Barstool

Rhode Island
United States
Foolproof Beer Barstool Golden Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

You’re bellied up to the bar with your buddies at the local watering hole...

Not too malty, not too hoppy, Barstool is designed for a night out with your friends. Our flagship beer is handcrafted with the freshest ingredients, including Two-Row barley and specialty malts. A blend of English and Czech hops top off this delicious golden ale, which can be enjoyed for hours on end.

Profile

ABV: 
4.5%
Malts: 
Two-Row, Specialty
Judges Review 
Josh Weikert's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

There's nothing wrong with this beer, but there's really not much "right" with it either. It can best be described as "aggressively nondescript."

Termed an "American Golden Ale," it definitely describes the appearance: gold, a slight haze, and scant white head. The aroma is comprised of a low corn and grain background with a slight apple ester, and is very restrained/neutral.

The flavor comes across in much the same way -- naked grain, moderate bittering, and a low level of DMS. The dry finish is fine.  

Nothing to write home about here. Clean and forgettable -- like a hotel room in a small conference center.

Popular Reviews

scrapmetal's picture

My Score: 
72
Aroma: 
18 / 24
Appearance: 
3 / 6
Flavor: 
30/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
6/ 10
Overall Impression: 
15/ 20
This beer isnt going to give ale in a can a good name. Its bland and almost bitter,Best served ice cold like a lager. Had high hopes but nothing to write home about.Better off served as a nightcap after you quaff a few of their ipas which come off much better.