Golden Toos | Millbock Brewing Company

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Millbock Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 01-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by sulldaddy:
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a clear bright gold color with blush to ruby highlights on the edges of the glass. I get a fizzy bleached white head of .5 cm that fades to a edge layer and then nothing very quickly after the pour.
Aroma is sweet malt and some spice with candy sugar and fruit and a little biscuity yeast.
First sip reveals an average body with minimal carbonation and slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Flavor is candi sugar, some tropical fruit (pineapple?), a bit of biscuit yeast and honey and finally some mild peppery alcohol. The beer drinks very easy with no heat on the finish even with the pepper on each swallow.
a simple, yet flawless beer for a style that can be messy in my opinion.
I enjoyed this beer and look forward to my next bottle from the brewery.

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried Richard Cranium at a bottle share last year but this is my first chance to really dig in.

A: The pale ale is an amber color, yellow-orange-brown coalescing while remaining transparent. Darker than a tripel with a thin white head.

S: A strong nose, sweet fruits with musty yeast and biscuit. The fruit is candied, pears and green grapes, with the mustiness of the yeast really cutting into it. Spices, honey and pepper, are noticeable as well, overpowering most of the biscuit.

T: Pleasantly sweet and filling, although the strength loiters just off stage. Biscuit is more evident, sandwiched among the candi sugars, mild fruits and pepper. The honey adds fullness to the body but its sticky sweetness gets lost in translation. Peppery heat is in the latter part of a sip, adding pizzazz to the finish. The residual flavor is of candied sugar.

M: Big and bold, plenty of sweetness to cover up the alcohol. Golden Toos is a mouthful but the flavor profile makes it more enjoyable.

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Photo of krukster
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this on 1/13/12 at Al's of Hampden as a 1L growler fill

Pours an golden / orangish color. Some haziness when looking through the glass, but overall pretty clear

Smell: Orange-like and candied smell, also slight smell of honey (I think)

Taste: Very smooth. Even though it is high-octane the booziness can be barely tasted. Can taste some spices and also honey. Does not have a bad after taste either.

Very nice Belgian Golden ale. Would definitively have on tap again.

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Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jdavolos88
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of JNForsyth
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of stakem
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start this review by saying I have no affiliation with this brewery. However, I have been gifted with the opportunity to try some of Albert's home-brewed creations via the local home brew club. This is one of the standouts that I got to have poured not only by him but was also able to try when he brewed it for Appalachian brewing company. I tip my hat to you, congrats on taking the plunge and opening your own establishment.

Reviewed from a growler recently acquired at Al's of Hampden (thanks to wishuwerebeer for sharing.) Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a perfectly clear golden orange color. A solid finger of creamy off-white head appears across the top and slowly fades to a lacing across the surface. Some spotty lacing sticks to the glass and a light swirl revives a quickly dissolving finger.

The smell of this brew strikes up thoughts of orange candy liquor. It has a very spicy marmalade type of aspect about it that is very unique and enjoyable. Spicy belgian yeast phenols rolls through the back of the nose with suggestiosn of clove. There is a mild fruity appeal to this aroma outside of the orange that is faintly reminiscent of pear or apple skins mixed with a light kiss of herbal hops. A swirl of the glass emits a slight hint of sulfur and almost a stinky cheese aspect.

The taste is all-inclusive based off the aroma. However, instead of orange candy/marmalade being a key player in the flavor profile, the yeast comes forward with a bold display of clove and peppery spices. The alcohol was seemingly non-existent in the aroma but it displays a pleasant warmth down the back of the throat. This brew smells like it is going to be a candy sweet mess but upon your first taste you realize all that is an illusion and you are left with a very nice interpretation of a belgian strong ale with hardly any residual sweetness. The spicy clove and peppery aspects are present through the experience to the finish along with a mild inclusion of herbal hops.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. For nearly 10% abv, it drinks very well despite the warmth that grows across the back of your throat. Overall, a nice arrangement of flavors and a well put together brew. Congrats guys, cant wait to see what else you put out! Stop teasing us now and unleash that oak aged version!

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Photo of pecokid
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I appreciate getting some of this from stakem, enjoyed from a cervoise chilled.

The color is golden as advertised with mild haze and thick cream cap of about 2 fingers with ultra fine bead. The lace clings ok. The smell is very tropical with lots of sugary notes with a dominant spice profile which includes some pepper and perhaps clove with a mild banana tinge and herbal hop accent with mild alcohol ester. The feel is great -not boozy or strong, very spicy and has a nice dry quality with substantial body from the malt.

The taste is very good, mild toasted grain with light sugar tinge and gentle tropical fruit from the yeast with some ripe banana and gentle herbal hop flavors which bring out the pepper in the yeast slightly. The alcohol is there too, but not over the top with a slight warmth and the light bitterness combined with dry finish adds to the complexity. Overall I really enjoyed this, perhaps the best from MillBock brewing I have tried so far, a pretty decent example of the style.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
2.66/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Unremarkable. Belgian Strong? Not for me.

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of aminobutyricacid
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Golden Toos from Millbock Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 14 ratings