Barstool American Golden Ale | Foolproof Brewing Company

Barstool American Golden AleBarstool American Golden Ale
155 Ratings
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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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of hzl00b
1.43/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

My rating might be influenced by the fact that the shipment I got seemed like it was old. 2 out of 3 cans were frothy messes that were undrinkable. The last one poured reasonably, but tasted bad.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
1.77/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5

Probably one of the worst beers I've ever had. Gross brewery runoff water. Some butter. Yuck. I don't know. This can't be what the brewery was going for can it? To be fair, it was packaged in October, but it's in a can. 6 months shouldn't be enough time to completely destroy this beer.

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Photo of bjoyce12
1.85/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Want to prove you're a fool? Then order a Foolproof Barstool. Brewed in Pawtucket, RI, I have a feeling this is just Narragansett in a different, more expensive, craft-ish looking can. Bad sign when I asked the waitress what it was and she had no idea.

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Photo of LMSMITH
1.99/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2


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Photo of Rekrule
2/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of trevorpost
2.16/5  rDev -33.7%
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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Photo of mklisz
2.25/5  rDev -31%

Photo of Shandycan
2.25/5  rDev -31%

Photo of ThirstyBird
2.29/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Can without any dating on it. Pours a hazy dull golden color with an off-white head. The smell is grain, a touch a citrus and spice...smells more like a Belgian golden rather then an American golden as they say on the can. The taste again is spice, grain and not particularly pleasant. Way over carbonated to the point of ruining the already mediocre beer. This is a beer that I won't finish, unfortunately.

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Photo of tigg924
2.37/5  rDev -27.3%
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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Photo of Ken_P
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of s35keith
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
2.6/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Just not great. Was lacking the crispness I would expect from the style. Not very impressive.

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Photo of leroybrown10
2.74/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pale gold with a one finger white colored head. Head disappears quickly. Minimal lacing. Very clear.

Very little aroma. A little bit of grain. Just a touch of floral hops.

Taste is grainy malt and grass. Just a bit of spiciness. Not much going on. Very bland.

Thin mouth feel with crisp carbonation. No aftertaste.

Rather bland beer all in all. Not far off from a BMC AAL.

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Photo of GmAn613
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Horbar
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Duhast500
2.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 12oz. can into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

The color is a clear yellow/gold with a lot of foamy white head. As soon as the can opened the foam was overflowing.

The smell is grainy with a few touches of bitterness. There is an off aroma that smells a bit clay.

The taste is a bit grassy and leans toward the traditional hop flavor. The the malts hold up the balance and let the earthy flavor squeeze through. There is little more to the flavor but it does hit the right notes.

The feel of this beer is light and has a nice smooth finish. There is a nice crispness that brings on a nice refreshing feel that goes well in hot weather.

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Photo of bp4171
2.86/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MasterRigger
2.89/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, straw-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation throughout and a tall, frothy, chunky, bright white head. Aromas of toasted grains, wheat, floral highlights, and a hint of buttery notes. Flavors are a bit on the sharp side on the forward tongue, with a heavy tangy sweet, buttery character overpowered by a pepper spice, boiled greens, grass, and roast blend. The flavors are all over the place. The body is light and crisp, but the flavors are so robust that the beer is a bit out of balance throughout. Tangy, roasted sweet in the aftertaste, with a solid bitter and spiced hops presence. The finish has an aromatic linger that fills the sinuses, slightly grainy and barnyard, with a bitterness underlying. This one is a jumble.

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Photo of Peter1977
2.97/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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Barstool American Golden Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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