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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Photo of Fusebuddy
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 Kevin_the_orange
2.77/5  rDev -18%
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 kelvarnsen
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatthewD4
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mousel
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikebu
2.51/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Corson
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rickfos
2.2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TerryW
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeremy7
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
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 jcubz
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of NorthernSails
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Molson2000
2.5/5  rDev -26%
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 Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tilly
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
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 RedAleMan
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wajohnst
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased this for just under $7 CDN for a bomber. First beer I'm trying from the Yukon, so combined with the fact that I'm virtually completed recovered from my cold, I'm pretty stoked to try this. Best before September 2015.

Appearance - Crystal clear, bronze and copper colored beer with a thin layer of foam that is poured on top. Lots of visible carbonation, but not much in the way of head retention or lacing.

Smell - Some floral notes followed up by a big grain bill. More of a big lager like smell with so much of a bready and grain based nose, but it smells enticing. A bit metallic after a couple of whiffs.

Taste - Quite mild, the grain aroma doesn't translate into anything bold. A bit thin tasting too. Graininess seems to become a nutty flavor as the beer warms a bit which is kind of interesting. Nothing off, but not terribly impressed.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, light bodied and well carbonated, but a bit gassy.moderately dry finish.

Overall - Not a bad English pale ale from this brewer, but not that stellar either as it's a bit on the bland side and too gassy for my liking. Some interesting things going on with this. Still worth a shot for tickers especially, cause it's from the Yukon and all which is pretty neat and the price isn't too bad either.

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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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