Yukon Gold English Pale Ale | Yukon Brewing Company

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Yukon Gold English Pale AleYukon Gold English Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Yukon Brewing Company
Yukon, Canada

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by IronDjinn on 07-28-2003

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of rickfos
2.2/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Sammy
2.35/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Lots of carmel, malt, a bit of European hops, nice lace. Malt aroma. Not up to Pale ale standards, and really a British style, not American, as nowhere hoppy enough. Flavour is Grassy and carbonation, watery. Did I say it needs some significant hops? Nothing special.

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Photo of Molson2000
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bready, toffee malt aroma. Fairly thin, sweet malt with bready notes is all this has and not much of it. Sure it is an English Pale Ale, but even they have some flavour.

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Photo of mikebu
2.51/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EnemyWithin
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle into Sam Adams glass.

Appearance: 3
Clear golden color with 1/2 inch white head that fades quickly

Smell: 2.5
Hints of sweet, grassy malt and faint hops. But aroma tends to dissipate quickly.

Taste: 2.5
Somewhat bland. Mild grain and caramel male and very mild bitterness present from hops. Overall, slightly better than typical macro.

Mouthfeel: 3
Average at best. Thin body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: 3
A better version of beer than the typical macro offering. But not something I'd seek out again. Not recommend, unless for your macro-drinking friends.

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Photo of Kevin_the_orange
2.77/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A disappointingly mild beer. Yukon usually brews quality beers, but they really missed the mark with this one. It's smooth to the point of being forgettable. I regret buying a six pack.

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Photo of Wajohnst
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer drinks more like a pale lager than an EPA. There is a slight bitterness present and a touch of sweet caramel. But overall, this doesn't drink much like an EPA at all.

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Photo of bobsy
2.91/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of BigBry - thanks for sending my my first beer from the Yukon! Dark gold body and a fairly tight white head that lasted quite well. Grainy smell, with the slightest hint of caramel. Dry grainy flavour, almost wheat-like - not much sweetness from the malts apart from the shadow of caramel that had turned up in the aroma. This beer seems to have more flavour traits in common with a mass-produced lager than with an APA. Very little hopping apparent and more back-loaded to accompany the dry finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light with standard carbonation for a beer of this type. Drinkability is actually pretty good, and the flavours seem to improve a little as the temperature rises. It would probably make a good lawnmower beer on a hot summer's day. I have higher hopes for the Yukon Red.

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Photo of Tilly
2.99/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden amber pour. Fast dissipating white head. Looks great. Ends there. Malty, yeasty aroma. Commercial aroma. Commercial taste. Nothing exciting here. As a Canadian, I think we can do better!

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Photo of Mlkluther
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Meh. Average.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jcubz
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mousel
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of headlessparrot
3.07/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a single can as part of a mix-six pack; there's no date on the can that I can find (either bottling or BB), so who knows how long this has sat on the shelf. With that caveat . . .

Pours a kind of gold/orange/copper colour, faintly hazy and visibly effervescent. A super-aggressive pour still only nets about two fingers of foam, which recedes quickly to some islands and some lacing on the glass.

Smell is toffee and caramel malt, accented by some fruity esters, faint milkiness, and a light dusting of herbal, grassy hops. Roots? A bit of almost vanilla,maybe? Hint of a slight sour twang? Most certainly a developing presence of nuttiness.

The taste feels almost immediately slightly "off." An initial sour twinge, then a blast of sweet toasted malt--caramel, toffee, with a bit of a bitter, earthy hop backbone. More nuttiness, a touch of herbal hops as well. Slightly acidic? Carbonation is fairly high and the body is on the low side of average.

I really wanted to like this, because I generally think Yukon Brewing is a solid, reliable company that deserves some credit. But there's just something ever so slightly off here, and thus it qualifies as merely "okay" to my taste-buds. Wouldn't seek it out again, but I suppose I wouldn't object to its presence in, say, a sampler case from Yukon Brewing.

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Photo of vanrassel
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yukon Gold is a decent beer, but there are plenty of better APAs out there.

It pours a cloudy, dark gold into my pint glass. There's a slight hint of orange through the chill haze. A foamy white head to start, which diminished to little more than a ring as I went.

The smell is an understated saw-off between grassy hops and buscuity malts. There are tiny whiffs of fruity esters — pear, maybe?

The taste is a balancing act between the hops and a malty backbone, making this much more of a British-style brew. Subtle bitterness comes at the end and aids in a dry, crisp finish. The carbonation is a bit on the weak side.

I got this beer as part of Yukon Brewing's "Thirst Aid" 12-pack and definitely enjoyed trying their different brands. I'd probably go back to Arctic Red and Chilkoot Lager, but I could take or leave this one.

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Photo of nickd717
3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a friend from Whitehorse (the city, not the awful Taylor Swift song), I was able to fulfill a longtime dream of mine: trying a beer from the Yukon. Crazy, I know. I had just consumed an Indian Wells Mojave Gold and needed something to get that awful taste out of my mouth. Considering how terrible that was, I should have opened a Westy 12. But this beer, although average at best, did the trick.

Pours dark golden with a nicely formed white head and very good lacing.

Aroma is pale malt and grain, along with a little earthy hop bitterness.

Flavor is all right, nothing special. Pale malt and grain, a hint of wheat, and earthy and floral hops on the finish.

Very clean and crisp on the palate with medium-light body.

Drinkability is good. Nothing exciting overall, but not bad for a golden ale. Good to finally try a Yukon beer. Need to get up and visit that place eventually.

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Photo of NorthernSails
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.19/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The head was soapy, off-white with low retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was slightly sweet. Mouthfeel was medium with a slight sweetness on the tongue. Finish lingered with a mild sweetness that provided a beautiful juxtaposition to the curry heat of the meal.

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Photo of elricorico
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a thin fizzy white head, that faded away to nothingness. Nothing too impressive here.

Smell is a mix of bready malt and flowery hop. The smell is good, but on the light side.

The taste begins with more of the grainy bread flavour and ends up with a fairly dry and grainy finish. Not much in the bitterness end of things. Lacking in excitement factor.

Mouthfeel is good until the finish, which I find a bit coarse. Drinkability is a little above par, but this beer isn't one that I'll rave about.

Not a bad beer, but perhaps it has been overshadowed by the Arctic Red I had just before it.

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Photo of Reswald
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Exeter
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bman266643
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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Yukon Gold English Pale Ale from Yukon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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