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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Our smooth Gold Lager starts with caramel malt aromas that are subtle yet pronounced. A kiss of Perle hops offers a touch of bitterness and incredible balance to its robust body. This beer is a tribute to a real Des Moines original. A staple in the 1950’s bar scene, Ruthie was the finest woman to ever serve a beer in our capital city.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17713) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Draft at the Great Nebraska Beer Festival. Clear golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of grainy straw. Taste is lightly peppery lager. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 20, 2015
A nice lager. Light and mild. Thick bready base and a slick sweet flavor. Tried with Jess at the brewery in 2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (8688) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at Exile. Clear gold pour with a small white head. Clean with malty sweetness and a bit of grassy dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2015
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee Muscatine. Golden amber and clear appearance with active carbonation. Malty, lightly sweet, smooth, pretty clean and lightly bitter with a touch of toffee and caramel. Solid lager overall, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justsayswell (211) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Clear amber. Kind of cask-y, low carbonation. Nose is honey, bread. Medium mouthfeel, very soft, grainy, bready. A touch sweet. Finishes malty with a bit of grassy hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Clear gold pour with a one finger, creamy white head. Aroma of cereal, bready yeast, toast, cooked plums, honey, light floral notes. Flavor is sweet cereal, pale caramel, sweet white bread crust, grass, floral hops, honey and toffee. Light to medium body, full, somewhat creamy, slightly syrupy feel, light carbonation. Decent stuff overall. Pretty good for a Vienna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Aroma is sweetish malts, fruit and bubblegum. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts, mild grainy notes and a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
houzvicka (6) - New Port Richey, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
It was a tasty malty gold lager. I would drink it again but it would not make my regulars list.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rondphoto (3169) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2014
on tap @ Exile Brewing / Des Moines IA --- Clear dark honey amber, rim head, no lace, a very still brew. Taste is mild caramel malt that moves without interest into a palte that offers no revelations. The finish may have light hops, it’s hard to tell. There is so little happening that I wonder if the lines were cleaned, or if this batch didn’t quite work. As is, not a keeper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a clear darker gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is the same. Very nice, well made, and a good example of the style.

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