this golden are both heavy with lemony citrus notes and hints of light hops.
Durango Golden Ale leaves a dry lemony aftertaste that's pretty decent.

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Photo of benito
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours dark for a blonde ale--more (toasted) almond in color than golden, but it has a nice, lasting creamy head. Notes of honey and light maltiness in the bouquet, as well as a hint of grape and dough--these complexities are easily the standout aspect of this brew. The flavor is dominated by light, toasted malts--there might even be a hint of chocolate malt in there--and a little, nondescript fruitiness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel with above-average length, though the bitter aftertaste does detract from overall drinkability.

Overall, this is an easy-drinking and somewhat undistinguished blonde ale. Neither the most interesting, most drinkable, nor most offensive offering from Durango Brewing, but it's worth a look and has the potential to be a nice "conversion" brew for macro drinkers.

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Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours light honey with a1.5" white head, Minimal head retention and lacing

Smell: Malt and honey, accompanied by floral hops

Taste: Sweet and malty with a nice easy piney hop bite on the tounge. Finishes dry and fruitty

MF: Under carbonated and slightly syruppy

Drinks very easy, A nice simple spring/summer quaffer

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Golden Ale from Durango Brewing
3.44 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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