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California Gold Blonde Ale | Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AtLagerHeads on 03-29-2003

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3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Company in Santa Clarita, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some slight grass and hay aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight sweetness. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's fairly basic and straightforward.

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

Photo of HopHead84
2.98/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5


On tap at Oggi's Carmel Mountain.

A: The beer is...gold, yellow gold. The head is a small white cap. The body is transparent.

S: Corn and apple with biscuity malt. Lightly spicy in the nose. Maybe a touch of DMS. There's not much going on.

T: Cracker and biscuit with a light bitterness. There's a little corn in the flavor, and faint apple notes.

M: Light in body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A run of the mill cream ale.

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3.45/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at one of the Oggi's locations in San Diego, CA on 6/30/11.

A - Clear pale piss yellow liquid with a finger's worth of bubbly white head that dissipated to a patchy veil and left behind sparse lacing.

S - Light grassy hops and sweet corn-based malt as well as lightly toasted grains and a mild lemony zing comprise the fairly subtle nose of California Gold.

T - Sweet malt with plenty of caramel and corn up front give way to mild floral and grassy notes. Finishes with a light grainy, bready malt character.

M - Light bodied with mild carbonation and a fairly crisp, clean mouthfeel overall. Finishes with mild hop bitterness and residual sweetness on the palate.

D - Better'n Bud and Coors, at least. Overall, this is a very non-offensive, light and easy-to-drink cream ale.

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2.34/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Oggi's Tustin

A: The beer pours a clear golden straw color with a fizzy white head and minimal retention.

S: Starts off innocently enough with some pale malts and a nice sweetness. A hint of floral hops and a sweet fruitiness to the beer. Then, there comes a strongly vegetal aroma that just ruins the beer. It's almost like broccoli.

T: The vegetable character is there from the start. Bit time grass and vegetable juice flavors. A mild bitterness, green apple, straw, and some moderate malt/grain sweetness.

M: Light in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: I would pass on this should we cross paths again.

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2.37/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: very pale gold--color of a light lager.short white head.

S:nice creamy, slightly sweet aroma.hints of sweet fruits, maybe berries.

T: definite pale malt quality. A little bland. Ends bitter.

M: light-bodied and quite dry. Low carbonation.

D: not terribly drinkable. I wouldn't have another.

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2.46/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/27/2007 (Draft @ Jobbing.com Arena, Phoenix, Arizona):

Pours an amber golden colored body, very fizzy, with a small whitish head. Strong malty aroma, almost sour. Very malty nutty taste, hoppy bitter. Letting warm a bit. Less acidic, less bitter as it warms.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Oggis Scottsdale
Poured a nice golden color with a small white head. Nose is slightly hopped and some grain to it. Taste matches the nose. Lightly hopped and well balanced but a pretty standard pale ale.Mouthfeel was light, crisp and balanced. More to the tradional style. Average Pale Ale but drinkable for sure. A pretty subpar Cream Ale.

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2.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample at the Santa Clarita location. Pours a clear pale golden color with a wispy white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Mildly hoppy aroma with biscuity malt. Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Toned-down hops and malt flavors with a touch of spice. The finish is short and lightly hopped. Not much going on here.

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2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Consumed 11/05/07 at Oggi's in Santa Clarita, CA.

Clear pale yellow with average white head which faded normally. Nose is primarily sweet grain (corn). Flavor matches consistency: thin. Grainy, corny flavor with some sweetness finishes mostly clean with some residual malt lingering. No hop character to speak of. Not terrible, but no prize winner

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2.49/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hmm, poured a crystal clear lemony yellow color with a bubbly white head. Not much lacing or staying power.

The nose has some grainy and pilsner quality but the biggest thing I can pick out is corn. Too much for style. Too much even for a pilsner or a cream. Diactyl is putting it lightly. Some lighter hop presence with more of a floral and citrus twist.

The taste is not as bad but definitely corny. There are some pilsner like quality with some a grainy and light husky taste. A tad of sulfur to boot as well. The hops are more presence with a nice bitterness and floral, spice finish. Some lingering sweetness that almost has a honey like characteristic.

The body is had a moderate feel and bit sweet for style. A bit under attenuated for me. Even with a limited head there is a good carbonation bite which helps out some of the bitterness come out.

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3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer emerges from the 12-ounce brown plastic bottle with the twist off cap a clear gold, the head substantial, creamy white that fades leaving a fine curtain of lace. Nose has a nice malt sweetness, fresh and clean to the senses; start is somewhat sweet, a bit of bitterness at the back with the feel to the palate light. Finish has a customary acidity, the hops mild in their spiciness, aftertaste dry, seems like a good candidate for a session beer.

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California Gold Blonde Ale from Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.
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