Swashbuckler's Gold | Swashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD

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Brewed by:
Swashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Phatz on 12-20-2005

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Phatz:
Photo of Phatz
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Swashbuckler’s Gold
Available at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

This is my least favorite of the Swashbuckler line of beers but it is not bad for its style. Very light in color, smell and taste. Not bad, just a bit watery; still quite refreshing and very balanced beer. This is a beer to drink like water on a hot day in the Renaissance Faire. They are working on getting a bottling operation started but at the moment it is available at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. I have already gotten season tickets to the Faire for their beers, they are excellent! I will be re-reviewing these beers as soon as the 2006 season opens. I highly recommend stopping in to check it out.

Hope this is helpful.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of let8it8grow
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Jason13
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of akorsak
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pint served on-tap at the Quentin Tavern in Quentin, PA.

A: The ale is a light golden yellow color, crystal clear save for a touch of haze in the glass due to the serving temperature. A half a finger of head quickly bubbled away.

S: The nose is light, malty with a bready fruit note. Little in the way of hops.

T: The taste follows nicely from the nose, revealing a great deal of malty sweetness. The profile is light and does lack a crisp hop presence. The grainy fruits are bready but noticeably sweet.

M: The ale could use a little more hop presence to spice up the malty taste. The flavor is light and refreshing, very quenching.

D: A decent ale, this is a good introduction to Swashbuckler's brews. I'll definitely keep my eye out for more offerings.

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Photo of dreichus
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mess41
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of woodychandler
4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Made with 55 pounds of wheat to accompany the CaraPils malt, brewer Mark Braunwirth explained that they use DE for filtration but with an eye out against the stripping away of flavor.

It was presented with a finger of bone-white head with good retention. The nose was very biscuity. Color was a gorgeous golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was very smooth with a very English-style biscuit malt flavor both on the tongue and on the finish. Of everything that I tried on this particular afternoon, this is the one that I would routinely drink, were it more widely available.

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Photo of mportnoy
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of hardcor33
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of garcia2a
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has this on the back deck at the Quentin on my way home from the Hershey car show.

The beer poured a light gold, clear, little carbonation with a well retained two finger head.

The boquet has lightly roasted grains that fade to slight hops and some type of nutty bread. I was worried based on the color, but the nose is quite nice.

The taste carried over those grains and brought over a very light, smooth and suprisingly dry finish of yeasty fruit.

The mouthfeel is light, making this beer very drinkable. For a warm October day after walking through rows of prewar cars and battling clueless people on their cell phones, this beer was a relaxing treat. This is just a nice, easy beer!

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Photo of tgbljb
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served as a slightly hazy golden colored beer with moderate white puffy head.
Smell is very restrained with only a slight sweet note present.
Smell is also very very light, yet refreshing. Some sweet malt noted, but little if ant =y hop character.
An easy too to drink beer, but nothing outstanding.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at Jon J Jeffries at Lancaster Arts Hotel. The ale was served in a pils glass. The bartender said it was a "Krosch"- I assume he meant Kölsch. It may have been a different beer, but I got the feeling it was a Helles

A - Sunny Golden shade w/ great clarity and 1 inch cap. The lace holds weel and the beer is a very attractive in the glass.

S - A sweet malt aroma has pleasant German character, very fresh malt note w/ creamy scent. It seems to become buttery (diacetyl) as it warms

M -Buttery malt w/ dry finish, the carbonation is pleasing with moderate effect on the feel , The texture is creamy with a medium light body

T - A beer served ice cold which masks the true taste, but as it warms a moderately noticeable amount of diacetyl covers the malt sweetness and the mild grainy character. No hop taste to speak of, but mild yeast is tasted. The malt has slight nutty elements but the butterscotch remains constant

D - A pretty decent beer taste wise, but the diacetyl is pretty distracting and I would probably not order it again without a sample since there are other beers I would rather drink for $4.50

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of aqualung23
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of HugoGrim
2.58/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

Pale orangish gold in color. Froathy head gives way to some rings of lace.

Light, clean aroma; not much going on though.

Flavor is pretty one dimentional. Mostly tastes like a light wheat bread. Not much in the way of hops.

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Swashbuckler's Gold from Swashbuckler Brewing Co, LTD
3.41 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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