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Drake's Gold | Drake's Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by nickhiller on 10-29-2011

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Philousa
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed on nitro tap at Drake's Barrel House on 2/4/2012.

Poured a pale gold with a good amoumt of white foam. Clarity is great. Mostly bitter nuttiness in the nose with some pale & Pilsner malt in the background. Feel is very smooth, no doubt due to the nitro tap. Light malt fades quickly to an almond nuttiness. Light body, but feels heavier than a Pils. I likened it to a double Pils at the time. Lingering mild nut, close to an almond nuttiness, with mild bitterness.

Talk about a mild! This had a thin flavor profile, but it was definitely unique. I enjoyed the moouthfeel and drinkability. While I liked this on nitro-tap, I don't think I would ever buy this in a bottle. The flavors are really brought out by the nitro and the carbonation and mouthfeel would not be as conducive to the style. I'd be interested to see a bottle review, but I suggest going to the Barrel House.

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Photo of nickhiller
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nitro-tap at the brewery's Barrel House Tap Room.

A: crystal clear straw with a respectable head and lacing.

S: butterscotch or popcorn (even Pops cereal), in other words lots of diacetyl, but also a little bit of honey.

T: butterscotch again, lemon butter and fresh lobster, interesting.

M: silky smooth, delicate hopping cuts the butter some, dry finish.

O: pleasant drink, butter was a little overwhelming and off-putting.

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Drake's Gold from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.73 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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