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Beer – #520 – Good George – Anytime Pale Ale

Again a Fill-Your-own from a keg at the bottle shop, it’s like a never ending summer. This one is the Good George Anytime Pale Ale. So i’m looking for good George, good music, good at math and good times.

Low ABV session ale, with citrus hop profile

This is a low alcohol beer at 3.5%, and I have a 1 litre bottle, 105 calories a serve, 25 IBU things, The whole bottle is 2.76 standard drink units.

Brewed by Good George Brewing this one in the style that is  Golden Ale/Blond Ale and they’re in Hamilton, New Zealand

Man with a haircut gets a beer

Man with a haircut gets a beer

Affectionately dubbed Anytime Pale Ale – this little beauty clocks in at 3.5% and perfectly timed for Summer session drinking.

Brewed with Vienna malt, rye and oats.

Generously hopped with Motueka, Nelson Sauvin & Topaz.

Sounds a charm, what could go wrong?

It’s cloudy orange in the the bottle, that’s not a bad thing of course.

Nice and sweetly hoppy on opening, quite pleasant. Does pour well and has a great head that is stark white. Aroma has a lot a mandarin oranges, they recon ‘Passion fruit, white grape and citrus” I sure got the citrus.

ANYTIMEWow that’s quite tangy and tasty, and  I think that this is a little belter of beer, I almost blurted out” Good George” when I first tasted it, it was that much of a surprise.

Great full mouthfeel, lovely aroma to nose to mouth, great level of bitterness that does not linger or meander on the finish, great layers of flavour in it to, it’s quite the thing is this. Totally enjoying this and there is no plastic or dryness in the taste that you sometimes get when they faff with the hops, this is crisp and clean.  I might be going on a bit now.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as a  9 of its things from the thing. I’ve not been as surprised this much by a beer in ages, and when it happens it really is a thing of beauty. How is this a low ABV beer with this much flavour and engagement, Aroma is brilliant, it looks great, leaves a lacing, and has a taste that is well boxing above it’s weight. Great mouthfeel too. A little gem!

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it? I am, I swore in surprise, it’s fantastic.
  2. Would I have another? I would easily have another, and at this ABV another another too.
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes. This is a cracking beer. You get aroma and mouthfeel and I still get the orange citrus thing. I’d talk about this like it was an internet girlfriend or something.

For Music I was listening to “The Czars”  an alternative rock band, formed in 1994 in Denver, this is a ditty called “Drug” It’s about money…

I’m listening so you don’t have to, so far nothing spectacular, although somehow they’ve managed a greatest hits  best of album. I was being a little unkind though, there are some tracks that are quite well constructed and produced.  But I don’t get a sense of ‘supergroup’ from listening to them, they have a simple year style that you’ll enjoy as ear candy or it’ll irritate you as list muzak. There I became a music critic too.


There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional “Canadian Ale”, an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs – a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up – very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American counterparts.

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