Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale | Brasseurs Illimités

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Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités
Quebec, Canada
brasseursillimites.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Phyl21ca on 08-19-2010

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Ratings:
36
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
16.3%
 
 
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of jrempel
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of BGDrock
4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes:

Appearance: light brown with red hue; produces a good head; slight haze

Aroma: at first a hint of banana, then light citrus and malty aroma

Taste & Mouthfeel: super smooth and easy drinking, light fruitiness to start, and hops kick in after a few seconds; good balance so you can still taste the fruits (banana again) even after downing most of the beer

Overall: a perfect pale ale - not overly hoppy, so other characteristics can show through

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Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased as part of a 6 pack with the 3 different pale ales/ipa's from Simple Malt. Pours a hazy golden amber colour with huge white head and nice rings of lacing down the glass. Smells is huge floral and earthiness to it from the hops, with some mild caramel malt. Bitterness is ramped up more than most English Pale Ales, so this may not be true to the style, but it is delicious so I'm not too upset about that. Very smooth carbonation. I almost wish I didn't split this pack with a friend and I had a 2nd one of these.

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Photo of CliffBrake
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer's appearance was of a medium amber color with a light head and carbonation. There are light hops on the aroma, which is inviting but subtle.

The flavor is of nicely done hops - spicy and well balanced against a medium malt body.

Overall, this is a refreshing, well made beer. I would buy it again and be happy to have it frequent my refrigerator.

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Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ctgui
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of iuliusnepos
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not a big fan of their Cascade. Hope I like this one better.

A- Very pretty amber/copper. Good retention of this thick beige head. Big curains of lacing

S- Metallic chocolate milk. Thats's pretty much all I'm getting. Black licorice as it warms. Wild berries come out later as well.

T- A little fruity. Something like strawberry with very little sweetness. Ends with a pleasant woodiness. I think I'm picking out Brasseurs Illimités yeast. Some alcohol when aerating.

M- Pretty full but still manages to feel airy and light. Dry finish.

D- Quite good. Clean drinking. Interesting enough tokeep drinking.

Good beer. I'd buy it to give someone to try but I don't think I'd buy it for myself again.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a brown 341ml bottle. 2,29$ at Peluso. Dark golden orane beer. Off-white head, good head retention. Fruity on the nose, some swettness are also noticiable with caramel. Round in mouth, some bitterness. Good malt. Classic pale ale, very drinkable.

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Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a clear amber red colour with a massive foamy off white head. There appears to be a lot of carbonation rising to the top of the glass. There is a great amount of web like lacing on the glass, and the head sticks around for a while.

Smell - The beer has a hop aroma at first, but not overpowering. Also some orange zest notes and some toasted malts. There is a grassy scent and it smells really fresh and crisp.

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a fair amount of carbonation, but I would still say it's below average. The hops it first followed by a sweet cantaloupe like flavour. The malts kick in and then the hops reappear for the slightly bitter finish. The beer has a nice balance of flavour, but it is a tad watery.

Drink - An above average beer that I would drink again.. However I would prefer if it was a little more full bodied and less on the watery side.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a tasting glass.

Pours a nice amber/brown with almost no head at all. Nose is malty and crisp - a bit bitter and nice.

Taste is a good balance if hoppy and caramel malts. Very well balanced. The goldings are well matched with this dark amber malt flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy - overall quite well done.

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Photo of smcolw
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper color and completely clear. Hard to believe that there was only a single malt here, given the darker color. No pale malt base? I find this to be pretty impressive. Moderate starting head which leaves some initial streaky lace.

Leans to the malt side--lightly caramelized. A touch of molasses. Little hop.

More balanced on the tongue. The malt is like the smell, but hop provides a touch of white pepper bitterness. Notable alcohol warmth in the background. Very rich with a correspondingly low carbonation level. Comes across as a run-of-the-mill amber ale.

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Photo of Poljazz22
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from a fresh 500ml bottle cellar temp into a nonick.. 5% abv 42 IBU
A lovely golden color with a thick off-white head. Quite lacy.
Smells of malt and some spicy sort of sweetness.
Tastes like a well made ale with a bit of extra hoppy bitterness.
Easy to drink with nice balance of mouth feel and carbonation. Some alcohol warmth as you empty the pint. Comparable to a St-Ambroise pale ale.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a nice foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of astringent hops with dry caramel notes. Taste is also dominated by stringent and dry hops which somehow reassemble's notes of cats pee (and somehow this is enjoyable) with a subtle dry caramel malt. Not as floral as expected but still very enjoyable.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is copper, and it is clear. Nice head that sticks well to the glass. The aroma is typical Golding hops. Earthy and piney. On the taste it is piney with a very dry finish. Again the Golding hops is showcasing here. Not over extraordinary but an ok beer. Well balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Atwater Market. If english pale ale was intended to describe a faintly hopped mostly malty ale, then this beer meets that style. Slightly above average mouthfeel. Decent drinkability, but somewhat disapointing to discovering the hop.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: a coppery amber color with one finger of head and good retention.

S: Malty and cereal grain. I also get a bit of an estery aroma. Little hops coming through.

T: Very malty once again. I get deep crystal malts and some roast character too. Not much hops though IMO. I get a bit of a floral flavor along with some citrus and maybe a woody characteristic but its not all that apparent.

M: A bit over carbonated for my liking but its okay in terms of body.

O: A good beer but too malty and not enough of the showcase hop comes through IMO.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Perfectly translucent amber color with off white creamy head. Good retention and very good lacing.

S: Biscuit malts are very strong in this. There is a good level of tart and caramel malts. Good maple syrup like smell, brown sugar and light vanilla. Very light hop aroma: floral mostly with a bit of pine. Smell is good but very light.

T: Well, biscuit malts are still the main characteristics, as well as the tartness and the caramel malts. Some toasted bread taste is there while it wasn't in the smell. Lots of sweetness in this one: maple syrup, brown sugar and vanilla are still very much present. The hop level is still low with some very dry floral tastes and pine. The hops and sweetness blend in and create what a previous reviewer said a very cantaloup like taste.

M: Medium to light body, with a medium to high carbonation level. Does the job just right.

D: Balanced, refreshing and easy to drink brew.

Could be easily be misjudged as an ESB.

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Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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