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Gateway Golden Ale | Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beertunes on 01-27-2011

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
Photo of gandres
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

On tap at the schooner exact tasting room in seattle. Rainy Saturday afternoon, went to restaurant for brunch.
Color/Look: Clear bright yellw, white head,
Smell: not a lot of arroma
Taste: a lot of carbonation, slightly hoppy, dry finish.
Overall a good blonde ale.
As the beer gets warmer, smell and taste comes out

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Photo of draheim
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, poured into a saison glass at the Dahlia Lounge, Seattle.

Hazy pale straw color, white head, some good lacing.

Aroma is Belgian yeast, spice, and lemon.

Taste follows nose. Lemon, pepper, yeast. Nice sharp hoppy bite, dry finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel.

Overall a good blonde ale.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear golden straw color with good carbonation leaving a nicer white cap and bubbles

S: A bit grainy, Earthy and a dab of honey and crisp hops

T: A little floral hop coupled with some light honey, tad citrus, maybe even a hint at wheat.

M: Light body, easy to drink, plenty of taste

O: This is a great sessioinable beer.

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Photo of philbertk
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Schooner Exact Brewing Company Gateway Golden Ale--Bottle #2108 J25.11--2011 32 oz. Growler Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 14 IBU's. (3.5 / 5.0) Thin lace light thin white head. Cloudy bright orange gold color. Delicate fruit citrus hop aroma. Refreshing medium light slightly sweet fruity malt body. Mild hop lingering clean fruit ester end. Tasty, quenching slightly fruity golden ale. Seems as if it would turn too fruity quickly with aging. Sampled 1/29/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including $5.50 growler deposit at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 1/29/2011.

Schooner Exact Brewing Company Gateway Golden Ale--New Graphic Logo--2011 34 oz. Growler. 5.50% ABV. 14 IBU's. Big foamy lacy short lived off white head. Fizzy clear bright thin rich gold color. Delicate butter floral hop front. Mellow sweet slightly cloying rich sweetbread mild fruit rich refreshing Golden Ale soft tasty malt body.Cloying butter malt hint end. Very smooth tasty mild hop pale malt Golden Ale. Well done for style. Sampled 5/13/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including %5.50 Growler deposit at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 5/13/2011.

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Photo of beertunes
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear golden yellow with over over an inch of bubbly white head that dissipated quickly and left moderate lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical for the style, nicely balanced, showing the the clean grains and a deft hand with the complimentary hops. The flavors were very similar, nice earthy grains across the tongue with an interesting tickle of hops on the finish.

The body was also about what you expect, crisp, clean and smooth. Drinkability was very good, you could drink several of these and not get worn out, either your tongue or your head.

Overall, a nice little beer that's worth your time. Stick a growler in the fridge and you've got your lawnmower beer.

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Gateway Golden Ale from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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