Golden Ale
Sweetgrass Brewing Co.

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From:
Sweetgrass Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.32 | pDev: 12.95%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
21
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2017
Added:
Jul 18, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  5
SCORE
79
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Rated: 3.5 by nitter from Ohio

Nov 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Apr 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by JPNesker from Canada (ON)

Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.47/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Tallboy can from the LCBO; canning date of Aug 20 2016. Served well-chilled.

Pours a sparkling golden-yellow colour with streams of effervescence rushing towards the surface, where they merge with the base of a soapy, foamy, persistent white head. It's about one finger high, with excellent retention and a strong tendency to cling tenaciously to the sides of the glass, which also triggers the gradual deposition of a thick layer of lace. A blonde beauty. Not getting much off the nose, save for pale malt sweetness, grain husk, and perhaps a few grassy, herbal notes.

A decent blonde. I can taste bready pale malts, grain husks, lemony citrus and red apple, rounded out by some grassy, weedy, somewhat herbal hop bitterness on the back end. Kind of a vegetal note in the aftertaste, with lingering malt sweetness. Light-medium in body, with average carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Very sessionable, and effortless to chug, but not interesting in the least.

Final Grade: 3.47, a passable B-. Sweetgrass Golden Ale is a basic, straightforward blonde beer that drinks well, but doesn't do much to draw attention to itself in a crowded marketplace. Something you could share with the in-laws, or most macro loyalists - or pick up a two-four of prior to a camping trip and enjoy thereafter - but not something that will rouse much excitement from the beer geek set. I'd drink it again, but I doubt I'd go out of my way for more.
Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.37 by bryanzk from Canada (ON)

Dec 22, 2016
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Rated by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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Nov 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.32 by Mr_Rocca from Canada (ON)

Oct 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Oct 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.28 by Mousel from Canada (ON)

Aug 14, 2016
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Rated by Catzopoke from Canada (ON)

3.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Refreshing beer with a golden colour. Light with a refreshing light hop finish.
Aug 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by IdeaSpeeder from Canada (ON)

May 20, 2016
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.17/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
473 ml can served cold into a Guinness pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for $2.75 CDN. Appears to now be brewed in the Hammer, Hamilton, ON.

Appearance - Clear pale golden straw color. Some mild levels of visible carbonation and a nice fluffy head that lasts for a few minutes. not much in the way of lacing. Good looking beer.

Smell - Clean and crisp with lots of grain. Some slightly metallic and skunky notes. Nothing too exceptional here.

Taste - Again quite clean and refreshing, some creamy corn flavors to go along with mild grain. Little bit of sweetness and very restrained bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and well carbonated with a light body. Not much else to go on here.

Overall - Sweetgrass Golden Ale certainly won't turn any heads, but it's a solid and approachable blonde ale without to many frills. If you're looking for something that's affordable and a step above macro lagers, this will certain hit the spot. A brewery worth watching to see where they go from here.
May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.35 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.66 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Mar 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.02 by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by RedAleMan from Canada (ON)

Jan 23, 2016
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Reviewed by DaveBar from Canada (ON)

3.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Purchased at the LCBO for around the $2.50 mark for a 473ml can. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts for less than a minute before film out. Medium gold colour and filtered clear

S- Not much here at all. Not much at all.

T- Pretty pedestrian and very mass produced flavor. Not a good beer at all. It's a Bud with a touch of a moldy taste to it. The malt is ok which is this brew's saving grace but still not worth more than a 3.0 on the flavor scale.

M- Just like a mass produced North American produced brew like a Bud

O- Not so good. Just a mass produced bland North American brew like a Bud. Nothing to write home about and will not buy again.

Food Pairing

This ok at best brew went well with....... Yup! You guessed it! Whatever you would pair a Bud with.

Enjoy
Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by hunterjames from Canada (ON)

Sep 15, 2015
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Reviewed by peensteen from Canada (ON)

3.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pale golden colour, ring of white head, no lace. Smell is of sweet doughy malt, sugar cookie with a mild earthy hop as well. Taste starts out quite malty, biscuity and bready, low bitterness and light fruity-earthy hops, lingering malty finish. medium carbonation, medium body. Good and pretty easy drinking, however wouldn't be a go to for me based on personal preference.
Sep 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

3.11/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
473 ml can.

This is a nondescript, inoffensive yet enjoyable Blonde Ale. There is a sweetness in the nose that translates to a mild sweetness on the tongue. Smooth finish with next to no bitterness. This is certainly what I assume falls under the "gateway craft beer" category. It is unlikely I would purchase again.
Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.2 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

Aug 13, 2015
 
Rated: 2.11 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Jul 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 2.38 by JahTurbo from Canada (ON)

Jun 28, 2015
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Reviewed by mtomlins from Canada (ON)

3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Out of a can at Bite Burger. Nice and light, refreshing. A relatively bland beer with no single aspect standing out. Sweet malt with some light hops made for summertime porch drinking.
Dec 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jul 18, 2014
Golden Ale from Sweetgrass Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 27 ratings