Yukon Gold English Pale Ale | Yukon Brewing Company

Yukon Gold English Pale AleYukon Gold English Pale Ale
73 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by IronDjinn on 07-28-2003

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Photo of DaveBar
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
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


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Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Boughner33
4.01/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; no freshness info given. This is the first time that I recall seeing any Yukon-made beers available in Ontario, but it's certainly a welcome addition to the shelves. Served barely chilled.

Pours a crystal-clear, highly effervescent golden-amber colour, capped off with one centimetre of dense, creamy, white-coloured head. Decent retention; the head is small, but is constantly reinforced by the deluge of bubbles rushing to the surface. It takes a good long while for the foam to wilt completely, eventually leaving behind a modest, soapy cap and collar. Looks good, but the nose is quite muted - grain husk sweetness is mostly what I'm getting out of it, with touches of caramel, wet hay and biscuits. I realize this isn't typically one of the more 'aromatic' styles of beer, but even by EPA standards I would not call it an enticing bouquet. It's clean, sure, but that's the best I've got.

A clean, crowd-pleasing sort of flavour - but by craft beer geek standards, this beer borders on bland. The flavour has some grainy, bready notes and a touch of caramel sweetness, with light suggestions of red apple and pear. It finishes with touches of grassy hops and some leafiness, with a mild caramelized sugar sweetness that lingers on into the aftertaste, before fading from the palate a few seconds afterwards. Medium-light in body, with moderate carbonation levels that contribute to this beer's smooth, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. In fact, drinkability is probably this beer's main strength - it's boring, for sure, but it's inoffensive enough that I could theoretically session it all night, if I had the inclination to do so.

Final Grade: 3.3, a passable B-. Serviceable, but very forgettable. It might seem like I'm just criticizing this beer for being an everyman's sort of ale, but the lowish grade has more to do with the fact that I don't think it's a particularly good English Pale Ale. Other than being clean-tasting and very easy to knock back, Yukon Gold has very little going for it - especially at its Ontario price point, which lands well above that of many superior, UK-imported examples of the style. This is a definite one-and-done for me at this point, but I'd be willing to try a fresher sample if I ever find myself out west, because let's be honest - given how the LCBO seems to handle new SKUs, this sample is probably not in tip-top shape.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another solid selection. This is certainly not the best beer Yukon makes, but it has its place in a mixer pack. Yukon's interpretations of all styles make me happy and long for another trip to Whitehorse.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Meh. Average.

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Photo of northof60hops
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Exeter
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bman266643
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of LDuke
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jsprain1
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
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 Reswald
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from notes
A - Clear dark golden, thin white head receded to a thin ring
S - Earthy and leafy with a bready aroma finish
T - Dominant flavours are bready malt and leafy hops, light metallic note and a hint of sweetness
M - Light body with big carbonation, a little bready, finishes dry
O - Nothing outstanding but flavourful and easy drinking enough to be an easy sessioner

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Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of leaddog
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
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 liamt07
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Yukon Gold English Pale Ale from Yukon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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