White Birch Crown Of Gold | White Birch Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing
New Hampshire, United States
whitebirchbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
We at White Birch hold beer above all else. For this reason, we set out to create the perfect beer for summer: a clean, dry, elegant ale, featuring robust English malts, spicy, toasted rye, a heroic American ale yeast, and whole leaf Cascade hops. We named it Crown of Gold– see how it shines.

Added by johnnnniee on 06-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
16.48%
 
 
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2.29/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Wow this had to be one of the weakest bomber pours ever. Slap slap I hear, is this apple juice? I know that sound, in it pours a murky red brown body, and NO head is even made, giving off a sense of wet watery composition. There is NO head I am talking barely a pencil thin one glugging this out, but the faint tan collar still remains, with some cola like bubbles around the crown.

Nose is very faint and closed. Some mild toast malt notes of brown bread, and brown sugar. Clean. Not much going on, at this point I am afraid to even try this, not a good start. Nothing offensive.

Woah, is this ever nasty. Dry and harsh grain, a real burnt sour finish of blackened husk and bitterness. Very wet body even for a low ABV, with no depth whatsoever. The aftertaste is of burnt grain it's just really not good.

Overall this is like really bad homebrew. This beer is truly lifeless. I'll be skipping White Birch from now on.

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled May 2012, picked up in Fryeburg, Maine.

Pours a light fizzy pasty white head that reaches almost 1 finger but fades fairly quickly at first, and slows once it reaches a nice head covering, with a bit of lacing, over hazy nectar orange colored beer.

Nose brings a nice pale ale aroma, light grassy floral hops, with definite Cascade like earthy slight spicy type hops, that gives a leafy grassy aroma. then light reddish malts, a light spicy and hint fruity rye aroma, a hint of a biscuit and fruity like aroma, with just a touch of yeast.

Taste starts with rich malts, a hint of biscuit, some caramel and toffee, a little toasty like reddish malts, and some light spicy and fruity rye. The rye isn't very strong but lets itself be known a bit in the background and blends in with the malts well. Then the hops kick in, with light earthy and a bit spicy typical Cascade hops, with some grassy and earthy flavors, just a hint of citrus and light candy flavors. A light yeast flavor comes through with a hint of the bready biscuit malt. A decent bitterness that is light but not too light, that lingers far after the finish, which comes on dry, more grassy leafy slight earthy hops, long lingering bitterness, and just a touch of caramel malts.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall actually pretty nice. It's got a nice malt profile with a bit of rye, smooth and drinkable, and a nice Cascade hop profile that brings decent bitterness and decent hop flavor at the same time. A well done beer IMO.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy deep golden color with a nice bubbly white head that persists and sticks. Smell is heavy on the bready biscuity malt side with a fair amount of carmelization going on. Earthy and citrus are here to provide balance. Wow that's got some nice flavor to it! Biscuit, bread, and caramel with that unmistakeable tart rye bite as well as some signature "C" hops. Medium body with an ample level of carbonation and a creamy frothy mouthfeel. Wow I wasn't expecting that! This is a damn fine, easy to drink sessionable ale with all kinds of flavor going on. My meager palette enjoyed this one a lot.

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White Birch Crown Of Gold from White Birch Brewing
3.58 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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