Gold Rush Belgian-Style Golden Ale
Pikes Peak Brewing Company

Gold Rush Belgian-Style Golden AleGold Rush Belgian-Style Golden Ale
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Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #306
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #33,208
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 9.46%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
41
From:
Pikes Peak Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  16
SCORE
84
Good
Gold Rush Belgian-Style Golden AleGold Rush Belgian-Style Golden Ale
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 41
Photo of mactrail
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is so rich and wheaty tasting. The Belgian yeasty character is robust, but not overly strong or off-kilter. Deeply aromatic with pear, dried apples, and a nose of alcohol. There's a dry fruit brandy hint. Clear golden in the Piraat tulip with a long-lasting foam.

Warm malt, a touch of sweetness, straw, Challah bread, and a little hot with alcohol. In every way this is smooth as well as flavorful. Overall I think this is one of the best strong Belgian golden ales I've ever had, regardless of price or provenance. From the 12 oz can I must have bought back from Colorado, been in the fridge all summer.

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Photo of Westers47
2.97/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Mine was listed at 8.7 ABV. A turbid gold in color with light head that doesn't last long. First taste is of wheat then you notice how sweet it is and finishes on the malty side. Seems they have increased the ABV over the years. Would have like to try it before they changed it.

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Photo of stevoj
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can at Old Chicago -Lakewood. Sweet malt prevails, aroma and taste. Slick, fake banana flavor, candy sweet kind of over the top. A bit too much, not sure what they were shooting for

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Photo of andrewbarrows
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The cans I buy are actually 8.2% abv. Pours a beautiful golden yellow. It is slightly bitter, but not surprising for 8.2%. This was one of the first real beers I truly liked.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

perhaps not the most compelling beer these guys make, but i think it has a lot of positives. the first is its fluffy body, its feels almost rich, yet still finishes on the dry side, and coats the palate with wheat textured fullness and bright carbonation, really good feel for the style. the other thing i like is the yeast, its not bubblegum or candy sweet and doesnt do the usual fruity ester thing to this all the way, maybe just a bit of green pear, its a lot more subtle and in a simple brew like this one, i think its a positive rather than a negative. maybe lower temperature fermentation than others, im not sure, but it works really well. what works less well is the grain, just a touch tannic and sweet in the middle, i guess it fits the belgian bill, but its too much here. it also tastes the same from start to finish. i am used to at least a little bit of evolution in belgian beer, you know, things coming on in waves, multiple dimensions, this doesnt really have that, but with its great mouthfeel i find it refreshingly simplistic. i could drink a whole bunch of these in warm weather, more than i can say about many other belgian types. more hops would pop it off it i think, especially something unique, but the foundation isnt at all bad. there just happen to be a lot more interesting beers on the menu down here at pikes peak...

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Photo of timontheroad
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 32 oz Crowler at the brewery. Golden straw color, slightly hazy appearance. Quarter inch head that quickly faded to nothing. Slight spicy, funky aroma up front with some slight sweet malt smells. Very sweet taste, didn't get as much of the funk in the taste - wish there had been more, something seems just a bit off in the taste. The mouthfeel was fairly light, with good carbonation. Overall, not a bad representation of a Belgian Pale Ale, but not out of this world either.

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Photo of kuitara
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drunk at Stapleton Tap House. On tap list as "Belgian Golden Ale." Slight sour on the nose. Nice golden color that almost looks like a blonde. Great carbonation but short head. Sweet taste and nice straight forward Belgian.

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Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery on March 2nd, 2012.

Half-inch head; nice golden color; head settles after first sip; great Belgian hop nose; very well balanced on the nose as well; totally Belgian forward; accessible; smooth flavor; again, balanced; overall light but fruit-flavored and well-hidden abv; almost Fruity Pebble cereal taste here; good beer.

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Gold Rush Belgian-Style Golden Ale from Pikes Peak Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 41 ratings