bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle) Pours a golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals and an rancid sourness. Flavor of mild citrus and wheat.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours golden with egg white head. Aroma of rotting vegetables. Watery flavor. Almost no body.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2005
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Kevin (2047) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 20, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. corny sour aroma. taste is watered down yeast and corn with some citrus earth flavor in the finish that is bland.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"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.