Saturday, July 9, 2011
Gold Sovereign Ale (Summit Brewing, St. Paul, MN)
First heard of Gold Sovereign on the Summit tour, but it was sadly not on the tasting list. Out for a local sixpack. Very light straw gold color that is extremely reflective and pretty in the tulip glass I'm using. White head dissipated immediately leaving malt and spice in the nose. Clean, refreshing bite in the taste with a lingering spicy bite. While light and clearly not brash enough for some beer geeks, it had a solid yet ephemeral taste in the mouth with pleasant aftertaste with a lingering hop presence. I wouldn't eat or mix this with much else—might ruin it. Needs to sit in the mouth and allowed to assert itself. Glad I got the six pack to enjoy a few more.