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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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An easy-drinkin’, golden all-malt lager. Brewed with six-row and specialty malts and hopped with Cluster and Perele to give it a smooth crisp flavor, with just a hint of malt sweetness. Select Golden Lager is brewed at both Steven Point Brewery and Dave’s BrewFarm locations.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Stevens Point version: The first packaged beer from Dave’s Brew Farm arrives in Minnesota. Picked up a 12-pack at Zipps in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a decent white head that has some nice retention and leaves behind a pillowy foam head. Some spotty lacing too. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of apple, some floral and spice hops and a touch of white bread. Taste is medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavors include some light apple, golden grain malt, a hint of allspice and some light Mozzarella. Why do all of the sudden have a craving for a Chicago style pizza? Finish is quite balanced with maybe a notch towards the sweet side. Mild bitterness at first and then a smooth aftertaste. Not your typical average macro-made lager and definitely not a lawn-mower beer. I can see this lager satisfy both the craft beer and lager drinking crowd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2010 Courtesy of tytoanderso via trade

Can: The aroma has some honey sweetness along with some light hay and grass. It pours a transparent gold with an inch tall white head with good retention and lacing. The flavor starts with some light honey sweetness and just a touch of citrus. The finish is moderately grassy. Nothing special but easy drinking and somewhat refreshing. Light-medium bodied somewhat lively carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TomDecapolis (4437) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Pours a lightly hazy golden with orange notes and a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of grassy notes, corn, bready malt and citrus. Flavor of the same, dry and crisp but pushing thin. Too much like a macro lager for me. Nothing to help set it apart.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Can. Gold color with a thin head. Light marshmallow and dusty grain aroma. Easy malty flavor, moderate bitterness that’s in the earthy and floral realm. Not complex, but an easily drinkable session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4363) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2009
A good looking, golden colored lager with a very thick, tall head that lasts a long time, and a thick lacing on the glass that would embarrass many Belgian ales. Standard lager aroma, reminiscent of Blatz as a child, when I would take a sip from Grandpa’s glass. Smooth malt flavor and very light hops, but definitely some sweetness to the point it would be hard to drink many of these. Unusually thick palate. A well constructed beer that delivers on the palate and appearance, with a bit more to offer than the ordinary yellow lager.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2010
12oz can. Golden-bronze, filtered. Thin, oily head. Sweet, sugary, beer factory aroma. Pretty shabby, with that sugary sweet six-row thing going on. Tastes more in line with something Minhas/Berghoff would do. There is a bit more hop character than your typical macro, but the six-row just cheapens the experience. There is some malt toastiness in it, and it doesn’t suffer as bad as other macro lagers when it approaches cellar and room temperatures.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (3967) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Nice pour for a lager, slightly hazy with a decent head that fades after a few. Smell is just plain clean, perhaps a slight olfactory of high gravity. Oooh, quite strong personality for a lager, reminds me a bit of that pig’s eye I just rated. Yes, comes across more like a high gravity pale lager brew in flavor. Difficult at times. Same with finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Can, thanks tytoanderso. Nose is corny and sweet, a little plastic/rubber. Flavor is sweet and with some very mild hop bitterness. More flavor than most shitty pale lagers, but still pretty shitty.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Clear golden yellow, medium white head fades into a thin layer and leaves some wispy lacing behind. Aroma of grains, grassy hops and sweet malt. Taste is sweet with a bit of grassy hops, honey and malt. A touch of corn and mild bitterness on the finish. Easy to drink and even easier to forget.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3398) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Golden color out of the can with a fizzy white head. Nose of yeasty dough with some citrus. This is a sweet beer with thick honey, some corn, pepper spice, buscuit and lemon citrus in the finish. Tingely on the tongue. Not bad.


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