Au Golden Ale | American River Brewing Company

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Au Golden AleAu Golden Ale

Brewed by:
American River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Fatehunter on 04-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by TheSixthRing:
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3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy, pure golden color with a white, 2 finger head. Good retention, resulting in fine layer of microbubbles across the surface. Fair lacing with good stick.

Smell - Prominent grain aroma. Faint honey and grass notes.

Taste - Follows the nose. Clean, crisp and strong in grain character. Touches on ester sweetness mid-taste; faint red apple and stone fruit. Hints of honey. Slight notes of grassy bitterness near the back end before a well balanced finish.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat velvety in smoothness, going down with great ease. Fairly dry finish.

Overall - Your classic American blonde, and a fantastic example at that. Clean, crisp flavors. Very lager like, but with that fruity ale yeast presence. A great beer for the backyard BBQs you'll be having all summer long.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of camshew
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured two fingers of head on a hazy, dark golden colored body. Great head retention.
The aroma has a nice floral scent, honey and dry grain.
The taste is a little disjointed, a moderate dry bitterness moves to a harsher bitter taste. A little bread and yeast.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Looks and smells great, the taste wasn't as good but still a worthy beer.

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Photo of 111213forlife
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of MattSlem
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JohnBiale
4.58/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curtis
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz, found in a grocery store. The color is exactly as described -Golden, not pale yellow, not hazy, just clear gold. Poured a tight, long lasting lace head. Aroma was slight, fresh, some light grain, not hoppy or floral. Mouthfeel had a little carbonation tingle, but not too much. Taste is very good and smooth. The malt comes though well, again the hops are slight. Grain is clearly present. Overall, a nice surprise from something I picked up as an afterthought. Very drinkable, would love to try it on draft.,

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Photo of Woody86
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Very good; living in Gold country CA I had to give this beer a try out of novelty; not in the least disappointed.

Form's a nice head that quickly fades into nice lacing. Aromas of wheat, grains, and caramel. The taste profile is very similar to the aromas, very easy drinking, grains and sweet caramel notes in the background, not unlike those found in a scotch ale, are present.

Beautiful golden color befitting the name.

A very light bitterness in the finish really polishes this beer. Have to say I love it, and for the $4.40 I paid it is definitely an ale I will be drinking again.


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Photo of ahalset
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Au Golden Ale from American River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 11 ratings