Alcatraz Searchlight Golden Ale | Alcatraz Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Alcatraz Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Dogbrick on 01-15-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of JamesS
3.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a nice light yellow color with some good head and decent lacing. Nice sweet scent, although with no overtones of anything, just a little malt. Good clean taste, again, nothing great, but nothing bad, either, just a very clean and refreshing flavor of mostly malty sweetness. Very clean finish and very easy to drink, it goes down very smoothly.

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Photo of tmoneyba
2.12/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draft sampler at Indy.

Poured amber color with an average white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Light sour citrus aroma. Light body with a watery texture. Light sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration.

Below average light beer.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.16/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewery in Indiana. Off the tap this beer was a clear golden yellow color with a pure white head. Dissipated to a white ring that clung well and laced nicely. Pilsner-like aromas are subtle. Grainy malt and some hops. Tart flavors of biscuity malt, grains, dry hops. Understated but crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation. Clean finish and a smooth mouthfeel. Though it lacks in the flavor department it is quite drinkable otherwise.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.12/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a sampler: This beer is almost colorless, it is barely yellow-gold with virtually no head or lacing to speak of. There is a mild hops aroma. The body is light and crisp, with the standard "brewpub light lager" flavor. The finish is mild as well. Overall this is forgettable, even in the realm in which it resides.

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Alcatraz Searchlight Golden Ale from Alcatraz Brewing Co.
2.7 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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