Brewstomper Golden Ale
Ska Brewing Co.

Brewstomper Golden AleBrewstomper Golden Ale
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
5%
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Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 8.89%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
8
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Ska Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
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Brewstomper Golden AleBrewstomper Golden Ale
Notes: A collaboration between Ska Brewing and RANCID originally brewed for Bash Fesh. Brewstomper Golden Ale will be the featured beer throughout the summer at the 2019 Bash Music & Craft Beer Festival, with Rancid as headliners.
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Photo of jzlyo
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is fruit/mild sweetness, malts and a hint of floral hops. The flavor is malts/grains, mild fruit, a smaller hint of tropical fruit and a slightly sweet/tart/beery finish.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Gaslight Social Club.

Pours a clear pale gold with a finger of foam.

Smells malty, grainy, light hoppiness.

Taste is grain(not corn)malt, nice light level of bitterness, very refreshing.

Excellent mouthfeel, excellent brew for the summertime heat. May I have another?

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Photo of 22Blue
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce can. Pours a pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, grain, a bit of grass, and a bit of citrus. Not much going on here.

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, best before 9/14/2019. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of lemon, peach, pear, melon, red apple, cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, herbal, floral, grass, peppercorn, and yeast earthiness. A bit too fruity/yeasty aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, peach, pear, melon, red apple, cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, herbal, floral, grass, peppercorn, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, peach, pear, melon, red apple, cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, herbal, floral, grass, peppercorn, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no hop astringency after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious American blonde ale. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt/grains, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nicely soft feel. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great clean pils malt/grain showcase; with great noble hop presence/balance for the style and restrained fruity yeast. Mild residual sweetness with crisp drying. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example. Not overdone on adjuncts, but I wasn't exactly expecting them though.

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Photo of jwc215
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Tempe Tavern, Tempe, AZ:

Pours clear yellow with a thin head that slowly descends to an island. Light lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is of light bread/dough, slight floral note.

The taste is of dough with a sweet honey-like kiss. Subtle floral balance.

It is light bodied, fairly creamy. Refreshing.

Pretty much your run-of-the-mill blonde ale. Nothing special, but decent.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. BBD 09/14/2019 printed on bottom of can. So this one still has almost 3 months of freshness left in it. Picked it up at the grocery store as part of a $10 six pack mixer.

Appearance - Pours a large white loose head with good retention and irregular, patchy lacing. Mostly clear light-medium gold body with decent carbonation. 4

Smell - Very round oat malt and slight corn musk. After a swirl, the alcohol is extremely noticeable, particular for the relatively average/low ABV. Some dark fruit character as the beer warms. 3.5

Taste - Alcoholic. Hoppy. Moderate hint of dark fruit. Lacks any of the delicate nature of a blonde. 3.5

Mouthfeel - Bitter and astringent. Light to medium bodied. 3

Overall - I can't say I've had many American blondes, but this is nothing like the Belgian varieties I've tried. Much more aggressive and hoppy. 3

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Brewstomper Golden Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 8 ratings