Golden Chaos Golden Ale | Bootlegger's Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dbONE on 08-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
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7
Gots:
34
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0
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Photo of Vanlingleipa
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like Xmas in my mouth. At first sip, Golden Chaos introduces itself with the classic Belgian smoothness/sweetness and seamlessly transitions to a mellow sour tartness - your finishing note. As a lover of sour lambics, it's my favorite characteristic of this beer.

Once poured, Golden Chaos exhibits lovely yellow tones, strong carbonation and long-lasting lacing on the side of the glass. I've been drinking this one quite a bit over the summer.

BTW, this beer should come with a pair of pliers. The cork is oversized and difficult to pry off by hand.

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Photo of Autochunk
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich mellow ale with Belgian flavors.

Attractive pour in the chalice, with lacing and long-lasting fine carbonation in the mouth. Fruity flavors reminiscent of an estery Hefeweizen. Yeast and fruitcake. Slightly sweet, quite malty. Floral aroma. Lots of character.

This grows on you. One of the better American versions of the golden Belgian style. Maybe a hint of the hops that dominate Dogfish Head Aprihop would be just right here. Time for a mixer!

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Photo of Parke
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jonbonfon
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

murky amber color with a huge, two inch plus head of off white yeasty foam on top. Nice retention as it hung around for a good long while.

spicey and yeasty. Alot of nutmeg, and fruit notes were very prominent from the start. Lively aroma, you could tell there was a nice amount of yeast in hear. A touch of alcohol was also present at first, but seemed to mix out as it warmed up.
very smooth. Not even a hint of the alcohol inside this one. It was just a very spicey belgian. Made your lips tingle a bit, this one tasted alive still, very nice. It had a good earthy grain quality and a touch of some light fruit. Very nice balance.

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Photo of cdog707yo
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dbONE
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle. A nice pop when the cork is released with some smoke coming out of the bottle. The head is fluffy and white but makes its exit rather quickly leaving a peaceful golden color behind. The aroma has the presence of candied sugar, plum, apricots and pears with a mirroring flavor profile. The hops are crossed up in the sweetness but are noticable on the spicy side. The sugar hangs on the palette with the heat from the alcohol then fades to the back and finishes on the dry side. The fruity sweetness and subtle hop bitterness blend well for a good beer.

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Photo of nabechu
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sheenisgod
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of syl1984
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GAlcaraz1
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of 24garcia
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mvdillman
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of hickmancase
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of EinWeizenbitte
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JHendu
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of AlexM
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mattylegend
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Golden Chaos Golden Ale from Bootlegger's Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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