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Gossamer Golden Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
3.72/5
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369 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OttoBomb on 12-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,115
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
369
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 369 |  Reviews: 128
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of apocalypsezombie
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of zrbeer1579
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of snaotheus
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Pint poured at the taproom on Saturday, 6 September 2014.

Pours slightly hazy with a small white head and moderate lacing. Smell is mild, very fruity, maybe some banana.

Taste is a little lagery, but rich -- a little hops. Nice light beer.

Mouthfeel is very light, a little dry. Overall, it's pretty good.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Fcolle2
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden in color with a very slight haze and a white soapy head with big bubbles

Nose has a great citrus floral hop note to it maybe a slight Belgian yeast character

There are some pleasant spicy yeasty flavors to it with maybe a slight hint of tannin mild soft grainy malt

Mouthfeel has alot of carbonation, light body and very refreshing

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Photo of Tucquan
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2017-01-29 at the Half Acre Taproom in Chicago, IL on tap.

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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of nlmartin
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was served chilled in a pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a clear golden coloration. The head was a thin white and quickly resolved. Thin streaks of foam mark the beers passage.

Smell: A bit of citrus and baked bread.

Taste: The flavor of the beer a bit of lightly toasted malt and a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light but not thin. Carbonation levels work well for the beers character. This is definately a throw back sessionable beer. I could drink a bunch of this.

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3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An interesting, and not typical blonde ale. Looks nice, but cloudy. Good head. Interesting body. Full. Carries way more body than a blonde ale usually does. If this were what a blonde ale typically was, I'd be happy. Unfortunately that isn't the case. Other brewers should follow this lead. Either way, a nice beer to try.

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3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 01/20/12 notes. Had at a bar in Chicago watching the Patriots-Ravens game. Poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear, yellow-golden color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, wheat, earthy notes, grass, light citrus, apples, floral notes. Pretty nice with a good amount of fruit to it...I like the nose.

t - Earthy notes, fruity malts, wheat, grains, bready malts, grass, floral hops. Little bit less flavorful and fruit than the nose; a slight step down for me from the nose.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation evident. Pretty easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a decent blonde ale, though with cans of Daisy Cutter also on the menu, no real reason to get more than one of this. Some nice fruit in the nose though the taste is a little blander. Would have it again thought wouldn't specifically seek it out.

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3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter

A- Very carbonated, almost Champaign like. Very light gold color, two finger, off white head, very clear.
S- Nice smooth aroma, hints of lemon and citrus, hints of orange/grapefruit.
T- Slightly sweet, citrus as well, very light.
M- Small mouth feel, very refreshing.
O- This beer surprised me, very easy drinkability. I could throw down a bunch of these on a hot summer day.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall-boy can into a pint glass. Bright golden body with fine head. Sweet malt dominates the nose, but decently balanced. Taste is smooth and mellow. This isn't my favorite style, but chicks seem to like it a lot--sweet finish with low alcohol. Nothing crazy exceptional here, but it's a good session blonde ale if you're into that sort of thing. Decent deal in the 4 tall-boy packs too and nice to support local breweries. Not sure if they distribute much outside of the Chicago area, but recommended...will order it on draught sometime and post a tap review too as this is frequently available on tap at bars I go to.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into pint glass - thanks to jconrick1 for this during the scotch, bourbon, beer BIF

Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin, yet frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly into light film with some streaks of lacing on the glass.

Light scents of wheat, citrus fruit, and a touch of doughy bread. Also a hint of sweetness in the nose.

A citrusy beginning with tones of lemongrass and wheat coupled with some airy floral hop profile. Touches of pineapple and fruit with light sweetness. A bit of bready backbone with a some lighter hop bitterness. Finishes with some lingering hop flavor.

Lighter body, higher carbonation, a little sticky and dry. Quick drinking, alcohol is invisible, and the flavors are decent enough for the style. The nose was oddly subdued, although I'd enjoy this during the warmer weather.

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Gossamer Golden Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 369 ratings
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