jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow gold with big, foamy, white head / Delicate, tart nose of lemon and straw / Medium body, creamy with excellent hop balance and bitter finish / Flavors of lemon, straw, and dry hops / Not familiar with kellerbiers, but this seem right on.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At just over 6% abv, Gold Standard is a bit stronger than your average Bavarian Kellerbier, though it goes down just as refreshingly. It also has more of a Helles/Pils color and complexion -- clear and golden -- without much haze. Brooklyn Brewery’s golden lager also is a bit cleaner/less rustic than most of the Kellerbiers that we’ve sampled, and it deliberately has a punchier hop profile, with decidedly greater bitterness and hop aroma than the Ur-Kellers. But the crisp hop attributes and evenly matched by the rich maltiness of the beer, courtesy of a floor malted grainbill. The lager is robust, bold and gold!
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Only available apparently there and on tap in some restaurants. Wish they bottled this one. Nice hazy gold color. Smooth flavor, not too heavy on the hops. Some nice complexity in this one but definitely one to enjoy while touring the brewery.
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale yellow with golden hues the beer is a bit hazy with hardly any carbonation and a fading head. delightful fruit and hop that is floral with a bit of pine and a peppery sting. some smooth yeasty farina malt mouthfeel the beer is perfectly charming for the warm summer days. the bit of kick only enhances the satisfaction.
KenGoldings (1) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ratings seem low, considering the terrific pint I enjoyed this week (at My Place in Newtown, CT). I suspect freshness of keg makes a huge diff with this style, plus I suspect Garrett Oliver, as usual, is tweaking different batches of the same beer.
But the current version, from a very newly tapped keg, really impressed me. I think it’s Brooklyn’s best release since some of the early Black Choc Stouts. Well on style (quibble: mouthfeel’s just a tad thick), though I agree that Belgian yeast is a weird addition, but it worked for me.
It had the zingy/alive/three-dimensional yet crisp/dry/subtle character you want from a keller. Head a beautiful whipped cream. Finish to a one-pointed more-ishness. Aroma fresh and juicy.
I’d hate people to miss this beer. Just grab it quick, before it’s tweaked again, and try to be there right when the keg’s tapped!
IdealBrew (12) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I thought this beer was magical. Maybe it's just me but I love that unfiltered flavor that imparts itself on this beer. Poured beautiful gold color, hints of grassy hops on the nose. The flavors of yeast present and appreciated! Finishes crisp and smooth.
---IdealBrew "Good People Good Beer"
SSSteve (3666) - - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler. clear gold with a large, fluffy, white head. zesty, limey, hop aroma with pale lager malt aroma. lots of lime like hop notes. grassy with a dry finish. light and crisp.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft bready white head floats atop a brew painted in brilliant golden straw. Lace clings to the sides of my glass like glue while the head persists from first quaff to last.
Fresh grains followed by lemon, lime, and orange citrus pith and oily peel in the back. Very vivacious and vibrant. Sesame seeds and water crackers. Lemon bars in the middle. Homemade Italian bread that is golden crunchy outside and soft airy inside.
Lemon and lime zips along the sides of my tongue, traveling from the front to the back. Straw and bread crusts underneath. Table crackers and sesame seeds in the middle. Fresh! Italian and French breads kissed by the sun. Orange zest. Lemon and orange candies. Pithy bitterness lingers at the back of my tongue, refreshing and bringing me back for more. Touch of honeyed cereal grains come to play as my glass slowly warms.
One of my Top Beers of 2012 and still a favorite. I can still taste this beautiful beer which was released as part of Garrett Oliver’s Brewmaster Reserve series. I would be extremely pleased if Garrett were to get a hankering to brew this beer again. Brilliant!
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Gachupines (798) - USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, slightly hazy with a nice white head. Aroma is slightly grassy with a hint of lemon. The flavor is nicely floral with slight hops. Finishes very clean with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Excellent summer beer.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz pour is a hazy gold with one ring of white head. Nose is grassy, estery, bubblegum, clove, banana. Flavor is the same, clove, banana, light pepper, hay, honey, grass. Medium bodied, lightly chalky finish.