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Hoptober Golden Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
964 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Riccymon on 08-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,370
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
964
pDev:
12.93%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
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[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a hazy golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) frothy white head that diminished to just a little residue left floating on top after about five minutes or so, which created some really good sticky lacing.

The aroma was very mild of floral, grassy and pine hops with a grain malt and a soapy yeast and a note of citrus.

The taste was lightly bitter with a hint of grapefruit in the beginning and then became a tad more on the bitter side with a mild sweet orange citrus note at the end. The flavor lasted a really short time after the swallow and mostly consisted of a hoppy citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel was light in body and a bit watery in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a beer with a lot of different hops working very well together so not to overpower each other, or the rest of the flavors in this well rounded brew.

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Hoptober Golden Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 964 ratings
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