Gold Spike Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

160 Ratings
Gold Spike AleGold Spike Ale

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UnionMade on 06-27-2003

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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden pour with a moderate head.

Very mild aroma of sweetness.

It's a light flavor with high carbonation.

This is a lighter style of ale, but I find it very similar to a lot of pilsners. Recommendable as a summer seasonal for hot weather, but if you like big dark beers, you'll find it unremarkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.87/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Slightly hazed pale straw. Bright-white and fluffy head. Drops to a small cap and collar. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Slightly sweet light malt base. Crackers with some floral backing. Light yeast adds a crisp earthy character to the back everything. Light and sweet. Some biscuit dough. Some slight corn and grassy notes. Lightly hopped. Clean, but ultimately a bit sweet and lacking depth.

Taste: More of the same. A bit of baked cracker sweetness. Some light earthy undertones. A bit more floral than the style would usually indicate. A bit grassy. Clean and easy going. Sweet light malts take a bit more as the beer warms. Some corn and light husk.

Mouthfeel: Clean and light with a moderate carbonation. Lacks a bit of crispness on the finish.

Overall: More like a stone spike.

Easy drinking and light, but missing some depth and crispness. Nice sweetness. Average.

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3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Cask Republic, New Haven, CT:

The beer appeared a slightly hazy straw yellow color with a foamy white head with some retention. The aroma was a pleasant sweet malty smell. The taste had a definite German tilt to it, as expected, but wheat and banana...reminded me more of a Kristalweizen than a Kolsch. The beer had a light feel to it, but it was smooth and easy to drink. Overall, a decent beer and one that I would get again, but may not be my first choice.

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3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale hazy straw colored. Pours a thick foamy head with some retention. Some tiny bubbles rush to the top and forms a small layer at the top of the glass.

Aroma: Pale malts. Grapes. Some floral hops. Sweet smelling. Pretty inviting

Taste: Tastes like wheat. Weizen yeast. Earthy spiciness in the middle. Some hop bitterness on the finish. Tart grapes.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly. Vinous. Slightly sticky. Decent

Overall: A decent offering. A good starting point from pilseners for the uninitiated. Good for summer and its mostly light body and low abv make it a good session beer. Berkshire makes much better beer but this is a decent example of this somewhat obscure (at least in America) style

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Gold Spike Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.68 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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