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Excelsior Brewing Co.

Excelsior Brewing Co.
Big Island Blond

Category: American Style Golden Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Excelsior Brewing Co.
Big Island Blond

Category: American Style Golden Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Clear pale amber color. Muted, fruity, attractive aromas of toasted fruit danish with a soft, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a sleek, swift cream, grain, and pepper finish. A bright and zesty golden ale with nice crispness.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp & light
Aroma Aroma: toasted fruit danish
Taste Flavor: cream, grain, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Grilled Salmon, Edam
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and zesty golden ale with nice crispness.
The Producer

Excelsior Brewing Co.

The Producer
421 3rd St
Excelsior, MN 55331
USA
1 952-474-7837
American Style Golden Ale
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True to their name, American style golden ales are golden to light copper in color and range from 4-5.5% in alcohol. They have a more subtle overall character and lighter body in comparison to typical pale ales and do not contain the same fruitiness of English ales. The most important qualification is that they are brewed domestically. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fish Tale Organic Blonde Ale, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale and Half Acre Gossamer Golden Ale.
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American Style Golden Ale