James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale | Malt Shovel Brewery

James Squire The Chancer Golden AleJames Squire The Chancer Golden Ale
BA SCORE
3.42/5
105 Ratings
James Squire The Chancer Golden AleJames Squire The Chancer Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Malt Shovel Brewery
Australia
maltshovel.com.au

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by joecast on 11-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,645
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
105
pDev:
15.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of MaevaS
2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of machalel
2.03/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Darker golden body with a small amount of white head (1 cm) which disappears a little too fast. Small amount of lacing down the glass.

Aroma: On the bad side of average. Quite yeasty, with some green plant-like undertones.

Taste: Sharp, minerally, tangy and a hint of another taste I couldn't identify (salty?). I was seriously thinking about not finishing the glass!

Mouthfeel: Light and dry body, a bit too carbonated.

Drinkability: Could hardly finish the glass. Have accidentally ordered it again (on-tap) and it was just as bad (I got mixed up with the JS Amber Ale, which I like).

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Photo of djbx
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of davidfoley
2.38/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - Rose Gold almost amber colour. Crystal clarity. Medium carbonation. Poor head retention.

Smell - Medium hop, floral, light tropical fruit, mandarin aroma. Slight malt detectable

Taste - Medium carbonation. Medium hop, dry & yeasty. Some citrus in there somewhere. Slightly bitter after-taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, dry and light body

Drinkability - Light beer, easy to drink

Overall - A bland beer, with little body, character or flavour.

Printed on the side of the bottle :
Brewed using toasted grains of wheat & barley with Amarillo hops for a tropical fruit aroma, Golden ales is ideal thirst quenching beer

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.46/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Citrus yeah that craft beer taste

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of MenInVen
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Stew41
2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Could be the beer to convert the great unwashed to partially quality orientated beer. More than a sliver of sweet malts drive the palate, but for the most part fairly authentic for the genre. Finishes a touch cloying for mine but I can see how punters will be attracted to it.

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Photo of PolarBear3
2.69/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured a darkish golden colour with an off white frothy head that reduced fairly quickly to a thin cover and a little lacing.

S - Not much at all really except for maybe a little honey and sweet malt. very disappointing.

T - Definite honey and citrus flavour with the sweet malt but very bland indeed.

M - Medium carbonation and light to medium body

O - Not one I would recommend. Very bland and tasteless and rather disappointing.

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Photo of Fixedodds
2.72/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of doktorhops
2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BA it's been a while! Well it has indeed and today I'm turning my keen beer senses to a brew that seems a strangely obvious pick for a review but has thus far eluded my cold beer-goggle glare: Old Mate Squires Golden Ale. And why is it that this fine brewers brew has dodged the bruview bullet? Could it be that I was oblivious to the beer when it was right in front of me, i.e. couldn't see the tavern for the tap? Or could it be that this was always my least favourite JS brew and I've waited till now to finally rate it? ... Intrigue!

Poured from a 345ml bottle into a tulip pint.

A: Hmmm... the clue is in the name with this brew: golden body with a chalk white head reducing to an ale'esque lacing.

S: Smells like the floor of an English pub, the type of noxious mix of stale ale, yeast re-fermenting and vegetable detritus... not as unappealing as you would expect but certainly not winning any awards. Still not as bad as the trash heap aroma that wafts off of most Aussie macro lagers.

T: Grain malt fore-notes with a smattering of toffee apple hints and finished with a light dry hop note. The bitterness is quite mild and leaves me thinking that this is the "let's introduce young metro guys to beer" kind of ale. Disappointing as I remembered it (the memory of taste can be surprising at times).

M: Light and watery, but with a fairly accurate carbonation for an ale.

D: Bland. In the world of Aussie macro lager's - i.e. the local pub - this brew is a Godsend. In reality though this brew is hardly a contender for any award. Again it is the beer that JS make for the masses to try and convert them over to the wonderful world of craft and if it allows JS to continue making their excellent IPA, Porter and Pilsner then I will support the cause, otherwise I have no reason to drink it.

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Photo of mulder1010
2.91/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

345 ML poured into a SA perfect pint

A-- Poured a clear honey, gold straw color. One finger off white head that quickly died down to just above film. Lots of carbonation showing on the sides of the glass. Half finger of head on swirling. Just a bit of soapy lacing on the sides of the glass.

S-- Sweet malt, honey, stewed vegetables and a touch of metal.. Hops are just a touch floral.

T-- Stale bread, vegetables and honey. Tastes old and a lot like an adjunct.

M-- A lot of sweet honey and malt in the mouth. It is creamy and quite carbonated. Hops are really eaten up by the sweetness in this but a better mouthfeel than taste.

D-- Drinkable on a hot day but otherwise nothing to get excited about. Not something I would do often.

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Photo of philphilphil
2.97/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

overall pretty average.
Appearance brown with small head.
Smell was okay
Taste was undescribable in a fairly neutral way.
Mouthfeel was abit thin but not bad
Drinkability was average, i'm not impressed but its widely available at decent prices. maybe if its all thats on offer, maybe.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of sonorb7
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mungus
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of life_of_agony
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GarthT
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DrNo
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of nate1357
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of SmashPants
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Format: standard 330mL brown bottle, pretty standard James Squire label.

Appearance: pours out a dark amber-gold colour with a finger of off-white head that drops away to a thin cap.

Aroma: a small amount of biscuit malts and citrus hops on the nose. Not very powerful.

Taste: more weak biscuit malts and citrus with a heavy fug over the top from either odd spices or yeast. Not the best Squire beer.

Aftertaste: the flavours follow through here, still a bit awkward.

Mouth feel: fairly light in body with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: an okay beer but certainly not the best from the James Squire line-up. I'll spend the extra $5 for a case of the others.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Bottle, Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, light fruity hops. Flavor is light malt, grass, light fruity hops. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation.

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James Squire The Chancer Golden Ale from Malt Shovel Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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