Glo Golden Ale
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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American Blonde Ale
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3.45 | pDev: 9.86%
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
Notes: "Brewed with 100% organic malts. Glo pours a sparkling pint that drinks crisp and refreshing. Just a hint of Noble hops rounds out this light; easy drinking ale. 18 IBU's, 4.5% alc/vol"
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
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3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fairly thin and mild this golden ale is pretty much the entry level for people who don't like beer. Flavor has a bit of an adjunct edge which coarsens as the beer warms. Soft mouthfeel with little in terms of bitterness or aroma from the hops. A good beer for a spicy dish or one where stronger flavors would be too obtrusive.

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Photo of PapaJ
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap; pre-lunch pint at the Block 15 Restaurant and Brewery, Corvallis, Oregon, noontime, 26 June 2009.

Denoted 'Glo, Golden Ale' on the restaurant signage.

a: clear, golden color [ true to the name] / modest head
s: light malt - lighter hop aroma
t: mildly hopped / dry finish
m: crisp / refreshing light body
d: very drinkable / low IBU - low ABV / but, I wished for more flavor

A mild crisp ale, well suited to the excellent 'Southwest Burger - . . . juicy burger patty with fried jalapeños, grilled onions, cheddar jack cheese and spicy tomato ranch sauce'.

I look forward to the posted
'Coming Soon: Summer Knights Kolsch ale'

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.36/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gentle. Training wheels. Prohibition-y. Clean husks. Balance.

Grain storage.

Not a snappy refresher, stripped-down, accessible.

Looks like the name. Glass goes down. Not many people drinking this here. I wish they'd throw this one and give us a true pilsner, but that's rough, too-consuming, and would be lost on those who like this beer.

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Photo of Spikester
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this as a finish to an evening with a good friend who now lives in Corvallis. A fine beer when you want a modest refreshing beer with a listed abv of 4.5%. A very nice looking rich gold color with some minor laqcings. A mild malty aroma. Taste is sweet malts with just enough hops to lift this above any macro lager. The listed IBU is 18 which makes this a very sessionable beer as well. I was surprised how much real flavor could be enjoyed in such a light bodied beer.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Over lunch with my dad I began my Block 15 odyssey with a light golden ale suited to a midday pint. Golden Glo (sometimes referred to as "Glo Golden Ale) is brewed with all organic grains as a simple crossover beer. Our server even mentioned that it was "kind of like Budweiser." (Note to server: please, no more Bud references.)

Of course, Bud's a lager and this is an ale. But I think what he meant is that this is a light golden beer of modest stature that won't frighten the uninitiated. Fair enough. It is brewed to simple balances with unobtrusive bittering to luminous gold with a modest haze. It showed a slight rim of head and delivered discrete citric overtones.

For the casual, low-intensity beer it aspires to be, Golden Glo works quite well. The prerequisite clean taste is its key to success.

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Glo Golden Ale from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 9 ratings