Yukon Gold English Pale Ale | Yukon Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada
yukonbeer.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by IronDjinn on 07-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of hoplover82
4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First of all, let me just say that this is an English Pale Ale, not American. And for the style, I think this is a pretty darn good interpretation of the style.
A-Pours a clear copper color with a good 2 finger off white head that has very good retention and strong lacing.
S-The aroma is on the faint side, as most authentic EPA seem to be. Mainly faint sweet caramel and mild, yet somewhat bright earthy hops and mild fruity esthers. After a swirl of the glass, a bit a floral hops comes through as well. Quite nice.
T-The flavor is much like the aroma, with faintly sweet caramel in the front and a mild hop bitterness and floral/ earthy hop flavor, very mild along with some sweet summertime melon like fruits. I don't know how fresh this bottle is though. I'm sure on tap in Canada, the hops come through more and is better, but this is nice.
M-At first, the beer seems a bit watery, but after my palate got used to the beer, it was a very balanced medium body, slightly sweet at the beginning and slightly dry in the end, also slightly creamy in the middle. Very nice.
O-Overall, it's a solid interpretation of the style imo, and deserves a better overall score. I'm happy I have a friend who went to Canada and thought of me and brought me back some of this great beer. Thanks Bill!

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Photo of CrazyMike
4.06/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown appearance with thick, fluffy head. Light caramel smell with a hint of grass.

Taste has a strong, caramel flavor with a hint of malt and grain. Medium body and Moderately carbonated with a smooth, dry aftertaste.

Overall, a decently flavorful, seemingly thick, beer that goes down smooth. Worth a try.

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Photo of Cwrw
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the Yukon comes another great beer with a great name, Yukon Gold. Aptly, the label shows a burly, wild looking gold prospector.

This poured with a very healthy and fresh looking bone-white head, slighly brown, ultra creamy and meringue, 3 or 4 fingers of it. As the head recedes it tends to leave circles of lacing at different levels on my glass. It is gold coloured, amber too. Copper, honey, and red. Extremely clear. In the aroma I smell ginger, burnt buttery malt, along with a superb, pungent, dried fruitiness, and blackberries, floral hops. Some sourness, with sweet, almost sugary smell. There is nothing dull in the aroma: full of subtle notes, some quite hard to place. The taste is roast malt up front, leaving a buttery feel, but in the finish I can sense the grassiness of the hops, adding a nice balance. The taste is not quite as sweet as the aroma, but it is fairly sugary tasting, syrupy almost. Bready malt is definitely the most noticeable quality though, and malt-heads should love this. Herbs, caramel, butter, sourbread, and honey. They really let the malt shine through in this beer. The mouthfeel is just right, with enough carbonation and a smoothness perfect for a light ale. The sweetness might make it difficult to consume these consistently, but it is still very drinkable. This beer is definitely gold from the Yukon.

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Photo of Boughner33
4.01/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of wordemupg
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass dec29 2009

A clear golden like the name with a thumbs width of head that leaves a couple of rings where the foam existed for its short life

S biscuit with some toffee and some mild grass

T not far off the smell but a little sweeter, decent beer gets better as it warms

M medium bodied with just enough carbonation to keep it from feeling flat

D well rounded beer and well worth trying, went down pretty quick

one of the most underrated brewers in Canada IMO, I've had several from these guys and all good so far.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With nice new packaging and a hopefully a better distro this is a gem of a session beer. Balanced, hoppy but english in profile this beer rewards the drinker who likes flavour with supreme drinkability. Along with Phillips Blue Truck and Lighthouse IPA this may be one of BC's best session ales.

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Photo of shanny_koenig
3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronDjinn
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight from the Klondike, poured from a brown 341 ml bottle. Appears a very rich, deep gold/amber, nice big off-white head that recedes to a thin layer. Bready sweet malt on the nose, hints of caramel and toasted malt, light floral hops. Flavour is biscuity at first, then toasted, mild hop finish. There appears to be a bit more going on with the flavour that I'm having trouble pinning down, but it is all favorable, doesn't detract overall. Nice balanced mouthfeel, and no hop bite to stop it going down smooth. A decent offering.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a clear amber with a thin cap of white head that leaves scattered blobs of lace as it recedes.

Smells of crisp grain, baking bread,, faint citrus zest, cut flowers and mild earthy, grassy hops.

