Wheat State Golden | Free State Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Being located in the biggest wheat producing state in the nation, a refreshing wheat beer is a must-brew. The Wheat State Golden is usually our lightest beer. It is fashioned after the Kolsch beers made around Cologne. It is traditionally brewed in the Alt Style like our Ad Astra Ale and has about 25% wheat malt. There is just a touch of caramel malt to add the golden color, and the rest is pale malt. The Golden is lightly hopped with Yakima Perle for bittering, and Hallertau Hersbrucker hops for aroma.

20 IBU

Added by beernut7 on 10-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
13.56%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pale golden pour with a 2 finger fluffy head. It fades to a 1/2 finger and leaves some lace behind. Opacity is 40%.

Aromas of golden malts, baked grain, honey, and floral.

Nice baked flavor, some fruitiness from pears and apples. A nice honey sweetness finishes the profile.

Feel is lightly creamy, mostly carbonated, a dusky dry finish.

Overall, a pretty solid golden ale. I'd revisit it on tap.

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Photo of cavitae
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aaron197
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hashmads
4.55/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours out of the bottle a clear gold with a creamy white head.
The aroma is grainy with a hint of spice. Pretty subtle.
Taste is cracker and grain with a bit of spice and a slightly bitter finish. A bit of sweet toffee.
Mouthfeel is light and bubbly.
Easy drinking.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Try-em-all
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy in the glass, fair scent, smooth going down, expected a little more flavor. Not sure I am going to try this one again.

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2.74/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cbcb
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zaraspook
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Penrodeo
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TClonKC
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Halfbrother83
2.4/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PhilHeinricke
2.69/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Meh

I visit Lawrence, KS, about once a year for business purposes. Free State Brewing Co. seems to be the go-to restaurant for out of towners. It's recommended frequently. It's a restaurant but also a craft brewery. You can get the brewskies at the restaurant or in any liquor store in the area. This is one of the flagship beers available year round. I got a six pack of bottles.

I was not happy. It's just not very good. Sorry.

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Photo of alostplot
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andyjeigh
3.17/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 10Crumra
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
2.43/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of aphamer
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McAfee85
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wheat State Golden from Free State Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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