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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
An easy-drinkiní, 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 Daveís BrewFarm locations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5809) - 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 Grandpaís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2010
12 oz. can, brewed in Stevens Point. Clean, hoppy, floral, dry, fresh, grainy, appetizing aroma features green apple and celery scents. The smell dissipates as one drinks. Pours a pale gold to straw color. The liquid is completely clear. Small to moderate amount of small, slow-rising bubbles. Large amount of thick, fluffy, long-lasting, nearly white head that appears more like the head of a Belgian pale ale than that of a typical pale lager. Nice, surprisingly extensive lacing. The taste features sweet, fruity (especially peach) malts as well as a dry bite in the back of the throat from the Cluster and Perle hops (according to the can). Pleasant taste but low in flavor by the standards of craft brewing, though quite flavorful for the style. Just a touch of metal in the finish, but it is only a minor detraction. Alcohol taste slightly noticeable, surprisingly. Light body, but not extremely light. Easy drinking and refreshing, as the can states. Not as crisp as one might expect for a lager. Daveís BrewFarm Select Golden Lager is more like a good German Helles than a typical pale lager, but if one does consider it a pale lager, itís pretty much as good as the style can get. Iím impressed. Iím a tough rater, so a 3.3 for this style is pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Poured with a nice foamy, frothy off white head that lasts a little while and a little lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is fresh beer, malt, a little hop, fresh baked white bread, cereal, and a little fresh mown grass. Flavor is like aroma and a little on the sweet side. Decent body and carbonation. Short finish like flavor. Inoffensive and mostly forgettable. Prefer the crisper pale lagers, míself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Can from Pinnochioís in Appearance not a strong quality - looks like a corona. The aroma is super yeasty. Taste is solid - hops and sweet malt. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed after a long run on the hottest day of the summer so far, figured this would be good weather for a nice lager. Appearance a golden lager with little yeasties and visible carbonation that bubbles to the top, also a white ring around the glass. Aroma mostly malty, not really watered down but they donít jump out at you, maybe the most prevalent of malts Iíve seen in a lager. Taste is surprisingly unique. Itís very malty for a lager, but there is almost like a dark fruit finish. This stuff is pretty good, I would definitely pick this over any mass produced lager any day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2010
Canned. Poured crystal-clear medium golden with a tall, well-retained white head.. looked great in the glass. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted grainy notes and honey with crisp, fresh grassy hop accents.. balance was quite good. The flavor found honey and pale malts again at the core.. fresh, bright grass and lesser earthy bitterness around.. sticky-sweet toward the back.. almost crisp, but a little too tacky on the finish. Light-bodied and sweet overall on the palate.. balance was solid, and this was very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Can. Gold color with a thin head. Light marshmallow and dusty grain aroma. Easy malty flavor, moderate bitterness thatís in the earthy and floral realm. Not complex, but an easily drinkable session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Has light scents of malt and caramel. Taste is very light and light body, flavors of caramel, nice and crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2293) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Quite malty in aroma and in flavor. Nutty, perhaps a bit sweet, with a smooth body and lingering finish.

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