Tastes of crackery caramel malt, honeyed grain, minerals, faint muddled citrus and more grassy floral hops.

Feels light and smooth. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes off-dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Easy to see why this stuff is so popular up there.

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Photo of bearhugger
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very drinkable goes down smooth. Very light and clean in flavour. But with some caramel and yeast flavours, keeping you interested and going for another drink. Appearance is very nice with a golden hue and crystal clear. Aroma is sweet and with some fruity yeast characteristics.

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Photo of Dawkfan
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear golden color with a very small head, no lace even when swirled around in the glass.

S- Biscuity/caramel malts mainly in the nose. Grassy hops are in the background as well as some mild fruit aromas of apple and pear.

T- The hops are hardly noticeable until the end. It does have a nice sweet malt quality of toffee and caramel. The finish is slightly dry.

M- Medium body, carbonation feels right.

D- This is a fairly clean beer like the brewery states. I enjoyed most of Yukon's other offerings better, but there's nothing off-putting here.

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Photo of leaddog
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Golden straw/ochre colour with a very thin (almost non-existent) head. Slight bubbles are present with medium clarity.

Smell - Orange peel/citrus, floral notes, slight bitter aroma (perhaps from the hops).

Taste - Pine flavours and citrus is first detected. Not too bitter, despite the initial aromas. There's a freshness and pureness to the flavour, like water (but not watery tasting).

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with good carbonation (nice tickling of bubbles on tongue). Very smooth ale with pleasant aftertaste (no lingering bitterness).

Overall - Easy to drink pale ale from Yukon. Didn't initially know what to expect from this style, as the flavours and appearances can vary. The floral and citrus aromas really lure you in to this one. Not one of my favourite offerings from Yukon, but certainly worth a try.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, a starter brew, in advance of some surely unappetizing, subsequent bro-bar beers, yet in the presence of verily appreciable company, so, well, there.

Into yer standard American pint glass, this beer pours a clear medium bronzed amber colour, with one flabby finger of lazy, tightly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some sturdy, chunky instances of atoll arch lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of semi-sweet biscuity, grainy pale malt, orange and lemon fleshy fruitiness, and a touch of floral, perfumed alcohol astringency. The taste is more sweet, lightly sourdough-esque caramel malt, grassy, earthy, and leafy hops, some mild hard water flintiness, and a strangely heady, yet expectedly underwhelming metallic booziness.

The carbonation is moderate, and just a tad frothy, the body a decent medium weight, and agreeably smooth. It finishes on the sweet and malty side, but not overly so, the biscuity character not quite ready to give up the ghost, and the cheeky noble hops hard to ignore.

A pleasant enough pale ale, in the English sense, with a small Canadian twist. Tasty, enjoyable, and quite drinkable, a nice offering that I might endeavor to seek out on draft, in quieter environs that I am currently contemplating.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden with a one finger white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Some retention and a wisp of lacing.
S- Smell is clean with a bit of grain and a touch of sweetness and grass.
T- The taste is a bit sweet with caramel, butterscotch, and some mellow hops. Good flavors all around, although there is a bit too much diacytal type flavor.
M- Light body, smooth carb. Good mouthfeel.
O- It's an ok beer. Very drinkable. A bit too much diacytal and the aroma lacks punch. But otherwise not a bad beer.

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Photo of liamt07
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Steve, something to break up the slew of quads we faced in the QuadShowdown. Bottle describes this as an English Pale Ale.

Pours a pale golden orange, white head and some light lace and thin film of retention. Nose has some pale malts, some bread and grain notes, a bit of sweetness (maybe a hint of maple?). A bit of woodiness. Taste is grassy, with some grainy and bready notes. Faint citrus notes, a bit of orange. Light caramel. Mouthfeel is light, medium low carbonation. A servicable pale, but could be a bit nicer if fresher I'd gather.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $5.00 for a 650ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" white head that is gone in seconds. Very dark gold color and filtered clear

S- Good hops and malt. Nothing special

T- Ok but nothing special. Has a decent malt backbone but light on the hops.

M- Creaminess is there

O- Ok at best.

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with..... Fish and chips

Enjoy

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Photo of 4ster
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LDuke
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of northof60hops
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Yukon Gold English Pale Ale from Yukon Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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