kramer (5800) - 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.
decaturstevo (5770) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Light sweet malt, corn, and a hinto citrus aroma. Sweeet malt with a light dry finish. Medium/light bodied and pretty refreshing.
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the brewpub, 3/3/14, as Forty-Niner Gold Lager
Aroma: The aroma is light crystal malts, some grain, sweet malt, and hop notes as well
Appearance: This beer pours a clear golden color with a small, fizzy white head
Flavor: Light and clean, some fine, but not overwhelming sweetness, and a light bitterness
Palate: The body is light, with a decent enough feel, and a clean dry finish
I thought this was a solid enough example of the style. It isn’t a super exciting beer, but it has some flavor and it has a nice, clean, hop finish to it that makes it easily an above average example of this style.
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Had again and had to up the score. Nothing special still, but if treated properly is light and refreshing.
Original score. 2.3 Smell skind of bad. Different, very creamy. Not anything that comes off as real hoppy or malty about this. Unfortunately, it seems to me to have that slight butter note coming through, like right before it’ll go bad. This is sort of a preemptory score.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a misty bronze color, light head and lacing. The nose is sweet and biscuity with a lightly floral hop note, a touch of bread and malt with just a fluff of huskyness. The flavor is nice and creamy, balanced body, moderate mouthfeel for the style and finishes on a lightly bitter tail. Nutty finish and a bit sweet overall, but tasty!
beerguy101 (5357) - 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.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy gold with a tremendous white head. The aroma was strongly phenolic with notes of band-aid and some malt. Mildly tart. Hint of hops at the end.
FlacoAlto (4147) - 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.
IrishBoy (4096) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from cbkschubert; Thanks Craig; Cap really hissed as I opened this; Nose came out as light but definate lemon aroma, not the more usual citrusy one, with some light malt in the background; gold with a big white head; flavor had a light lemony malt taste, very different from any of the 38 other pale lagers I’ve rated.
patrick767 (3995) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours clear gold with a one finger white head. It has a mild, bready malt aroma. The flavor is mildly sweet, light malt with some good hops in there. It’s light but not watery and manages to be a pretty solid brew for what it is.