Barstool American Golden Ale from the Foolproof Brewing Company is reputed to be their flagship product. There was some left in my beer refrigerator after a gathering so I thought I would give it a try.
It came in cans in a small decorative box. I have no phobia of cans, done well it is every bit as good as glass
True to its name it poured a cloudy golden-amber color with a slight head which soon dissipated. The aroma was very mild, and I couldn't pull much to identify from a sniff. First taste has a bit of sweetness, a hint of citrus, a little malt, a little hops, (I am starting to like this until....), and then *wham* a harsh bitter after taste.
Medium body, medium carbonation, not heavy, yet not wimpy; the kind of beer one might have more than one.
I am a bit stuck on the lingering bitterness. Maybe this needs a big warm salty pretzel to go with it. This lingering bitterness reminds me of the old style beers my father and grandfather drank. I guess I am more of a beer snob than they were. I am on the fence on this brew; neither thumbs up nor down.