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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1426) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2010
I am pleasantly surprised, this is a fine Pale Lager. Better than any Bud, or Miller, or Coors, or Corona, or, etc. Those are Pale Lagers, right?

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Looks and smells okay, a slight hint of hops. The flavor is pretty on par for a pale lager, not real good, slightly heavy. Not great by any stretch.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Can from Whole Foods in Sacramento, CA. Pours darkish gold with a 4 finger foamy white head. Aromas of pale malt and noble hop. Near medium body with mild carbonation. It is fresh. Sorta refreshing. Unfortunately it goes slightly paperish. And there is arguably an unusual amount of hop, but it could use a lot more. Nothing particulary disgusting about it though. Damned with faint praise.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Pours a light golden color with a decent enough white head that dissipates almost entirely in a couple minutes. Darker than your average macro lager but still quite boring. Boring is a pretty good descriptor for this beer all the way round. The aroma has a touch of the hops that are proudly advertised as having been added not once... not twice... no, wait, it was twice. I guess they just mean that it was dry hopped. Sorry to mock, but, besides a hint of grassiness, this claim has about as much meaning as Miller Lite’s "triple hopping." The aroma is mostly simple, sweet malt with some metallic undertones. The flavor is too sweet, and it’s really just another boring lager that could have come from a macro brewery. This isn’t the bottom of the barrel or anything, but it’s boring and extremely skippable.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
22415brewery (370) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 Purchased 6-pack on a whim at Whole Foods for $6.99. Pours dark golden with amber tones minimal head but very clear. Slight sulfur in aroma with sweet cotton candy, blackberry, and lemony notes. Tastes of caramel malt and munich malts, not full bodied nor strong malt presence. Does not finish well, too much of a caramel malt sweetness and leaves much to be desired. Peppery aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel leads to a fairly dry and slightly tart finish. Reminds me more of a California Common Steam Beer than a true "lager". 5.19 just read the website, double hopped? There’s just no Saaz hop presence at all and it has a hard "edge" that the soft water of Pilsen does not.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Sampled at the brewery. Clear gold, thin white head. Aroma of fruit, floral hops. Taste is mild citrus, husky grain. Smooth texture, very mild overall

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a deep golden yellow color. Aromas of malt, hops, and a touch of grass. Flavor is crisp with a mild hopping and grain like taste.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Used to drink a ton of this stuff when I first lived in Bozeman, then the quality went to pot and they started to market in cans and ballie-boys advertising the 5.6% ABV. Used to be my northwest Yeungling, but turned into my Steel Reserve. Pretty much undrinkable these days. Thin, bland, annoyingly fizzy, way too sweet. Too bad.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Bottle. Too bad for ol Black Star golden lager. It was rather good, although a bit ambery, when it was first introduced. Its what weaned me off the American non beers. It died a very long, slow death through a constant decrease in quality. I'll still visit Whitefish though, great town to "hang out" in!.......... Draught. Rate 4.5 can't find Black Star hefeweitzen listed. I used to visit the brewery in Whitefish at least once/yr to drink this. It was a light American wheat but one of my absolute best beer experiences. So fresh and grain tasting, unfiltered, slightly viscous. Like a loaf of good home made bread. If given the chance I would drink it until I fell under the table. I tried it in the bars & restaurants and it was never as good as in the tasting room at Black Star. Salute!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Pale golden, small head that vanished almost immediately. Strong hop character in the nose--hopped in the secondary, so the bouquet is stronger than your average lager. Body is thin, taste is very slightly malty, with a bitter hop edge. Macro-micro brewery (read Plank Brewery or Blue Moon).


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