Golden Number Ale
5 Seasons Westside

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American Blonde Ale
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3.72 | pDev: 13.17%
5 Seasons Westside
Georgia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at the brewery. It poured a clear golden with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had hints of lemon zeal. The taste was nicely balanced any easy to drink with lemon finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub.
Slightly hazy with a weak head.
A bit malt forward for style. Actually more like a kolsch. Light but elegant flavor in any case. Nice balance, including the bitter-sweet mix.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden Number Ale was selected to be the first beer brewed entirely with collected (and filtered) rainwater. A viciously rainy day often makes me want to stay indoors and drink beer, so coming out on a rainy Tuesday evening and a cask of rainwater beer was an easy sell for me!

Appearance: Drawn via a hand-pump by Crawford himself and passed along by the dear bartender, the beer displayed a hazed, flaxen-toned body layered with a two inch-high, dense, white head.

Smell: Crisped pale maltiness paired with some soft, though notable floral notes, a hint of fruitiness, and vague spiciness.

Taste: Light pale malts with a mild, congenial amount of sweetness contained within. Blips from a fruity ester or two lazily glide past the tongue. Floral, faintly spicy hop character with a low bitterness. The beer finishes nicely dry and oh-so soft.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Truly, this beer exhibits an exceptionally soft, smooth body.

Drinkability: I'm over here basking in the softness! For me, the combination of mellow flavors and uber-softness makes for a supremely drinkable beer as this was world's first rainwater beer and I was the first guy to greedily gulp it down and request a second helping.

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Photo of everetends
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another one from notes from my last trip to 5 Seasons Westside. Have put these off because like I said in my last review I didn't know the names of the brew, only the styles. That was my fault, should have asked the waiter, but I was just happy he knew the styles (he refered to this as being the golden ale, not far off the name) and was excited about beer.

A: Pours a nice and hazy light to medium in yellow. It does have a slight touch of orange running through the color profile. The beer does have a light cloud/haze to it, keeping you from seeing clear through it, always nice. Had a really nice, almost finger of creamy white head resting on top that had some pretty good retention. Really through up some nice and chunky lace on the glass. Really enjoyable look for this style.

S: Smell is ok, just seems to be ok. Got a decent amount of light malty goodness coming across in the nose. Following that is a light hops presence as well, a touch floral in aroma. There is an earthiness here, but thats about it. A bit disappointing but it still has pronounced aromas that are pleasant.

T: Taste is like an amped up version of the nose. The malts are far more pronounced. Nice and light, but still has a good sweetness to it. Bready and nice. The hops compliment nicely but don't overtake for the style. They know their place and that is nice. The hops come across on the backend with some grassy notes. There is also a really nice grains-like presence here as well. Very nice.

M: Gonna give this medium in body, but it is on the light side of medium. Has a nice creaminess to that has a light coating ability. Carbonation is a good medium, leaving this nice and refreshingly crisp. ABV is light and nonexistant as far as feel, flavor and aroma. Finishes pretty clean but there is just a touch of bitterness on the backend from the hops.

D: This was the perfect beer to start off with while I waited for my meal. Wasn't heavy at all, but had some great flavors. The beer really warmed up my palate for what was in store later in that great meal I had (fuggin redunk meals at 5 Seasons). The girlfriend had one as well and she actually really liked it. Very easy and accessible and it was one of the first times she could point out the hops presence and not be appalled by it (she hates in your face hops). Overall, a great first experience with 5 Seasons and a great session beer to be enjoyed.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin pancake on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grassy hops with a good bit of sweet malt aromas. As it warms slightly floral hop aromas waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors up front are backed by light grassy flavors and a crisp and bitter ending. There's not a whole lot of evidence of hops besides the bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing the glass and could have a few of these on a hot day.

Overall this is a solid beer, though there are others I'd choose before this one as I'm still gaining appreciation for beers of this style.

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Golden Number Ale from 5 Seasons Westside
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 10 ratings