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Barstool American Golden Ale | Foolproof Brewing Company

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Barstool American Golden AleBarstool American Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheManiacalOne on 01-27-2013

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 148
Reviews by smcolw:
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3.97/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear with modest bar pour head. Leaves some spots on the glass. Straw color liquid.

Mild aroma--soft malt nose.

Full flavored. Starts with a grainy raw malt flavor. Soon there's a true hop wallop of bitter black pepper. Harsh lingering aftertaste. Heavier body than expected, good carbonation. The flavor belies the golden color.

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Photo of tigg924
2.37/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, clear, golden in color

Smell: grass, grain, and light hops

Taste: grass, grain, bark, and a good dose of citrus hops

Mouthfeel: light body, moderate carbonation, sweetish start with a bitter middle and a dry bitter end

Overall: One of the biggest disappointments I have had in a while. I understand this is supposed to be a semi-bitter but balanced blonde ale. To me the flavors do not balance well and even clash in places. I had a hard time finishing this one. Some times the hops are a bit strong for the style and for the base malt of the beer. To me this has the feel and taste like an honest attempt at homebrew but nothing I would pay for again.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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2.16/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells like ketchup, tastes like absolutely nothing. One of the worst craft beers I've had.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Peter1977
2.97/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 6/5/13

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear but lightly hazy - an attractive orange-dark gold color, maybe with some hints of light amber - small, white head, fades to a minimal cap and leaves some nice wisps of lacing

Smell: Lightly floral, lightly malty - just interesting enough that I wouldn't exactly describe the aroma as mellow - floral citrus with some nice orange and grapefruit - lightly grainy, with some caramelized malt sweetness - lightly toasted bread and some crackers - pretty clean smelling

Taste: Lightly malty and lightly hoppy with a nice floral, kind of spicy kick - lightly toasted grains, caramelized malts, freshly baked bread, light crackers - floral citrus, orange and grapefruit, with some spicy grass/herbal notes - medium amount of bitterness - nicely balanced overall - kind of a resiny, lightly sweet aftertaste, not exactly as clean as the smell suggested

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, mostly crisp but some stickiness in the finish

Overall: Aged on retired barstools

I bought this can a few weeks ago and it ended up towards the back of my fridge. In the meantime, I convinced myself that this was Barstool Brown Ale. Like, a wood-aged brown ale. Anyway, this is a good Blonde. Not the best, but worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
3.25 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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