Cross Of Gold
Revolution Brewing

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From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #76
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,692
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 11.17%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
342
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 01, 2022
Added:
Feb 04, 2010
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  72
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Crisp golden ale with a delicate hop finish. This is our lightest ale and it is brewed with a bit wheat malt for body and Munich and Aromatic malts for and undertone of honey-like sweetness. Lightly dry-hopped with Cascade hops for that classic American golden ale aroma.

25 IBU
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Reviewed by illtexzona from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz can into nonic

Rich gold with a full white head and good carb throughout. Malty and sweet, with a good hop balance that keeps it from being too sweet, but doesn't get bitter. Excellent beer for the style. You look above it in ranking and it's all flavored with adjuncts.

There could easily be an argument made that Cross of Gold is the standard bearer for American Blonde\Golden Ales.
Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by PCJLizard

Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by NeutroMan from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden color with a half-finger rocky white head that disappeared almost immediately. Good amount of bubbles streaming up from the bottom.

S: Sweet malt, honey, peaches, some corn adjunct.

T: Orange citrus comes through much more than it does in the nose. Other flavors listed are also present but none dominate. Very well balanced.

F: Medium-light bodied, very crisp and refreshing.

Enjoy on the beach.
Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by ChiTownDrinker57 from Illinois

Oct 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by puftdank from Illinois

May 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Winston3737 from Michigan

Jan 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by cd34 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2019
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a deep, clear golden color with a copper-orange tint. Ferociously bubbling with a good lacy head.
Aroma: Light aromas of orange, pineapple, citrus. This is followed by a honey, graham-cracker sweetness.
Flavor: Taste follows the nose with lemon and orange citrus upfront. Some honey, cracker, and American grains and corn in the middle. A little cauliflower. Mild to moderate bitterness... but finishes with a honey and slight sweet baked cherry & raisin on the finish due to Munich malts.
Feel: Medium bodied. Well-carbonated. Very drinkable and rounded. Finishes rather sweet as expected. Alcohol is non-detectable.

Overall: This is a great American Blonde ale. Light citrus notes, Great honey and grain malts. Nice German malt addition too. As I write this on BA it's listed as an English Pale Ale, which this is not. It should be updated. This is an American Blonde with some light Munich malt additions. Drinks very well.
Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

May 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.32 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrcraft from California

Oct 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by EdFed from Illinois

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Rymish from Colorado

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by dave_ackbar from Hawaii

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

May 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by Haybeerman from Colorado

May 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Apr 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by adam36 from Illinois

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Apr 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois

Mar 10, 2018
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Rated by Brew_killer from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice for a lighter offering.
Feb 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Skillz from Illinois

Jan 23, 2018
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
On-draught @ Revolution in August 2017. Rating from notes:

High C / AVERAGE
Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by imperialking from Illinois

Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Dec 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by Budlum from Maryland

Nov 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Somehow I missed this one for seven years... and it was in my backyard.
I've been getting shy of Revolution because their use of hops, while not dominant, was becoming too predictable.
So, I catch this can. And this pale is done right. Pleasant, refreshing, just sweet enough and, at least for me, not too hoppy.
Cross of Gold hit the spot on a warm October late afternoon.
It is nice to think that a can of beer can put the world back in balance.
Oct 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by AuntBea from Illinois

Sep 19, 2017
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Rated by Verasong from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Great crisp light golden ale with a great sweet finish. Also makes a great beer to use for beer can chicken.
Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by scottspencer from Indiana

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2017
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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can poured into a pint glass boasts a bright golden bubbly body and floats little more than a cap of white head that disapates to nothing and leaves no lacing.

Aroma and flavors include a cracker malt, floral hops, and a little honey sweetness for good measure.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.
Overall, put it in your golf bag and enjoy.
Aug 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.7 by Eric_T_07 from Illinois

Jul 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by REVZEB from Illinois

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Jun 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Egotist from Illinois

May 09, 2017
Cross Of Gold from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 395 ratings