Free State Wheat State Golden

Free State Wheat State Golden

Rated 3.054 by BeerPals

Brewed by Free State Brewing Company

Lawrence, KS, United States

Style:  Kölsch

5.1% Alcohol by Volume

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Being located in the biggest wheat producing state in the nation, a refreshing wheat beer is a must-brew. The Wheat State Golden is usually our lightest beer. It is fashioned after the Kolsch beers made around Cologne. It is traditionally brewed in the Alt Style like our Ad Astra Ale and has about 25% wheat malt. There is just a touch of caramel malt to add the golden color, and the rest is pale malt. The Golden is lightly hopped with Yakima Perle for bittering, and Hallertau Hersbrucker hops for aroma.

ID: 3085 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank39042
Overall Percentile27
Style Rank248 of 423
Style Percentile41.4
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.070
Weighted Score3.054
Standard Deviation0.347

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  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Honest to the type and very refreshing. Pours bright, clear pale straw with a single-finger head. Light citrus and floral aroma with a crisp clean finish.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Sampled from bottle. Thanks, Dansting! Pours clear gold with a white head. Grainy floral aroma. Slightly sweet with a pleasant, simple wheat malt profile. Clean yeast and minimal hop flavor. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Free State on request from KC. Thanks to my friendly and funny donor. Pours, as touted, golden with near-perfect clarity, minimal head. Light malts combine with fruit and flowers in both the aroma and flavor profile. Light bodied, not watery, and well carbonated. Generally balanced and clean. Would make a nice session beer if only I lived in the Free State.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    on tap at the brewpub .. . Pours a golden tan, good foam .. . a good beer to start with .. . light crispness- wheat and bread .. . a pretty good brew, made for the masses .. . You don’t like your job, you don’t strike. You go in every day and do it really half-assed. That’s the American way.

  • TJTHRESH 210 reviews
    rated 2.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Golden yellow with a white head. Noble hop aroma. Well balanced. Good amount of bitterness. I'm guessing this is there token to the BMC crowd. Pretty much a yawner.

  • WLSMOKU 236 reviews
    rated 2.6 18 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    gold, clear color and a light head. aroma was average, and it was lacking in taste. almost tasted like a light beer to me - I was a little disappointed.

  • CADDYLAC 298 reviews
    rated 3.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Poured a clear yellow from a growler with a white head. The aroma reminded me of a pils. The taste to me was more lagerish. It was an ok beer for me.

  • DREWSESLU 826 reviews
    rated 3.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Golden with fluffy egg shell head. Crystal clear and light yellow, I'm sure this would be very approachable to the unwashed masses. Some diacetyl that distracted me from this crisp and refreshing concotion.

  • HEEMER77 1009 reviews
    rated 3.0 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Poured a bright light gold with a cool, tall glass. Not quite a standard weizen glass. The aroma was citrus, bread and peanuts. The taste is bread with citrus and grass. A decent version of the style. More like a lager than a regular kolsch.

  • DANSTING 528 reviews
    rated 3.8 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    At the brewery...another fine Free State ale, although not one of their best. Pretty light beer with a slight malty flavor. Fine looking beer that has a lot of flavor and is a tasty brew.

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