Golden Chaos Golden Ale
Bootlegger's Brewery

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From:
Bootlegger's Brewery
 
California, United States
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #123
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,867
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 13.42%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
119
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 21, 2022
Added:
Aug 20, 2008
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  36
SCORE
86
Very Good
Golden Chaos Golden AleGolden Chaos Golden Ale
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.55 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jul 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.84 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by RockHop from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Drank at the Lab Gastropub in LA. Head was minimal. Deep orange hue. Little head or lacing, on tap. This tasted fantastic. Plum and apricot. So unique. Fruity but not sweet or weak. Complex, robust, deep, but not bitter. I could drink this endlessly.
Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.91 by Eychung from New York

Dec 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by wesleyj from California

Dec 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by michiganmatt from California

Jun 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by gboley from California

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by evanwoertz from California

Nov 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by Autochunk from California

Jul 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by fthegiants from California

May 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
3/21/16 bottling date

A: Pours a clear amber. Small tan head that fades out fast, no lacing.

S: Grassy and grainy sweetness.

T: Grassy up front with a little citrus. Sweet grains in the middle. A bit of cloves and especially white pepper in the finish and aftertaste. Another hint of grass lingers between sips.

M: Medium bodied, highly carbonated.

O: Pretty nondescript BSPA. Hops are pretty weak, maltiness is high. Decent chunk of belgian spices. It's all sorta muddled and meh at the same time. Not bad, not amazing though.
Nov 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri

Sep 16, 2016
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Reviewed by beerbellydaddy from California

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
As a guy that prefers IPA's and Stouts, I've been a little slow to appreciate Belgian Ales, finding them too fizzy, and too sweet. That said, I like this beer. It pours a crisp golden hue and is filled with the expected bubbles with a mild head and no real lacing. The scent is understated, barely discernible to my nose. It leaves a refreshing bubbly clean feel in one's mouth almost like a mouthwash along with the alcohol backdrop. But taste is what we appreciate, right? And the taste of this is very pleasing to my palate. It has sort of an apple/pear taste followed by a clean dry finish, and the 8.5 ABV content is recognizable. I'm slowly coming around to the Belgian's, and this baby is helping to lead me there.
Jul 03, 2016
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Reviewed by crob3888 from California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy orangeish brown color with a head that fades to nothing almost immediately. Pleasant aromas of overripe banana, clove, spices, Belgian candi, and yeast. Flavors are a middle mix of fruits, yeast, Belgianesque spices, and too much alcohol heat. Unbalanced with a sticky mouthfeel with too much alcohol burn. A decent beer but not great. I'll have a Duvel next.
Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

May 08, 2016
 
 
Rated: 3.4 by Chief99 from California

Sep 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.58 by NeilSilber1 from California

Aug 29, 2015
 
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Rated by Bali_hi from California

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Keg of golden chaos drank.
Jul 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.8 by HippieDave56 from California

Jul 08, 2015
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Rated by aquazr1 from California

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Eureka Bakersfield. Pours a hazy golden color with little head. Taste has some light spice notes. A very easy drinking beer.
Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by darkfruits from Virginia

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by SocalKicks from California

May 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by SimcoeKid from California

May 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by wethorseblanket from California

Apr 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by tyjohnson55 from California

Mar 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.17 by Iamleoromo

Feb 15, 2015
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Reviewed by BigBry from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Yard House in Los Angeles.
Slightly hazed, orange yellow color. Creamy thick head, good retention, thichk sheets of lace.
Smell starts with some yeast, and sweet fruitiness. Orange, grapefruit, maybe even peach. A bit of bitter hops.
Taste has the same fruitiness, but finishes a bit spicy. Some witbier - like notes of coriander or clove, and a bit of yeast at the finish.
Medium body, light carbonation make it refreshing and clean and not too oily or slick.
A good tasting beer, didn't sense any alcohol burn, very drinkable.
Jan 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by Rado from California

Dec 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.52 by loudtrio

Dec 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.84 by JuanG117

Dec 06, 2014
 
 
 
Rated: 4.56 by Jason_Bo

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.8 by Ryancthomas7 from California

Nov 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by sheenisgod from California

Nov 03, 2014
Golden Chaos Golden Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 151 ratings