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Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Golden Ale -

LOC: Lake­wood, New York ABV: 4.8% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“The only way to de­scribe this beer is ‘in­fin­itely drink­able.’ This is smooth liq­uid re­fresh­ment with a hint of Cen­ten­nial hops for fruity notes and low bit­ter­ness for an easy fin­ish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Spicy pear and rose es­ters and light citrus and herbal hops, un­der­laid by neu­tral husky malt. Go­ing deeper, it takes on sub­tle tan­ger­ine, grape­fruit, and lemon­grass hops aro­mas.” Fla­vor: “Bright, crisp malt sweet­ness up front, but well-bal­anced with fruity es­ters and flo­ral-hops char­ac­ter. Nei­ther lingers too long. The beer starts very bright and strong but al­most im­me­di­ately mel­lows and dis­si­pates, en­cour­ag­ing more sips. Spicy pear es­ters, light citrus and herbal hops, and grainy malt lead to a smooth slightly dry fin­ish.” Over­all: “Body is as light as most Amer­i­can lagers, but the es­ters dif­fer­en­ti­ate this as an ale. It’s very re­strained and con­fi­dent, not try­ing to do too much, but ev­ery sip is sat­is­fy­ing.”

AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 10

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