Abita Select Belgian Golden Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
3.49/5
Okay
6 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Belgian Golden Ale is made exclusively with pale malts, resulting in a deep golden color and sweet malty taste. It is a flavorful brew (7.5% ABV), but is hopped liberally with German hops to balance out the sweetness and strength. We selected a special Belgian yeast strain that slightly imparts the flavors of banana, clove and even bubble gum. The result is a unique, and flavorful ale.

Added by acrawf6 on 08-04-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
pDev:
10.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by HowlingTurkey:
Photo of HowlingTurkey
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear amber color with a thick head...a little lacing. The smell is sweet and sour, but slightly floral. The taste is malty and a bit sweet. Nice balance. The mouthfeel is full and hides the alcohol bite that should come with a beer of this ABV. This is a very drinkable beer that works perfect on a cool fall day.

 333 characters

Photo of acrawf6
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Abita's new select. got it at Chimes East (baton rouge)

Served to me a nice clear orange amber with a small white head.

Smell. A bit mild, but still nice. Lots of sweet and fruity aromas. Little bit of apples and a good amount of bananas. A light aroma, light and sweet.

Taste. Also a bit mild. The dominant taste i get is more sweet fruits. Website talks about the yeast they used giving it a banana, clove and bubblegum tastes. Well i do get banana and also some bubblegum, but i have to look hard for the clove. But it is sweet, and with a low carbonation, this beer is very quaffable.

Mouthfeel. The carbonation is very light for the style, and i'm afraid makes it very easy for me to gulp. balance is nice, in fact, i am a bit surprised on the hop appearance here. It's different, but this could be just from the tap. But i think i needs more carbonation to give it more of a traditional feel and taste.

Overall an interesting take on the style. Seems very much in the middle of a belgian strong pale ale and a belgian pale ale. A bit light making it so freakin drinkable. I would really want to try this from a bottle. Too bad they dont do that. But this beer does have a mild characteristic that i could see many macro drinker enjoying if they tried it.

 1,276 characters

Photo of Robyn
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of noperative
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Abita Select Belgian Golden Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 6 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.