Navigator Golden Ale from Barley Creek Brewing Company
75 Blade Chainsaw
Navigator Golden Ale is an American blonde ale brewed by the Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville, Pennsylvania. According to their beer menu and website, it is made with Pale and Caramel Malts and spiced with English Hops for a beer alcohol content of 5.4% ABV over an original gravity of 1060.
Navigator Golden Ale is cold filtered and slightly hoppy, and continues to be one of Barley Creek’s most popular beers. As a result, it is available year round on tap as well as part of their bottled variety pack.
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6.0/10 – The Classic
1.0 – Appearance – Pours a bright pale gold with a cloudy disposition, moderate carbonation and some light lacing. A white foamy head turns to a subtle ring over the serve.
1.5 – Aroma – A crisp and clean, very lightly roasted malt sweetness is followed up by a clean and slightly hoppy fresh fragrance.
1.5 – Taste – An unexpected punchy hop zing asserts its presence over a balanced mild malt base while coming together to finish with a dry sharp kick at the end.
1.0 – Palate – A light body with carbonation that comes alive inside the roof of the mouth over some oily undertones.
1.0 – Overall – Navigator Golden Ale is a nice fresh beer that’s a pretty good drink but tastes like an improved version of generic selections.
6.5/10 Blades – The Hammer – the booze – A decent 5.4% ABV sets the weight for a moderate hammer that works well with its thinner body.
7.0/10 Blades – The Knife –digestibility – With its thin and otherwiselight body, the moderate alcohol content rises through its respectiveingredients and cuts right into the soul.
8.0/10 Blades – The Spider – the lift –These fellas rise quickly and find their way to the brain withing the first 1.5 drinks. The strong rush remains in the frontal cortex through the remainder of the session.
7.5/10 Blades – The Motor –can you handle it? – The quick and lasting rush is balanced by a moderate alcohol content and a good self pacing, riding this machine through the end of the six pack.
40.0/50 Blades – The Buzz – Navigator Golden Ale is a nice blonde American ale that’s a good improvement over other generic selections. It’s small profile doesn’t stop it from asserting its punchy presence and has a bigger bite than its otherwise moderate alcohol content would suggest. Spiders rush through its thin body landing right in the brain for an all night party, and the machine is clean and everlasting. This ale is a good selection as a six pack and even better on tap!