Gossamer Golden Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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85
very good
368 Ratings
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Gossamer Golden AleGossamer Golden Ale
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:
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Added by OttoBomb on 12-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
368
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 368 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of LornaLee
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Chaney
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gossamer (definition) - A soft sheer gauzy fabric. Something delicate, light, or flimsy.

Presently, this is the #7 ranked Blonde Ale here on BA.

A: This didn't look like any blonde ale I've ever had: Definitely on the dark side of the gold spectrum, with a slight murkiness, and a massive 3 finger or so cobweb-like head that looked like a mound of snow just sitting there.

S: Fresh clean cotton, with a touch of citrus, and tons of fresh raw bread dough.

T: This had the taste of bread and white pepper, with just the right touch of sweetness. The finish had that divine quality of a beer just taken out of the mashtun.

M: Sure, maybe this had a hint of white pepper which added a touch of bitterness, but this wasn't a rough brew by any stretch of the imagination... Quite the contrary. The carbonation added an extra comfortable cushion to the yeastiness, and the lacing was used car wash stuff.

O: This one totally embodies the idea of the "session beer" to my mind. I could drink this all day, and can't wait to bring a couple of these back home so that a couple of my BA peeps can experience the magic!

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Photo of willseph
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a 20oz Guinness pint glass. My slow pour left little more than a ring of head around the glass with some pretty sticky lacing. It's a very transparent, clear, diluted orange juice colored beer. The scent is a faint lemon aroma with touches of wet wood and funk.

The tastes is really well balanced: nice citrus bitterness up front, a little malty sweetness in the middle, and it finishes with a combination between vanilla and sour. Light bodied and easy to drink, it's not as fizzy as one would expect. Overall, one of my standbys, particularly in the summer.

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Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having a can of Half Acre Gossamer Golden Ale after a Wednesday Hockey game (2G, 5A) in a 9-2 win. The beer pours a golden straw color with thin white head that is leaving a mild lace. The smell is nice with a slight citrus hop. The taste is a combo of floral and citrus tones that leaves the pallet a bit bitter and acidic. I am guessing that Columbus hops were used....but I am no expert. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodies Ales with good carbonation. Overall it isnt a bad beer. Would be great on hot days.

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Photo of ccpl14
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sliverX
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thank you crushedvol!

a - cracked the can and filled my E snifter. the 16 oz and head filled the glass to the brim with a heaping portion of foamy frothy head. the head slowly dissipated away leaving chunks on the side of the glass. color was a soft orange...semi transparent.

s - earthy malts with a hint of fruit juices.

t - nice subtle blonde.

m - very nice full mouth. a full rich smoothness with an even carbonation level.

o - overall, this is not a style that i jump for joy over, but hi enjoyed this beer a lot. great example and smooth mouth...this is a beer that i could drink all day long in the summer. another great beer from a great brewery.

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Photo of TXLLama
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 12/9/11

Appearance: Mostly clear, bright golden colored - starts off with a nice, white head and some surprisingly sticky lacing, bubbly

Smell: Mild, but definitely not offensive - some pale, pale malts - bready, doughy - some serious grass - not herbal, just like fresh cut grass, kind of strange - a small hint of citrus, too

Taste: Also mild, but in a good way - lightly toasted white bread - some flowery citrus - a touch of grapefruit, lemon, some herbal spiciness - grassy - slightly bitter, slightly sweet, nicely balanced

Mouthfeel: Very light, nicely carbonated, somewhat crisp

Overall: Good, but not that interesting

This is definitely good, but it's not something I am disappointed that I can't get regularly. It's good for the style, but it could be better. I'm not particularly a fan of the grassy aroma. Maybe because I am allergic to grass?

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Photo of ChrisPro
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of pschul4
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of barnzy78
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can
A - hazy, golden ale capped with a frothy white head that holds good retention and leaves some lacing
S- fruity, mild orangey/grapefruity citrus, mild malt
T - hoppier than expected without being overly bitter, nice orange and grapefruit flavors, mildly spicy hop in there also, biscuity grain provides some malt backbone
M - thin-medium body, higher carbonation makes it feel fuller
O - nice, refreshing golden ale with flavorful hops

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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

Big thanks goes out ScrimshawFan for this 16oz can, into a Odell 90 Shilling imperial pint.

A: Pours a pale golden color, slightly hazy. White head that bubbles up to half an inch and sticks around for a touch and then fades to a small cap leaving a few clumps of lacing.

S: A fair amount of hops for a blonde ale here, citrusy, and a little bit of a grainy malt backbone. An almost honey like sweetness is there as well. Smells nice.

T: Nice grainy malt profile with a touch of bitterness, and a nice hop profile. Nice amount of citrus and hop resins that linger around nicely in the mouth. Nice flavors that all work well together to make a pretty nice refreshing beer.

M: Light with crisp carbonation that doesn't move to overwhelming or over carbonated, finishes dry and nice.

O: A great blonde ale, awesome flavors, great mouthfeel, low abv and just a nice overall refreshing beer. Very glad to try this and would love to get some more for the summer months when they roll around.

Thanks Casey!

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ScrimshawFan
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Yulles
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of davidbowers13
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Deeeeezzzzznuts
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Gossamer Golden Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 368 ratings.
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