Hell Yes Ma’am Golden Strong Ale

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW                                                                                                                        Hell Yes Ma’am Golden Ale is a hazy yet bright golden colored brew, with a three finger white head. Powerful aromas of pine sap, pear, and lemon rind. On the palate the beer has a medium body mouth feel that is very frothy and alive. Pine sap and lemon characteristics with a touch of honey. The finish reminds me of a Werther’s Original that leaves a lasting finish on the breath. The high alcohol content is completely masked, making this tasty beverage a bit dangerous. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 88 points

Beer Advocate –  83 Points

RateBeer – 78 Points


Beer Selection – Hell Yes Ma’am Belgian Style Golden Ale 

Producer – Raleigh Brewing Company 

Style – Belgian Style Golden Strong Ale 

Region – Raleigh, NC

Yeast – House Belgian Strain 

Malts –  Pilsner Malt 

Hops – Crystal and Magnum 

Alcohol – 9.2%

From The Brewery  

We’re a little rebel & rough house. A city that’s a healthy heaping of Southern grit topped with a touch of Southern charm. Hell Yes Ma’am is a tribute to Raleigh in the form of a fruity, spicy, pleasantly warming and dangerously drinkable Belgian Golden. We use premium Belgian Pilsner malt, organic cane sugar, noble hops, and a magnificently complex Belgian yeast that gives our Golden its dry, kick-tail complexity. http://raleighbrewingcompany.com/our-beers/

What is a Blonde Ale? 

Blonde ales are super approachable beers. They do not often offer worlds of fruity flavors but they do offer loads of refreshment with a tad more body than, say, a lager or a pilsner. These beers are really an American creation spawned by the craft beer movement. They deliver a satisfying, thirst-quenching, dry session-like quality that is different than what we are used to. Lightly hopped, using noble hop varieties that are more neutral and dry than bitter and acidic. These beers are malt heavy and yeast is always conducting this train of refreshment. Enjoy these neutral style beers with a variety of foods and if you have a friend that is just getting on the craft beer train, this style of beer is a great beginner’s brew! Eric Tansey, CSW  You may also like http://tanseyreviews.com/review/raging-blonde-Ale

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