Mustang Golden Ale | Mustang Brewing Company

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Mustang Golden AleMustang Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Mustang Brewing Company
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
All modesty aside, Mustang Golden Ale is one of the easiest-drinking beers you will ever taste. We recently tweaked the recipe to make it even better. Brewed with three types of barley, Cluster and German Hallertau hops. Cold-conditioned and carefully filtered for a clear, smooth, delicious beer. Need we say more?

10 IBU

Added by Beertracker on 08-28-2009

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by webbcreative:
Photo of webbcreative
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured deep gold color with small white head [thats what she said] - left pretty decent lacing actually.

Smell is a bit fruity, and malty, a little bready.

Taste is similar - malty with a bit of fruitiness. Easy drinking beer, very balanced.

Mouthfeel is med.

Overall this is a really good, easy drinking beer, that will make a great session beer for games and bbq's. This beer actually impressed me more than I thought it would.

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Photo of carl
2.26/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The beer was poured out of a 12oz bottle in to a standard pint glass. I had two beers this night and this was the better of the two. That is about the best thing I can say for it, and is pretty faint praise given the competition. It is definitely a best-avoided brew.

Appearance: Ok, so it was a good looking golden color and had a nice 1/2 inch head on it that stuck around.

Smell: Things got worse from here - a little malt aroma and a lot of offensive odor that is tough to describe on a family site.

Taste: Mostly, there wasn't much. There was a hint of maltiness and a little hop bitterness lurking in the background, but nothing enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: If not for the temperature I'm not sure you would know you were drinking.

Overall: Let's just say I couldn't bring myself to finish it. And I'm really not that picky.

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Photo of russpowell
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with 1 finger of fluffy sand colored head.Great lacing & average head retention

S: Bready, grainy & grassy hops that fade rather quickly

T: Light biscuitty malt, grassy, metallic & lemon hops up front. Lemony hops get out in front as this warms, more grainyness. Finishes grassy, grainy & with some dryness; on the verge of a 3.5

MF: Light bodied with fairly moderate carbonation, fair balance & touch of creamyness as this warms

Easy drinker, but not much going on here. Having said that, a style & ABV that tends to showcase flaws & this only has one nagging one up front. Will try again IF they ever start in-state brewing (brewed in Wisconsin)...

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Photo of ChrisWagner
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Beertracker
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Mustang Golden Ale pours up into one of the company's nonic glasses (nice!) with a modest effervescence that creates a low-moderate whitish head that barely sustains above the hazy, orangish-pale golden body. The aroma is a bit bready (yeasty) with an accenuated malty (caramel) sweetness that's supplimented by a moderate amount of fruitiness (esters) with just a hint of tart green apples (acetaldehyde). The flavor starts off very sweet upfront with some caramel that's eventually underscored by a unobtrusive spicy bitterness which coupled with the carbonation leads to a quaffable, albeit chalky (mineral) finish. This medium-full bodied blonde ale drinks more like a light APA (-minus the hop bitterness) with a touch of acidity. Drinkability would be much better if there was either more hop bitterness or less maltiness especially the caramel. Their motto is "Good beer for good people" and the Owner/President, Tim Schoelen is definitely one of them. Here's to "Making the world a better place one beer at a time!"

CHEERS! Beertracker

Taster's Note: This version is currently being contracted by the O'Fallon Brewery in MO. IMHO... it's strinkingly similar to O'Fallon Gold, but I'll revisit this one after brewing operations begin here in the Sooner state.

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Photo of jduprey007
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BrewAskew
2.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

No freshness date to be found, so no telling how old this is. Pours to a nice white head that falls to a thin layer with some lacing. Hazy gold. Aroma is weak and grainy and smells old. Flavor is typical blonde ale, neutral yeast, pale malts and perfunctory bitterness with a hint of stale bread and cardboard. Mouthfeel is ok. Overall a blah beer that is probably better to have on tap.

