Golden Ale | South Austin Brewery

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South Austin Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 03-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 6
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Mora2000
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Whip In during the RateBeer Winter Gathering.

The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of biscuit and yeast notes, with not too much else going on. The flavor is a little more exciting. I get some light orange and lemon notes, as well as a lot of Belgian yeast and some grain and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of champ103
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: This damn bottle almost took my head off when the cork exploded and gushed everywhere. It took 15 minutes to pour. There is a light haze and golden/orange color. Once I can actually pour this the massive white foam head recedes to nothing. Not much lace.
S: Earthy, rustic, peppery yeast. Grassy, lemonny hops in the finish. Mostly yeast, but enjoyable.
T: Really one dimensional. Earthy, peppery yeast with a bit of a lemon twang in the back end.
M/D: A light to medium body. Crisp, but thin at the same time. Not hard all to drink. Probably not something I am going to grab very often, but fairly enjoyable.

It was a chore to actually pour this. Once I got past that, this was pretty one dimensional. Considering the price for this is about $13 (and I don't usually comment about price), not something I am going to revisit soon.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of JonathanL7890
4.44/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a straw color with a 1 finger white head that dissapated quickly.
Aroma: Lots of fruity esters. Pears, apples. Medium floral hop character. Some alcohol presence but not overpowering. soft Malty character
Flavor: Spicy, fruity esters supported by the pilsner malt character. Taste is dry but not too dry, balanced by the malt and the hops. Moderate bitterness and some floral hop flavor comes through.
Mouthfeel is solid. The balance between sweet but not too sweet and dry but not too dry is achieved. Medium body. Some alcohol warmth comes through. Very smooth.
Overall: I'd give this all 5's if it was substantially carbonated. A very nice well balanced beer. I'll pick up a few more and condition them for a few weeks and revisit this brew.
Good Job South Austin!

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Whip-In the day of the release (reviewed from notes)

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a hazy honey color; the modest cap leaves a few shards of lace behind

Smell: Bready, with pear, golden apple and white pepper elements

Taste: A bit of breadiness, but the golden apple and pear jut forward, with white pepper, grains of paradise adding complexity; the beer has a toffee dimension, too, but offets that with some tartness, after the swallow; a hint of honey in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice first effort that could hold its own against Belgians brewed in the old country; the carbonation could use a little work but that may be because that aspect of the beer was still in development (the Saison was not being poured on the day of the release as it had not yet developed enough carbonation)

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of drpimento
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad. Poured at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, very frothy, light, off-white head that soon settles to a cover that then is there for the duration and some lace. Color is a crystal clear pale yellow with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is mainly yeast, with some malt, spice, grain. Flavor is like nose, sweet up front, then carbonic tang and a bit of bitter and lemon. Fairly simple flavors. Body is ok and is highly effervescent giving a mouth filling sensation. Finish is like flavor, short in length, and leaves little impact. Not bad beer, could drink more.

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Golden Ale from South Austin Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 28 ratings