Sir Robin's Golden Ale | Court Avenue Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Court Avenue Brewing Company
Iowa, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BuckeyeNation on 07-10-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sunkist orange with bright gold trim. Up top was one finger of pastel orange foam that was stiff rather than soft. It lasted for a respectable length of time, initially leaving no more than a smattering of lace. A little more appeared as the beer fell with drinking.

The nose was on the weak side, but still managed to impart impressions of pale malt and somewhat citric hops. Hoping to get some clues before taking a sip, I asked the bartender what style I could expect. Her answer was 'it's... uh... a golden ale'.

The flavor profile consisted of lightly buttered pale malt combined with sweet-tart Granny Smith apples. Although I didn't detect anything darker, there might have been a very small percentage of caramel malt. I'd say that Sir Robin's falls into the 'balanced' category, even though hops made more of an impression the deeper into the pint I got.

Hop flavor (herbal, earthy, lightly lemony) was most reminiscent of one of the English varieties; East Kent Goldings perhaps. That, more than anything, led me to pick the above style. I swear, the beer's name had nothing to do with it. The finish was ale yeast estery rather than clean.

Tough call on the mouthfeel. It was medium to slightly lighter than medium for a pale ale and was nicely (and finely) carbonated without being the least bit overbubbled. Swirling the pint glass instantly revived a half finger head and resulted in more lace as well.

Sir Robin's Golden Ale is a decent summer brew whose only real fault is a lack of pizzazz. Instead of The Boy Wonder's uninspired brawling style, I would have liked to have tasted a little Wham! Pow! Kazowee! excitement worthy of Batman himself.

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Sir Robin's Golden Ale from Court Avenue Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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