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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
This beer is golden in color with a light bubbly effervescence. The light body makes this lager beer appropriate for a business lunch or your evening sipping beer. The light malt flavor also accentuates the hop flavor. From the start, you will notice a fine hop aroma. As you sip the Celestial Gold, the subdued maltiness blends with a slight hop flavor. When this beer finishes, you will notice a pleasant hop bitterness. The bitterness will be mild and quite appropriate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
Decent hop aroma, minty character I’ve noticed with this brewer. Dry, a little watery, some cirtus, some alcohol. Lawnmower beer, not much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2008
12oz Bottle. A little overcarbonated and foamy for a pils. Four or five fingers of crisp, pillowy white head hangs above a furious inch of lightly hazed deep gold. Aroma is composed of blended straight malt and metallic hops. Rather classic and relatively clean. A few interesting yeast and alcohol notes create the sense of sugar complexity. Flavor is a mish-mash of well developed malt flavor, rich in toothy breads, and lemony sugars, followed by some dusty hop nuance and a kiss of alcohol sugars. Ever so slightly metallic. A nip sweet. Interesting beer. Decently flavored, but a bit of a mess. Worth a try and nice to drink. Finally, a crisp, gummy hop juice provides a nicely flavored balance in the backend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Poured a hazed yellow color with a large white head. Citrus lemon aroma. Tart citrus lemon flavor with a very lively mouthfeel. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Rerate at brewpub - Pale golden pour. The nose is soft and earthy. Floral aroma with a very light straw flavour and character. Fresh and well-balanced. A touch of grassiness behind the fresh malt base. Soft and chewy with a nice linger floral hop flavour. Pretty nice really. Pale straw-golden colour. Aroma is lightly earthy and citrusy. It’s got a very flinty and leathery character to the malts. It’s pretty infected with a wild mustiness. Dusty and bone dry. Meh. 5 3 6 2 11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2870) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Thin head that has to fight to form. Reduces quickly to nothing. Low carbonation. Light malts, corn flakes, little floral and a little lavender. Color is a light gold. Flavor is soft with a little malt and hops. Light hops bitterness at the finish and a little dry. A decent pale lager but nothing special. Good for a hot night

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
bottle from linus_stick: pours a small cloudy but bright yellow straw colour with a large pure whtie faomy head. lots of tiny bubbles. aroma is light withsome graininess and very little sweet malt, hints of fossil fuels and very little hops. flavour has lots of grains and a bitter taste from a very small amount of floral hops, some corn like flavour and pretty watered down beer. not to good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2009
Rating #66 for this beer.
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5/02/2008: The Church Brew Works Celestial Gold German Style Pilsner pours golden straw color with a foamy off-white (slightly yellowish) head. It has a mild level of visible carbonation an a sweet, grainy aroma that reminds me of sweet corn. The flavor is also quite grainy with a bit of watery grassiness. It seem quite "beer-y" and is extremely light on the palate. It is soft on the palate and has no finish. I nearly forgot that I was drinking a beer while I was drinking this one!

12 fl. oz. bottle from Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating: 3/3/4/2/5=1.7
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8/25/2009: Church Brew Celestial Gold... Aroma: LACKING; only a very slight hint of lemon. Appearance: Pale straw color, transparent. Flavor: Mild hops, balanced; flavorful palate cleanser; some weak lemon in the finish. Palate: Very light, but very refreshing and thirst-quenching. Overall: Nothing special, but still decent and better than the mass-market alternatives. Much better on draught at the brewery than from a bottle!

Draught at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA. Rating: 4/3/5/3/10=2.5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2008
Bottle at the no Greg tasting, courtesy of, of course, Greg, shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, and Mabel. Light to medium yellow, small white head. Sweet hos, some honey slight malt in aroma. Taste - ok - some hops, sweet malt. Mild bland stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle (12oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a hazy pale yellow with little floaties and a huge foamy white head. Aroma and flavour of cardboard, grain and light stale hops. Light bitter finish. Average bodied. Poor stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (13259) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle from brewery. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate grass hop and grain aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration.

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