Golden Ale
Cigar City Brewing

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #255
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #36,560
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 11.75%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
24
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
82
Good
Notes: Built for the warmer months (of which Florida has plenty), Cigar City Brewing's Golden Ale is brewed with American Willamette hops and pale wheat malt to create a low-alcohol American Golden Ale that balances bread-like malt flavors with herbaceous hops and a vibrant carbonation.

Enjoy Cigar City Brewing's Golden Ale wherever the sunshine takes you!

28 IBU
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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ArchimedesSox from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Slightly hazy golden straw color, large pillowy white head, nice lacing
S: Bread, I get some piney hops in there as well
T: A nice sweetness but has a nice hop bite as well, great balance
M: Light
O: A bit hoppier than I expected but a really good, summertime lighter beer. Will definetly have again maybe after mowing or on the beach.

Jun 20, 2019
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of floral, some malts are present. Taste is of malts, citrus, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good summertime thirst quencher.

Jun 15, 2019
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Around medium body and carbonation
Aroma is floral,earthy ,bitter citrus peel,citrus fruit
Taste is mildly sweet balanced with some grapefruit peel bitterness. There's a hop bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste

May 11, 2019
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jkrich from Florida

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. can: bright and clear golden hue with a sustained, foamy white head.

Refreshing notes of citrus in the aroma.

This one has a very pronounced hop profile for a blonde ale style - fresh orange and mango dominate the flavor with an inviting malt background. Overall, rather complex for a 4.5 % ABV.

Nice, zesty carbonation enhances the light body and fruit accented lingering mouthfeel.

This was a pleasant surprise as I was expecting a refreshing but somewhat bland blond ale, something for the hot weather. This is clearly a step above in quality.

Apr 28, 2019
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babaracas from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light orange with big fluffy white head, mess of lace sticking. Smell: spicy, floral, honey bread. Taste: bready, apricot, spicy and herbal with sweet orange peel note. Light-plus bodied and quite creamy. Similar color scheme as Hotter than Helles, which was a good beer! This is fine in a 20-years-ago-craft kind of way.

Jan 24, 2019
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spectru from Florida

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy amber with a foamy white head, Head recedes to a film with a frothy edge; Has a rich fruity aroma; A mildly fruity flavor with a smooth mouthfeel.

Oct 24, 2018
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teromous from Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The beer has a large off-white head with very good retention. The body is a medium shade of gold with only a slight haze through the glass.

Aroma: The beer has a flowery aroma.

Taste: Up front there area lot of flowers and herbs. It has a bit of a lemon zest flavor mixed with an array of unidentifiable flowers. There is a light bit of honey sweetness at the end.

Mouthfeel: The beer is light and refreshing with a dry and effervescent finish.

Overall: This would make for a good Summertime beer. It isn't strong enough on its own to overpower a meal but it does a decent job of accompanying one. The beer has a nice floral quality which works elegantly well with the soft yet dry finish. I would recommend this beer to others and I could see myself enjoying it on a picnic.

Jul 07, 2018
Golden Ale from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 24 ratings