Half Acre Gossamer Golden Ale (365 Day 2)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Lounge on Friday, December 3rd, 2010

First off the title, in parenthesis, refers to me doing 365 Days of American Craft Beer and that I am currently on day 2. Since this is only the second day, the excitement level is very high. It seems like I will be invincible for the next 363 days. Time will tell but I am sure, just like any other long term goal, this one will have its ups and downs.

Gossamer Golden Ale by Half Acre Beer Company is a Blonde Ale from one of the newer breweries in Chicago. I have been hooked on Half Acre since I first tried Daisy Cutter back almost two years ago. I solid American Pale Ale abundantly dried hopped to have aroma and more. But that is a beer for another day.

I picked up Gossamer for a Secret Santa and was excited since I knew the beer had some good recommendations and I wasn’t giving away the entire four pack. The pour on the beer is nice to start and the nose quickly picks up on the dry hopping for the beer; making me want to taste asap. Bread malts are the focal point of the grain bill, giving solid backbone for the beer. The citrus and grassy hops cut through the malt, lending to a balanced beer on palate. A solid offering from Half Acre. I will be having more of this one, zoning in on the summer time especially on the patio. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 8, Look: 9, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 8.8

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