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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A delightful alternative to mainstream American lagers; our flagship beer, Black Star Golden Lager is a full bodied traditional American beer. Our unique double hopping process gives this beer a pronounced hop aroma and a crisp refreshing finish.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
[Bottle] Clear copper color, decent head formation. Clean grainy, bubblegum aroma. Straightforward lightly grainy palate, a little hop bite in the finish. Slightly better than average macro alternative.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnyoski (444) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2011
24oz can. Pours clear gold color with an average white head. Soft grassy aroma with some honey sweetness. Not much there in the flavor department, but it does finish with a hint of sweet malt. Watery texture with average carbonation. What it lacks in flavor it makes up for in smoothness. Simple and refreshing. It doesnít have that cheap corn or metallic flavor found in countless macros.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Smells crisp, malty and sweet. Heavy sweetness with a mild bitter, salty back. Honestly, I think the sweetness is a little overpowering and needs to be tempered some.Tastes a little metallic too, unfortunately. Light texture, carbonation is fizzy like soda pop and the overall body is a little thin. Itís not bad, but thereís nothing special here.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bottle... Poured clear, golden/amber with a moderate head that dissipate immediately. Aroma was a bit skunky with some faint honey and cracker malt tones. Some hop bitterness, cheezy tones, cracker malt all the way like wheat thins or something.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (1018) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle in San Diego at Brianís 24.. clean, reasonable malt flavor, supporting hops. Not too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
From the Can at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 As Black Star Lager Floral aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate hoppy and floral with a hint of dryness in a fruity malt finish.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6964) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle, brought to me by my neighbor, thanks Kenton! Golden pour, brief white crown. Aroma of metal and grains, mostly metal. Grainy and lightly toasty, with a kiss of grassy hops in the finish. Thankfully no metal in the flavour. Average, really.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmEricanbrew (5894) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Clear dark golden color/ fizzy white head. Celery, salty, pale malt aromas. light bodied with average co2. Faint grainy pale malt, salt, honey biscuit flavors are lightly sweet.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Golden color isnít bad, but itís virtually headless. Texture is smooth up front, fluffy and carbed in the middle, and sticky and cloying in the finish. Most noticeable flavors are corn, cereal, paper and candy corn. The words "double hopped" on the label sold me, but itís completely misleading because the hop flavors and aromas are almost nonexistent. If this is a double-hopped beer, Iíd hate to see their single-hopped version. Overall, itís somewhat drinkable, but itís entirely unexciting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reid (1935) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2011
6 pack from North Salem,Fred Meyer. $6.49 This brings back memmorys from the late 1990s when this was considered a craft beer. Typical lager looks golden with a nice thick off white head. Again typical "macro" lager aromas..wet carboard, cereal and a touch of floral hops Taste is somewhat similar to the aromas..a sweeter lager than the usual swill though and no real bad after tastes. Nice enough on the palate. Overall a clean drinkable yet simple lager. Not that bad really.


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