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Golden Glowe | Kalona Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kalona Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
kalonabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by errantnight on 06-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
3
pDev:
35.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by errantnight:
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1.81/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Drain pour, sadly.

Was super excited to try out this 32oz growler, picked up at HyVee.

Pours nearly dead flat, just a few thin bubbles. No lacing or head formation.

Aroma is off. A hoppy character is trying to fight through, but diacetyl and big yeast esters overwhelm.

On the palate this is thin, buttery, and spicy. Unpleasant.

If it wasn't clear that there was at least a decent beer hiding through the fermentation and bottling/growlering mess, I'd give up. But Kalona seriously needs to clean up their act. The fermentation went way wrong on this, and their growler fill solution clearly isn't working (and is astoundingly overpriced).

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Photo of warpig372
4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

Photo of jzlyo
2.93/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is dank/grassy hops and, oddly, Doritos. The flavor is light grapefruit, Doritos, fruit, hop resin and a bitter/slightly tangy finish.

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Golden Glowe from Kalona Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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