Category 34: Golden Stout

Color:
Blonde
Clarity:
Golden with little to no haze
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent. Initial malt and light caramel flavors give way to a distinctive dry-roasted bitterness in the finish.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Low to medium-low
Fermentation Characteristics:
Fruity esters are low. Diacetyl is usually absent but may be present at very low levels. Slight acidity is acceptable.
Body:
Medium to full
Additional Notes:
A golden stout is technically a beer that tastes like a rich dark stout, but without the color. Most have a blonde or perhaps amber color. It is certainly a novelty or niche beer, but interesting from a brewer’s perspective because the beer is brewed without the dark roasted grains we associate with traditional stouts.
Alcohol by Volume:
5.60%+
IBU:
30-60
SRM Color:
4-10