Terlingua Gold Golden Ale | Big Bend Brewing Co.

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Terlingua Gold Golden AleTerlingua Gold Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Big Bend Brewing Co.
Texas, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by LXIXME on 10-01-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 43
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can. First off, I must say they Big Bend's website is goddamn gorgeous. This is an interesting Golden Ale that pours hazy. It has an interesting nose. Quite yeasty. Smells dry. Not big on hops. Flavor is grainy and yeasty. Sweetness only pops up here and there. I enjoy its dryness. I could slug a few of these. An ale one could bring to a gathering of those who aren't beer savvy. Despite my last sentence, this one isn't run of the mill. The flavor is unique. Not in love with it but appreciate it for some intrinsic reason.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal clear body with lots of carbonation, topped off with a thick fluffy head creating a thin lacing around the glass. The head eventually thins out into a thin layering over the beer.
Smell: Fruity, apples, mild grass aromas
Taste: Balanced mildly sweet overall, The malts come out towards the corners of your mouth and there's a hint of sourness to it as you sip it.
Feel: Smooth, light bodied not much carbonation, but very refreshing.
Overall this is a good beer, this is my second round, and I still find it pleasant to drink.

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Photo of goalpucks
2.46/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

For me, there isn't much difference from this beer and any commercial beer you could buy. I can see why it might be a better alternative picnic or bbq beer when you're in for a long day of drinking and taste isn't the highest priority and you don't want to get knocked around too early. I'm going to finish the beer and I'm not completely turned off by it but It's just not my style and that's ok.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy marigold with white head and plenty of effervescence. Smell grainy, light malts, hint of floral hops. Taste is light malts forward, sweet, a bit of a sour tang mid note and fairly clean, dry finish. Plenty of carbonation, a bit astringent but quite good. Great at a barbeque and both easily quaffable and quite good for the style. ABV well hidden and overall a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a short head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of grainy and cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a little more bland compared to the smell, but is malty and has light flavors of cracker malts. Although no bitterness is perceptible, there are enough hops to mask any sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a nice aroma compared to other beers in the style, but the taste seemed a little bland.

Serving type: can

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Photo of goatgoat
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into pint glass. Gotten as a holiday gift from some good Texas friends.

A clear, bubbly sunflower yellow. The head was white and fell quickly to nothing.
Light pleasant malts, a little grainy; light hop aroma; a faint bright sourness.
Taste follows the smell closely, the sourness being a little more prominent in the aftertaste. Overall bright and crisp. Mouthfeel is just on the heavy side of light. The 6% is hefty for a blonde but the beer stays fairly light in spite of that. Because it's so tasty and easy drinking, I would probably prefer a little lower ABV for the session factor.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Small to Medium sized white head quickly falls to a decent lacing above a clear bright as fresh panned gold colored beer.

Light sour lightly roasted grain malt aroma with a solid hops backbone included.

Light sour grain malt taste with a touch of hops coming through and fading quite quickly.

The aftertaste is on the lighter side and slightly dry with this light bodied beer from Alpine.

A light tasting beer sort of in the light American drinking family from all the Macros, seems to have a big and better taste than most of them. If that's saying anything.

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Terlingua Gold Golden Ale from Big Bend Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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