Golden Road Brewing

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Golden Road Brewing
California, United States
Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #320
Ranked #29,275
3.48 | pDev: 13.79%
Saturday at 07:55 PM
Oct 18, 2011
Notes: None
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Ratings by slayer3604:
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4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by slayer3604 from California

A-cloudy, yellow, billowing white head with some filthy lacing....proper hefe!

S-Clove, banana, bubble gum but neither of the three in abundance, or to the point that I wished it was 'more balanced'...they hit the esters just right on this one.

T-Nice and fluffy, just a tad of spice from the phenols, more clove, some gum and a nice little bit of hop kick in the finish. THIS was another one of those beers that just went down too easily.

M-Another balanced, enjoyable and firm feel from GR...can't say I'd change a thing on this hefe...I havn't enjoyed this style for a while now outside of Weihenstephaner...glad there is a new kid in town.

O-Impressive, and enjoyable. I will be giving these guys a lot of money in the future :(

Oct 18, 2011
More User Ratings:
2.83 by megamick from Iowa on Saturday at 07:55 PM
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3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a can of this beer from a Holiday 24pck that I bought from my local Target store. It poured a hazy orangish with no head and no lace. The scent had subtle orange peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle citrus presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with fizzy carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.

Dec 28, 2021
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3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

Appearance: Pours a light golden-colored body with slight haziness to it. Fast-vanishing, white head.

Smell: A little grain, knobs of rock sugar, some fruitiness and a smidgen of cracked clove.

Taste: It's sweet, kinda sugary, even, with a touch of simple syrup. Lightly bready, modestly grainy. Another jolt of sugar as a fruity apple juice-banana flavor enters along with some light clove. Slight tongue-coating action as the tastes culminate in an unappealing finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: A clunky, uninspired rendition of a hefe. Less Golden Road and more Middle-of-the-Road.

Dec 26, 2021
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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz can from Florida with a 1/1/2021 BB date stamped on the bottom. 5% ABV is displayed in the label.
Appearance. Clear orange-amber colored body with a decent white head but minimal lacing.
Aroma. Spicy with a suggestion of clove and a hint of allspice.
Flavor. Spicy, although less so than the aroma suggests, with banana joining the clove.

Dec 23, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. Short-lived and left no lacing at all. It smelled of banana, clove, cracked wheat and some yeasty notes. Sweet wheat taste with banana, clove and some light spices.

Dec 18, 2021
3.5 by icemanexit from Indiana on Dec 11, 2021
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2.2/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
by Shelbs90 from Montana

i tried to like this beer but it’s just not for me. it’s a very heavy tasting beer and the taste isn’t good. it’s a little too bland. wouldn’t buy this again in the future

Dec 05, 2021
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3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

nice weiss beer smooth but nothing special

Dec 04, 2021
3.5 by archero from Texas on Dec 03, 2021
2.42 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Nov 25, 2021
3.25 by Satsuma from Florida on Nov 15, 2021
3.32 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Nov 08, 2021
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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear orange amber color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather fast leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong wheat bread smell mixed with a little bit of clove and coriander. Along with these aromas comes a moderate showing of a banana smell as well as a bit of orange.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and wheat flavor mixed with some tastes of banana and hay. At the same time there is some orange and peach sweetness as well as a touch of caramel and orange. As the taste advances tastes of coriander and clove as well as a bit of pepper come to the tongue. With a slight loss in the sweet and wheat, and a touch of herb, one is left with a moderate sweet hefe taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium to slightly lighter with a carbonation level that is medium. For the style and the slightly sweeter flavor the feel is decent and makes it a rather easy sipping brew.
Overall – An OK hefe. Nothing to go out of your way for though.

Oct 30, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz can poured into a goblet

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one finger foamy white head that has shirt retention

S- toasted wheat, sulphur, banana, bubble gum

T- big banana, bubble gum and clove notes up front. Mid-palate gives some toasted wheat with more banana. The finish gives some fruity yeast with a linger of wheat and clove

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

Oct 03, 2021
3.57 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Jul 14, 2021
3.54 by sirspins from Florida on Jun 18, 2021
3.25 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 16, 2020
3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 04, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jwc215 from Arizona

12 oz. can - Best enjoyed by 12/16/2019 stamped on bottom:
Poured into HW glass:

Pours clouded golden yellow with an orange tint. The white head descends a bit too quickly. Some trailing lace slides down the glass with some stickage.

Some banana, subtle orange. slight clove.

The taste is of banana/clove - rather mild. Subtle orange. Wheat tang in the finish. Finishes more like an APWA.

On the thinner side, but it holds together.

To me, it's more of a HW inspired APWA, but nice for that. Pretty mild, but pretty pleasant. Nice enough, inoffensive, but nothing particularly special at all, IMO.

Oct 09, 2019
3.32 by windowside from Germany on Sep 17, 2019
4.3 by evanwoertz from California on Sep 16, 2019
3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on Aug 27, 2019
3.73 by PaleAleWalt from New York on May 19, 2019
3.75 by steverx8 from England on Apr 05, 2019
3.75 by Gaddabble from Ohio on Jan 17, 2019
2.5 by TrackBeer from California on Dec 27, 2018
3.58 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Oct 26, 2018
3.17 by Smhill from Massachusetts on Aug 12, 2018
3.11 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Aug 08, 2018
3.61 by shivtim from Georgia on Jun 28, 2018
3.75 by raybegleiter from California on Feb 23, 2018
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2.29/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by SamuelMiller from Montana

This beer smelled of citrus but not very strongly. The taste was not very strong. Overall this was barely a step above run of the mill stuff, it might as well have just been a blank can that said “Beer” on it.

Jan 28, 2018
3.75 by Beerbuddha from Florida on Jan 07, 2018
3.59 by cgrunin from Texas on Dec 29, 2017
3.75 by mrcraft from California on Aug 28, 2017
3.65 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Jul 28, 2017
4 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jul 19, 2017
4 by SGR1220 from California on Jun 17, 2017
3.25 by Marvicsin from California on Jun 02, 2017
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