Golden Trout Ale
Mammoth Brewing Company

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Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #727
Ranked #47,764
3.3 | pDev: 15.76%
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellow and golden color with ample clarity and a soft 1/3" head. Aroma of light malt, Munich, and maybe some non descript grain and hay.

Taste is a beer similar to the macros, but with a little less sweetness and 100% barley. The hopping is minimal, the carbonation is high. This is one of those beers that they sing about in the country songs about how you want it ice cold because the girl is so hawt. It is a decent option for that person who isn't about beer but will drink one. The slightest sweetness and bitterness. A standard blonde ale. 25 ibu I would guess. No off flavors. I wouldn't shit on the beer just because it is what it aims to be a mild pilsner that keeps the lager feels way down. The yeast doesn't really provide anything here.

Mar 11, 2018
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Zorro from California

3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden ale with a medium sized white head. No Trout in the bottle.

Smells clean and mildly sweet. Mild noble hop scent, mostly hay and grass. This is your standard easy going lager.

Starts out mildly sweet with mostly a toasted grain flavor. Grain and very slight bitterness. They hop is both saffron and hay in flavor. Tasty enough to be interesting but nothing that would challenge your Pabst loving relatives.

Medium mouthfeel.

Overall tasty yet friendly beer. Something that would go with anything be it the Beach or a steak dinner.

Mar 11, 2018
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mactrail from Washington

2.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Light golden color with a modest hear and average carbonation in the mouth. Not much aroma.

This has an odd resiny taste that is hard to place. Slight bitter aftertaste. Slightly perfumey. Sweet straw flavor with an overripe fruit flavor, now that's the weird part. Sticky. A hit of something like sweet Vermouth. Artificial flavor watermelon hard candy.

This is pretty much the reason Blonde Ales don't get much respect. And I don't think this is a very good example of a style that sometimes surprises on the upside. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Jul 31, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and biscuit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but doesn't seem all that well done for a pilsner that the label is describing.

Jul 01, 2014
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MoorBeerPlz from California

2.79/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass (only glass avail.)...

A: Pours a golden color with a frothy head the disappears quickly leaving some residual lacing. I thought it looked quite carbonated in the glass.

S: Not as much as I expected. Some very light hops and maybe malt and citrus. Tough to tell (my nose is still learning).

T: Light taste, not near as much flavor as I was expecting... some hops, malts and a few other minor, unidentifiable tastes coming through. Nothing special but decent enough to finish with thoughts of having another. It drinks easy and went down smooth.

M: Light to medium with a lot less carbonation than I expected. I detected a dry finish and little residual flavor.

O: Not the best, not the worst I've had. In my mind this one is a middle of the pack offering of the style and no one should be offended if someone offers you one. Makes me interested in seeing what else Mammoth Brewing has to offer. The term "summer beer" comes to mind with this one. Cheers!

Oct 12, 2013
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mdaschaf from Indiana

3.28/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mo for sending this one my way.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head. Not much retention leaving a very thin white cap on top. White lacing forms all around.

S: Faint grassy hops and a little bit of citrus. There is some grainy malt and a slight soapy aroma.

T: Flavor profile is a bit cleaner, more of the grassy hops with some biscuity malt.

M: Crisp and easy drinking, medium bodied.

O: Pretty good, easy drinking lager. Nothing out of this world, but on the other hand, I have not come across many ABAs that are.

Jun 13, 2012
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BilbosNuts from Missouri

2.73/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a pilsener glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. It has a large, billowy, rocky, white head with decent retention that leaves scattered lacing.

S: The overall aroma is kind of muted, but there is a backbone of mild hops and biscuit-y and light sweet bread-y malts. Strong grain and grassy aromas are also present.

T: There doesn't seem to be much going on here. There are the light hops and bread-y malts tastes that remind you of the nose, but other than that, it seems kind of boring.

M: It is medium bodied with a slick, oily feel to it. It is a very clean drink, but is somewhat still despite the appearance of a high carbonation level.

O: I wasn't very impressed with this one. It won't deter me from trying others from Mammoth since they are relatively close. I look forward to what else they have to offer, but I probably won't be revisiting this one again soon.

