PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill. Medium golden pour, crisp, bubbly white head. Aroma pretty neutral with some fresh lake water accents coming through. Clean, crisp lager flavor. Good balance of hops and malt and it finishes with a good hoppy bite. Very refreshing sitting out on the patio on a hot Sedona afternoon.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the 7 Dwarves in the Oak Creek tasting set. Not much to it say: its a pale lager and it looks, smells and tastes like one - in other words, there isn’t much to see, smell or taste (especially in comparison to the other brews on the tasting platter). I’ll admit that it had more flavor and slightly more texture than a macro lager but that’s about it.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours golden with a short white head that stays pretty well and laces a little. Aromas of lemon, and light grains. This does seem more like a helles to me than a pale lager as it definitely had more sweet honey flavor blended with some lemon. Airy and somewhat light on the palate. Crisp and clean and pretty drinkable on a hot summer day. I don’t believe that this one should be listed as a pale lager.
eaglefan538 (2851) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this two times and it sure isn’t a Pilsner, despite their website description. The brewpub/grill listed it as a Munich style Helles lager. This one certainly doesn’t kill you with grassy hops! Standard golden color with a nice initial white head, that dissipated gradually, but provided solid lacing. The aroma was malty rich and the hops undetected. The flavor was sweet (maybe a bit too much) and malty grainy (some light honey flavors). Fairly heavy mouthfeel, sticky sweet. (Resampled on 5/2/06.)
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear golden-orangish color with a very light head that faded quickly. Has a light grainy, grassy aroma. Flavor leans toward the hoppy side with a touch of diacetyl. Leaves a slight bitter aftertaste. Light to medium body. An ok beer
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz Bottle: Labeld simply as ’Gold Lager’. Pours a light golden color, a little more orange/yellow than standard gold. A head from my agressive pour is minimal and disappears quickly. The aroma is of lemons, pine, and wood with a little bit of hops. The flavor is a little of apples, pee, a touch of hops. a quick hitting light palate.
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle, via FlacoAlto, labeled as "Gold Lager". Pours a deep gold colored body with a minimal and quickly disappearing white head. Nose is showing alot of DMS, just like opening up a can of creamed corn. Beyond that maybe a little toasted malt. Flavor is just as thin as can be, with a corn flavored finish and minimal to no hoppiness. Typical Pale Lager Mouthfeel, thin and fizzy with a dry finish. This is just another in the long storied history of flavorless Pale Lagers.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is from a bottle labeled simply "Gold Lager"
Pours a brilliantly clear rich gold, almost too copper, color and is topped by a frothy light tan colored head. The aroma is lightly spicy in a hoppy way and has notes of warm toasted malt biscuits underneath the hop notes. The taste is dry and spritzy up front, but then moves to a lightly sweet pale maltiness, with some toasty malt notes, that is accented by a spicy note of lemony hops. This beer has a solid bite in the finish that is a mix of carbonation and hop bitterness. This beer is a pleasant surprise, it is quite well made and I really like the good mix between spicy/ lemony hop notes and simple yet evident malt character. This beer is a perfect pre-dinner beer on a hot Tucson summer day.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is grass and grain, kind of sweet. Aroma is grass and grain, slightly sweet. A light to medium bodied Pale lager. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. Mild taste, read bland, tasting lager. Slightly watery. Touches of cardboard. Boring Brew Pub Lager. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is sharp. Finish is slightly bitter.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Fairly typical golden lager, with a mild, crisp hop aroma. Slightly sweet malty flavor with balancing hoppiness. Light body and crisp carbonation.