Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Laurelwood Brewing Company - Mother Lode Golden Ale

Let's get lode-d.
Happy Humpday! It's hard to believe it's only Wednesday. This has been one helluva long week so far. I'm seriously going to have a hard time writing this review because my brain is mush. I need a beer. Luckily, I gots plenty o' suds in my fridge at all times.

I found a bottle of Laurelwood Brewing's Mother Lode Golden Ale on sale...someplace. I can't remember, but it was a good deal. This brew comes with a 5.1% ABV.

The beer poured from bomber into my shaker pint a bright, golden yellow color with a big, white, creamy head. The head really was impressive. It rose up to almost two fingers thick and dissipated slowly. Copious amounts of lacing was left behind.

Aroma was light citrus--lemony. Floral and grassy notes. Sweet malt and a fruit smell that reminded me of  orange/pineapple marmalade in the background.

Taste was nicely balanced between lemony hops and earthy malt flavors. Surprisingly not as sweet as the nose proclaimed. There was pleasant spiciness to the finish.

Mouthfeel was medium with lively carbonation. Very, very drinkable ale. A legitimate session brew that I could really chug if the circumstances required chugging. Good stuff.

Interestingly, Merry the Wonder Beagle was quite excited by this beer. Typically, she only perks up for very hoppy brews. Mother Lode got some droolie dribbles to hang off her muzzle. I'm giving this beer a BeerGuyPDX rating of 3 crushed cans out of 4 AND a Droolie.

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