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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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°.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krennman (48) - - JUL 9, 2013
Ein solides Bier ohne grosse Schwächen, empfehlenswert, ich würde das Bier jederzeit wieder trinken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Clear light gold. Thick, foamy alabaster head. Steady, big bubbled carbonation. Spicy hop aroma, lemons and hay, with an herbal underside. Gently crisp, spicy and toasty with a defined Pils balance. Medium full body. Nice girth to it. Adjunct less flavors. Hops are spicy, herbal with a touch of lemon. Traces of metallic city water are tolerable. Dry, toasted hay maltiness. Smooth and quenching. Finishes with a lingering hop tingle and hay aftertaste. I expected less from the best seller in Romania, but found a gem.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (674) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2007
Golden coloured beer with a fluffy white head. A rather sweet pilsner, I usually don’t like sweet beers but this is a good pilsner. (Bottle 50cl 4.7 alcohol % in my version)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle brewed in Romania at 4.7%
Pale golden/straw colour. Neon white, small head. Correct Bohemian style aroma, though a bit weak. Sweet maltiness and hay that ends with a surprisingly defined bitterness. Very impressing for a best-selling beer of any country! I can see myself drinking this on draft if ever going to Romania on holiday.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2003
clear pale golden colour, nice head, strong herbal aroma, sweet with a medium malt body, slightly oily, dry grassy finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 22, 2003
Too sweet for my liking (you can call it "malty" but where are the hops?). Pale straw color, surprisingly thick white head. Aroma of adjuncts: sweetish and corny. Same sweetness in the palate, I remember this beer to be better and more balanced a couple of years ago.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13798) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
Can, 5.0%. Weak grain aroma. Clear yellow colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is better than the aroma. Bready with a good yeast note. Well-rounded. Good chalky mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2002
Canned(500ml). -quite good beer, refreshing, foamy head, spicy hop aroma

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Big plastic bottle: Poured a hazy orange yellow color with a white head. The aroma was sweet harvesty and honey. The flavor was also sweet honey and malty.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ovi (3) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Easy-going mainstream beer. Not anything fancy, easy enough to sustain a night of drinking, but definitely not for flavour lovers.


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