In this beer blog, here is another beer from Heavy Seas Brewing and the beer is called Gold Ale. This is another brew from my Beer of the Month. If you read my earlier blog on their flagship beer while I was in Washington DC, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog post. Let us get into the beer.
This gold ale is what it is a golden color without a head on the beer. The smell is very fade and hard to smell. The taste is a sweet carbonation malty with a small touch of hops. It is not overly hopped. The aftertaste is a dry earthly to a little malty. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
American gold ale with floral hop aroma. Well rounded, fruity, and complex.
Here is a description from their website (www.hsbeer.com):
This easy-drinking session beer pours a deep golden color. It smells slightly floral and herbal, thanks to a hopback full of Cascade and Centennial hops. Gold is tasty and refreshing, with a round mouthfeel. In 2010, it took awards at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup.
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Closing, I am not a fan of most of these gold ales or golden ales. I went with a positive attitude to give this beer a chances. The one thing that I love about this beer it is a session beer. Sometimes you need to drink some of these beers to give you a break from the over hop to heavy stout and porters. However, this gold ale gives you some hop finish to keep the hophead happy, I recommend you trying this beer. If you are an experience craft beer or just an American lager drinker, this beer will give you a different pace as an experience beer drinker or set you on the road to drinking more craft beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser