Thirty Three Golden Ale | Riverside Brewing Company

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Thirty Three Golden AleThirty Three Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Riverside Brewing Company

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dgilks on 01-03-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of laituegonflable
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a burnished amber, light head. Nice lace. More amber than golden but hey, golden's not my thing anyway.

Light aroma but nice temperate hop notes, fruity piney and passion. Touch of lime. Pleasant notes, refreshing but not overpowering.

Taste is light, underwhelming similar to nose, but it's a bit less endearing on the palate. Slight resinous bitterness from mid-palate onwards. Flavour is there, but just nothing bold or particularly interesting. Light, refreshing; in many ways non-descript. I don't mean it to sound like a bad thing but I'm just used to bigger things from Riverside.

Thin body, a bit of pull from hops. Not quite enough body.

After all the fantastic beers from Riverside this is a slight letdown for me. Although I haven't yet officially reviewed the 69 Summer I think it does the perfect job as an entry-level beer that also manages to pack in the flavour; I'm just questioning the necessity of this addition to a stellar line-up. Certainly not a bad brew, just very generic coming from people who push the envelope so convincingly well with their other brews.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney. I was pleased to find it, as it seems to be one of the less well-distributed of Riverside's beers.

Pours a deep golden colour, almost heading towards a burnished hue, with some faint hazing. Body is decent and the head is a firm white leaving some solid streaks. Carbonation is fine and forms pleasantly when tilted. It looks good.

Nose is sharp and pretty similar to the others in the Riverside range. Some orange bite, smoothness, and clean. It's perhaps a little bit one-note, but it's a good note, and it's still nice overall.

Light and clean on the entry. Some mild malt sets things up before a nicely balanced hop addition gives some clean, bright and slightly citric flavours mid palate. The back drops off pretty quickly, leaving a pleasantly empty with some tang of cut grass in the aftertaste. Feel is also light and clean. Pleasantly dull and predictable.

It's not superb, but it's decent enough, and it has some nice characters. I think it's likely to get lost in the rest of Riverside's range, but I'd certainly be happy if this became a more widely distributed brew.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From Beer cartel - fresh stock that day.

Pours a lively two finger head over a golden body. Head fizzes over glass. Clumpy lace.

Aromas of floral hops, a bit of passionfruit, hint grapefruit.

Taste is Stone and Wood Pacific - I mean, delicate, floral, lively, grapefruit. The hops are, in truth, just a little earthy.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated, zesty, and only a tiny bit watery at the low ABV.

Very sessionable indeed... trouble is - it is sooo like Pacific, and Pacific is cheaper...

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Photo of dgilks
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clearish golden colour. Small, off-white head. Fair head retention. Decent.

Lightly malty but more importantly it is refreshingly hoppy with a nice citrussy kick. Obviously not designed to be full on but it works reasonably well.

As in the aroma, a touch of slight grainy malt fading quickly to a light, sharp, citrussy hop kick. Nice.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. A little fizzy but not bad.

A solid little beer. It fits solidly into one of the why bother styles but the hop levels redeem this and produce something nice and drinkable.

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Thirty Three Golden Ale from Riverside Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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