Lesson learned: don't buy beer from just any old store. Shop where the BAs shop.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ShanePB
1/5  rDev -69.8%

Photo of B-Land
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rednrag
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This should be a good gateway beer for a lot of people that are currently into the Macro Scene.
Smells a little malty, tastes a little malty. Actually, it tastes allright. Myself, I prefer something a little more hoppy and/or complex in an ale, but I kinda like this. Will try again in the right surroundings. Look forward to the day this is brewed in Oklahoma.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 pack of this stuff in Jenks, Ok. See it's actually brewed at Stevens Point in Wisconsin, but that's okay.

Poured this one into a pilsner glass, and the brew makes about a one and a half thick white foam presentation, and the body is golden copper in color with plenty of haze.

The aroma is of honey, orange peel, metallic qualities, and very subtle tobacco.

In the taste, I'm getting honey, tobacco, and metallic traits.

Feels light in body, a little strong to be labeled as a session beer, but not too bad over all.

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Photo of bobbyc3
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of climax
4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank the Mustang wheat which was very good, now the golden. It pours a definitely gold color with a generous frothy head. It fades.... er doesn't fade. But as the beer itself goes down, it leaves nice clumps of lace.

The nose is a sturdy and smooth malt mixture, comprising of strong wheat and cereal grains. A slight noble hop kick and some fruity tartness round it out. Some more toasty caramel tones begin to surface as it sits.

The taste is very smooth and tasty. Sweet honey and wheat flavor makes it simply mouthwatering from start to finish. Some dry hop bitterness surfaces at the end.

There is more body than I was anticipating, an added bonus. I figured it was gonna go down without any real gusto, but it goes down smooth with enough character to keep it interesting. The carbonation adds a sharp accent to a slick feel and a chalky finish.

Drank it right after golfing IN Mustang, OK, soooo it hit the spot.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a light golden color, as I figured it would be from the name of the beer. A white head forms on top.

S: A slight buttery quality to the nose along with some sweet grain and light bread malt notes.

T: The flavor reminds me of a cream ale, though I suppose a blonde ale classification is just as appropriate. Light in flavor with some mild sweentess and not much in the way of bitterness.

M: The body is fairly light with a moderate level of carbonation.

D: Like most blondes, this one is light and easy to drink, but the flaws are pretty easy to pick out.

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Photo of willmc
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Sight: Pours an interesting yellow color into a pint glass, very thin white head, which is gone before you can even blink (yes, that fast). No lacing what so ever.
Aromas: Some sweetness and floral citrus on the nose along with a touch of sour or tart.
Tastes: Light, crisp- a sort of cleanness to it, but pretty straight forward. Not too much character, nothing to reach out and grab you, slap you in the face and say, "damn that's a good beer." Hints of citrus or lemon grass. Over-all not too bad, but not too great. Again, to each his own.
Thanks Andie!

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Photo of Tone
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, adjunct, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, hint of adjunct, hint of honey, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, good appearance, but weak aroma and body, and the adjunct flavors hurt.

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Photo of Hophizer
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good Golden Ale but not great. Goes well with a good burger!

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Photo of Hellpop65
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Bottle from MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Medium golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head that dissipates quickly leaving a fair bit of stickies on the sides of the glass. Smells of sweet bread, crackers, and just hint too much caramel. Light fruitiness and a barely noticeable floral hop. The flavor is a bit sweet and follows what the nose said it would be. Nothing too objectionable, easy enough to drink but needs a bit more attenuation or less crystal malt, or more hops.

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Photo of KK5150
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Omar32
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It did leave some thin trails of lace.

S - A grassy hop aroma with a touch of grains. Nice but not amazing.

T - It tasted of grains, caramel and a floral/grassy hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice blonde ale. It was the first I've had from Mustang and I was pleased with the selection.

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Photo of DanD5303
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jeranbrews
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Consumed 1/8/10 in Oklahoma. Too bad it's really brewed in WI

A - Paper white head about 1.5 fingers thick. Slightly cloudy clairity-wise. Dark hay color. Lots of continued carbonation but not much lacing.

S - Tones of wheat and pale malt with a heavy dose of linseed oil. Not hoppy no yeast.

T - Salty with hop tones subdued. Malty caramel / pale malt flavor comes out. Not bad very simple but well balanced.

M - Smooth with medium strong body.

D - For a beer brewed in one place with another company's name on it this is fine. Don't go out of the way.

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Mustang Golden Ale from Mustang Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 52 ratings