Updated Notes (Golden Era): Sept. 2007
If there was any doubt about this not being the same beer as Shower, just take a look at that distinctive Golden Color! Really deep. Now in four packs of 12 oz bottles. Got mine for $7.49 at Mac’s, I suspect this was priced incorrectly (should be closer to $11.49).
Original Notes (Golden Shower): 05/06/06
More excellent stuff from DFH. 750 mL bottled on 03/21/06. Cheers to Tom (warriorsoul) for another great trade.
Great looking pour with a darker than expected, real gold color – not really “Golden”, but literally Gold color. Very nice carbonation and a relatively aggressive pour gives a big head and good lacing.
Definite viscous feel to the beer in the mouth (as expected) it feels luxurious. Light syrup sweetness with the hoppy finish.
I really like the rich feel to this style. It really feels like you are experiencing something out of the ordinary. Reminiscent of Rogue’s version of the style, but better value and a slightly more bitter, hoppy edge with the sweetness toned down a little. Still sweet, but ironically slightly more hopped than the Morimoto.
In summary, delicious, another great brewing experience from DFH, and a “push the envelope” style that is a big hit with me.