Hello readers! Jack from The Intoxicated Review writing today about yet another fantastic brew from my friends at Golden State Brewery in Santa Clara, California. Today’s selection is the Golden Gate Red Ale. This is a derivative of an Irish Red Ale, so be prepared for unique flavors! This is beer is on the year-round menu, so no need to worry about it going away soon.
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Golden Gate Red pours with a “strawberry blonde” color to it. You can see the red brilliantly if you hold it up to the light. The head forms at about one inch, but will settle to almost nothing.
When you take a whiff of this brew you will detect some peppery notes. According to the brewers a 10% Rye is added during the brewing process, which gives this beer the peppery smells described above.
When you take your first sip you will get the pepper flavor, which comes from the rye that was added during brewing. It is a pleasant change from the average beer, something new is always good. The pepper lasts into the back end, but there is no heat in case you were wondering. On the back end you get a clean refreshing finish.
Red ales tend to have a lighter body them. This one does as well. I would rate the body as medium light. This is a very refreshing beverage, which goes down smooth.
I know not a lot of reds have been reviewed on this blog, so when we do one it means it sticks out. This is a very flavorful brew, with a unique flavor characteristic as well as unique smells. I highly recommend swinging by the brewery and getting some!
Thank you very much for reading!
See you on the next one!