Goddess Golden Ale
Persephone Brewing

Goddess Golden AleGoddess Golden Ale
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Style:
English Pale Ale
Ranked #77
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #27,152
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 7.11%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
19
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Persephone Brewing
 
British Columbia, Canada
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 19
Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

355ml can, part of a quartet of products from this brewery to recently breach the Alberta brew border.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and rather creamy off-white head, which leaves some sudsy continental drift lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a twinge of biscuity caramel, subtle apple and underripe pear fruit notes, and leafy, weedy, and grassy hop bitters. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, well-toasted white saltine crackers, a tame hard water flintiness, some now ethereal pome fruitiness, and still heady leafy, grassy, and straw-like hops.

The carbonation is quite understated in its come-hither frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight for the style (or even the more appropriate one that I have in mind), and mostly smooth, the various edgy and bitter essences creating some dissonance here. It finishes rather dry, the biscuity nature of the malt in cahoots with the lingering noble hops.

Wow, one tasty and engaging golden ale, with more than a passing resemblance to a well-rendered ESB, IMHO. Totally something I could see taking a case of on a camping trip, if drinking the same thing all night was, ya know, still my thing.

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Photo of Rutager
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks Mike for bringing a "growlette" of this back from the coast for me!

Appearance. Pours a clear gold with almost a finger of white head that fades to a skim but doesn't disappear. Nice bands of lace left behind.

Smell. Light bready yeast and grainy malts with a little bit of grassy hops.

Taste. Again, light grainy malts and a decent grassy hop bite (much more than I expected). There's a little bit of light yeast as well but the hops are what stand out and taste quite nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with creamy, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Great stuff. Nothing extreme going on here (which is clearly the intention) but quite flavorful. A good session beer and very well done as far as the style goes..

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Goddess Golden Ale from Persephone Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 19 ratings