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A Gold medal winner in the 2002 North American Brewers' Association competition, this richly gold-colored lager beer has a crisp hop note. It maintains its zest and balance of hops and malt from start to finish. It is a cold lagered and naturally carbonatedall-malt beer. It is very versatile beer that can be enjoyed alone or with nearly any type of food.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals and an rancid sourness. Flavor of mild citrus and wheat.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TChrome (1420) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Pours golden with egg white head. Aroma of rotting vegetables. Watery flavor. Almost no body.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Bottle. Smells like rotten fruit and pesticide. Tastes kind of flat, and vaguely like watered down lemon juice with some wheat. This is a bad, bad beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kevin (2089) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 20, 2005
bottle. corny sour aroma. taste is watered down yeast and corn with some citrus earth flavor in the finish that is bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 8, 2005 Could smell the aroma hops when poured in the glass. Gold color and had a nice head to begin with then a thin layer head covered the top till the beer was gone. Commercial description is right on,was and enjoyable beer while I had an Outback steak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Cloudy golden color with a light head but good lacing. Crisp fruity aroma. A bit of a watery body, flavor isnt bad at all ,a bit af a dry bitter finish.Not bad at all

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Fruity aroma. First initial taste was corn. Tasted like an American Standard as in Budweiser. Was looking forward to trying this beer. Bland and boring. Not impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Deep, gold color. Yeasty, sour aroma (very mild). Nice, light, mildly hoppy flavor. Not a lot of ooomph, but nice. Has a mild yeastiness, too. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Clear golden body with minimal white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, but fairly bland; some lager bitterness but weak. Taste is weak and minimal lagery, watery. Finishes mild grassy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2217) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2002
"Forty Niner" Gold Lager is an excellent entrant in the Lager style. The folks at the NABA also thought so, giving the beer a Gold Medal in 2002. Forty Niner Gold has a very pleasant aroma, though I could not identify specific elements. The appearance is deep gold, with good lace and a fine bubble head. There is a good balance of hops and malt. Could be a bit hoppier, but that might mean deviating from the style. The brew was a little less full-bodied than I like, but once again, sometimes you are simply restricted by your category.

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