In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Latitude 42 Brewery. It is their Lil’ Sunshine Golden Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west side Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this golden ale.
It has a slight cloudy bright golden color with a white constant head. There is not any smell. The taste has a refreshing sweet malty notes. The aftertaste has dry hop bitter finish. It is a drinkable beer.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.latitude42brewingco.com):
The perfect introduction to craft beer, this brilliant Golden colored ale tastes crisp and clean, with a well-balanced malt profile blended with a subtle floral hopping. Premium 2-row and Munich malts with a hint of flaked corn provide the clean malt flavor. Willamette and cascade hops add the perfect balance of subtle spiciness and floral notes. 4.8%
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Closing, I just find Golden Ales pretty boring. They are normally the gateway beer for American Lager drinkers and then it is pale ales, amber, or red ales. I will be pretty honest. I was not looking for too much from this beer. There is normally no aroma on this beer style. If you there is that could mean they did not stay true to classic beer style, this brewery stayed true this traditional beer style. This is one plus to this beer. The tasting notes are what you are looking for in a blonde ale. Overall, this is a pretty average beer and I cannot see the price for a golden ale. This is one problem that all craft breweries are facing making a golden ale, blonde ale, lager, and pilsner. If you see it at a bar, try it. I would not go out of my way to search for it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser