Brewed by Craiova (Heineken Romania)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Craiova, Romania


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In 1998 the Golden Brau brand started being produced, currently being the best-sold beer in Romania. The beer has a clear appearance, with a characteristic glitter and carbon dioxide pearls, having white, dense foam leaving a lacy trace on the glass. The yellow color reflects the image of golden wheat fields in the summer heat. The carbon dioxide content creates a sensation of liveliness and coolness.

Editor’s Note: This brand is also produced at other Brau Union plants, most notably Wieselburger in Austria.
ABV and Plato went from 4.8% and 11° to 5% and 11.2°.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear pale golden with a very bubbly white head. Sweetish aroma of corn. Light in body with notes of cardboard and brewing cereal. Somewhat flat carbonation. No bitterness. 290608

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
drpimento (2637) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Poured from a can bought last night at a non-stop kiosk with a nice foamy, frothy head and some lace. Very pale yellow color. Ligtht super light aroma of baer. Watery. Mild. Not much other than the head and lace. Almost no character. What finish? Go elsewhere if possible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (3477) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle - 500ml. Golden body with good carbonation and a fair white foamy head. Good hoppy/malty aroma with fresh herbal hints. Taste carries bready notes and ends with a short bitter finish. Decent Lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oh6gdx (23691) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is rice, maize, malts and some slight notes of hops. Flavour is quite much the same, a rather sweet, and rather boring beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
armando629 (2453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2008
An other lager, nothing more. Rather avarage or poor with a thin body, acidic notes. Some pale malts, some hop, watery texture. No thanks, boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: A poor poor lager, brewing cereal and cornish, sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 Bottled at RBESG 08 ... just for the country :-) ... vry pale yellow ... lager lager lager .. ho hum

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
50 cL bottle. Clear and pale yellow with a lacing white head. Dry cornish and light cardboardish aroma. Light cornish and mild cardboardish flavour. Dry and flat cornish finish with a mild bitterness into the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2008
Golden Brau from Karlovacka pivovara, Croatia. Very watery and without character. Colour is quite nice, typical for Pilsners. The best part is pleasant hoppiness but the notes of corn ruins it. Taste and smell is quite industrial. Sweet and bit bitter aftertaste, quickly diminishes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
heavy (2280) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 27, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 1.5 l green plastic bottle from local Mercator. Well, who would say I’ll find my first Romanian beer here. With another "smart" move (Croatian) Karlovacka pivovara started to contract brew it. ABV 4.8%, 11° extract. It poured pale yellow body with big fluffy head. Pretty fine aroma, some herbal hoppiness, mixed with weak honey and corn like malt. Well, the flavor is way too watery. Sweetish, somewhat corny, but not too much to become nasty, drinkable, but without any character, just like flavored water. Also sweetish finish, allright, pleasant, but somehow artificial and boring. Not so bad as I’ve expected, drinkable during a summer day, but still boring, definitely deserves lower rate, but aroma and appearance did their job.

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