Dec 16, 2011
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tony223366 from California

2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From my beer journal. Reviewed in Early May 2011. Drank from my Deschutes Pilsener glass.

A: Golden and clear color. Light colored head that actually stuck around nicely.

S: Smelled lightly grassy with a bit of citrus.

T: Mild sweet doughty malt flavor. I'm getting almost a nuttiness to it as well. A little too sweet and kind of bland.

M: Smooth mouthfeel.

O: Not my favorite pilsener. A little too sweet and doesn't pack much of anything.

Oct 17, 2011
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NickRivers from California

3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A&S - Pours a pale straw yellow with a small amount of white head which was very bready, other aromatic notes of piney hops, sweet light malt and some citrus.

T&M - Sweet right off the bat, very carbonated, nice use of bittering hops makes a well balanced light body beer, however the flavor lacks a superior characteristic.

O - A fair beer, but not something to go out of your way for.

I picked up a 22oz. at the one and only Tom's Place, The clerk pointed out six packs were also available for those who wanted to enjoy some brews on the lakes. The six packs now seem very appealing. As I mentioned before this one lacked a wow factor, which in this plain style beer, makes everything considering the drinkability level and plethora of brewers to choose from. Now that I've had this beer, I now see it as a beer i'll buy a sixer of on my way to the lakes, not a 22oz. that i'll recommend to friends, Etc. Not that this beer isn't any good, but beside light malt and light hops there not much to enjoy. Mammoth Brewing Co. is currently 1:0 on the 4 beers I purchased. I considering this a win for i'll be buying more next year as a session lager. Next up is the 395 IPA which looks very interesting. Check Mammoth Brewing out for some cool beer, cool bottles, cool merchandise, and all that other good stuff that makes this fizzy stuff all worth livin' for. Stay thirsty my friends.

Jun 01, 2011
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pitasoup from Tennessee

2.69/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Labeled #5 from flexabull. 12oz can poured into NB globe.

A: Can cracks open silently. Uhoh is this flat? No, billowing two inches of frothy white head dump out of the can as I pour, clear yellow liquid. 4.0

S: a hint of corn and a ton of biscuit malt. minimal citrus hops present - like how an old Fat Tire would smell w/o the belgian yeasts. 2.5

T: Cookie, doughy, biscuit malts. A touch of corn and oats as well. That's all I can get out of this. There may be the slightest hint of floral or citrus hop bitterness at the end. 2.5

M: Light to light-medium body, smooth and easy drinking. 3.5

O: Kinda bland, one dimensionally malty. I wish there were more hops and less biscuit malt. 2.5

May 22, 2011
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flexabull from California

3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another canned craft beer, nice!

Can says this is a Pilsner not a Blonde Ale, also says 5.5% ABV.

Pours a hazy gold color with a big rocky white head. Nice lacing too.

Aromas are grassy, with some citrus, lemon, and spices.

Taste is clean, and pretty simple. Soft creamy mouthfeel, with some mildly sweet malt flavors up front. Finish is crisp and dry, with some faint doughy, spicy and floral hop notes.

Mouthfeel is good, very smooth, with good body.

Overall, it's a pretty good beer. Flavors are simple, but pleasant, not sure I'd grab this is again, but it's quite refreshing and drinkable.

Apr 02, 2011
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chickencoop from California

3.57/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at one of the better if not best beer stores in SoCal, Hi Times in Costa Mesa. I've had many of these folks beers and this was a very good version of a pilsner style. Poured a little foggy, smell was light, sweet, and a bit bready. The taste was clean and refreshing, nothing special, not going to knock you out but good. I would recommend picking this up, good brewery, good version of a pils.

Dec 08, 2009
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ckeegan04 from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Grumpy's in Mammoth.

A - Hazy golden brown color. Off-white two finger head that faded quickly. Decent lacing.

S - Very light smell of pine and spice from the hops. Also picked up a hint of caramel sweetness.

T - Initial sweetness quickly covered by hop bitterness. Very well balanced.

M/D - Nice crisp finish. Good carbonation as well.

Mar 26, 2008
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