Ci­gar City Brew­ing Golden Ale

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Golden Ale -

LOC: Tampa, Florida ABV: 4.5% | IBUS: 11 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Built for the warmer months, our Golden Ale is brewed with Amer­i­can Wil­lamette hops and pale wheat malt to cre­ate a low-al­co­hol Amer­i­can golden ale that bal­ances bread-like malt fla­vors with herba­ceous hops and a vi­brant car­bon­a­tion.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A pleas­ant blend of citrus and flo­ral hops notes mixed with a touch of malt sweet­ness. Peach and cherry emerge on the end, of­fer­ing nice com­plex­ity.” Fla­vor: “A medium amount of malt sweet­ness is well-bal­anced with an ap­pro­pri­ate level of hops char­ac­ter. The sweet­ness en­hances some of the citrus notes, giv­ing it a slight man­dari­no­r­ange char­ac­ter with melon. Mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion, which helps to ac­cen­tu­ate the dry­ness.” Over­all: “What starts as a fairly straight­for­ward beer opens up and pro­vides a de­cent amount of depth with the in­ter­play be­tween a pro­nounced light malt char­ac­ter and dis­tinct hops.”

AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 18 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 9

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