Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale | Brasseurs Illimités

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Simple Malt Golding Pale AleSimple Malt Golding Pale Ale
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Simple Malt Golding Pale AleSimple Malt Golding Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Illimités
Quebec, Canada

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Phyl21ca on 08-19-2010

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Photo of Poljazz22
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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 iuliusnepos
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of theDuck
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franck
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of fostachild
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of smcolw
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
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 WillAndSarah
1.5/5  rDev -58%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
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 kabritz
1.75/5  rDev -51%

Photo of groleau
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of 4ster
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a half tulip.

A: Pours a nice copper colour, clear with not much action going on inside, nice head and decent retention.

S: Light hop smell, bit sweet/fruit on the nose and some maltiness.

T: Starts off with medium sweet malt flavours, followed by hops and carrying that through to the end with some bitterness. Pretty representative of the style, though with a bit more hops..

M: Very Light carbonation, though hits your tongue quite a bit, nice well balanced body though.

O: Overall a decent pale ale, not too boring but at the same time doesn't stand out greatly. Not the best offering from the Simple Malt line, but if Pale Ale is your thing, this beer is quite drinkable though the bitterness might get a bit harsh after a few.

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Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jrempel
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of BGDrock
4.32/5  rDev +21%
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 oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ctgui
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
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 kingcrowing
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
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 Swedes21
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341 ml served in a tulip glass

Apperance - beer pours a deep pale ale that is somewhat hazy. The head is a slight off-white colour with some nice fluffiness. I see some faint levels of carbonation. Lacing is low.

Smell - I can pick up some hops, slight citrus from orange and minimal spices. Very easy smelling beer.

Taste - the taste is almost like burnt caramel with a mad dash of spice. There is a bitter finish as well.

Mouthfeel - decent carbonation levels add a little to the bitterness and also bring the sweetness fwd a little. Not much else occurring.

Drinkability - Its an ok beer, not something I would look for again but not something i mind trying.

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Simple Malt Golding Pale Ale from Brasseurs Illimités
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 36 ratings