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Navigator Golden-Ale | Barley Creek Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barley Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
barleycreek.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by JoeBCBC on 04-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,140
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
pDev:
10.25%
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by JoeBCBC:
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3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very balanced American Blonde ale that is crisp, refreshing and sessionable. Pale and Carastan malts balance out the soft herbal bite of noble hops. Neither too hoppy or too sweet, this golden colored ale can be appreciated by microbrew novices and veterans alike. Available year round at the brewpub.

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3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Goldndomer
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Pav5069
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of craftaholic
3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dirtyjerk
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of nelsonracite
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ridgeline23
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of DRyan
2.99/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Jester King tulip at 50 degrees
Full review at http://lownobudgetreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/barley-creek-brewing-company-tannersville-pa-navigator-angler-and-antler/ (Ryan's Reviews)

NAVIGATOR comes out of the bottle a mix of gold and copper that is truly beautiful to look at and just LOOKS refreshing. A vigorous pours yields a pretty light head of bright white, rather large bubbles that fade away quickly. Taking it to my nose, I get a slight Hefeweizen like scent to NAVIGATOR; it’s got some banana notes and an overall mild bouquet.

On the palate, NAVIGATOR starts somewhat sweet, but not overly so, and ends slightly bitter. It has a mild spice to it, and a Belgian undertone to the essence it brings. NAVIGATOR is not a tripel, but it is in the neighborhood… it’s almost like a tripel-light! It’s very light, and refreshing, and would make a good summer-outside-on-a-hot-day kind of beer. To add to this nice hot day note is the mouthfeel of the beer: NAVIGATOR is rich and slightly velvety without moving into being thick or heavy.

I enjoyed NAVIGATOR, especially for a style that is not one of my favorites. Golden Ales are hit or miss for me; too many end up as an overpriced version of Budweiser, but NAVIGATOR is much more like a Belgian beer’s little brother. NAVIGATOR is great way to get a bit of the Belgian style without getting into the high ABV that a standard tripel normally packs, and on a hot day I take it hands down over the average American Adjunct Lager any day of the week. Of course, I’d also take water over AAL any day of the week, but you get my point…

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Navigator Golden-Ale from Barley Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.22 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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