Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Golden Beach Pale Ale

"Can you bottle a season?" asks the 473mL can of Golden Beach Pale Ale. The answer, as expressed in the next sentence, is "Probably not, it's far too big." Still, the folks at Sawdust City Brewing Co. have but together a fair effort at the impossible with their sunny, hazy, and bubbly golden brew. This American pale ale, born in Gravenhust, Ontario, contains a very modest 4.5% and just 25 IBUs. It pours with a loose and fluffy white head and exudes an aroma that is both fruity and hoppy. Light and crisp, there are lots of tropical notes as well as some hops pop, and a short, dry finish.

A cheery and mellow ale, Golden Beach is pleasant and sessionable. However, even for an APA, it's a little too thin and short on flavour. A beer with potential, but limited follow through.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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