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Quinn's Golden Ale | Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-27-2004

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5
Ratings:
7
Avg:
2.8
pDev:
11.43%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7
Photo of beersheppard
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: slightly hazy, golden (imagine that) hue, white head not much lacing.

Smell: grainy

Taste: balanced, grains and malt paired with the counter balance of light floral hops. Nothing too exciting.

Mouthfeel: not too robust, about what you would expect.

Drinkability: I wouldn't get again, not great not terrible, but hey they were giving it away when you walked in the door at Vine Street. Thanks!

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Photo of Rayek
3.02/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Mountain Sun's Vine Street Pub.

A: Very hazy straw colored beer. White head is small, with OK retention. Leaves a little bit of lace.

S: Fruity with hits of apple, citrus and grass.

T: Pretty mild stuff. Malt is a little sweet with a husky quality. Hops are more floral than bitter, with light citrus flavors. The bitterness level is just high enough to balance the malt. Finishes very clean.

M: Light body with the right amount of fizz. Feels a touch grainy.

D: Not that exciting. I'm pretty convinced that this style is meant for the American Macro drinker who doesn't want to stray too far off the beaten path. A nice session beer nonetheless, and a good example of the style.

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Photo of rye726
2.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not one of my favorites from the Sun, but here it goes. This brew is a clear yellow with a light tan head. The nose and taste are a bit light even for a blonde. Some grainy malts and quiet hops. The body is also quite light and downable. A decent brew, but I expect more from teh sun.

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Photo of mpyle
3.13/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Shows a cloudy gold color. Modest white colored head with reasonably poor retention. I would argue that clarity is an important element to a Kolsch-like beer.

Very subtle malt aroma, otherwise quite clean. Possibly a bit cidery as it warms.

Nice malt/hop flavor balance, though probably hoppier than anticipated. A bit of sulfur taste? Subtle lingering hop bitterness.

Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. No astringency or alcohol warming. A bit "spritzy" on the tongue.

A flavorful example of a Kolsch-type beer. Balance maybe a bit too much toward hop, but a decent light tasting ale.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.71/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a pale yellow body capped by a nice fluffy white head. Yet that went away rather toot sweet quickly.
Smells like a lager. Grain and malt sweetness. Sticky. I think this is a lager.
Tastes like a lager. Thin, malty. Like a Bud on a malt kick. Not very pleasant, but not bad. Perhaps I'm just an ale guy, this one doesn't do it for me.
Still, a nice drink. I think its mislabeled.

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Quinn's Golden Ale from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
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