kyzr (1150) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark gold pour with large white head. Nose of sweetness and apple. Flavor had hints of honey, with the a tartness of a grannysmith apple. Very light body, and clean clean. Thanks to cbkschubert for this bottle.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle via trade (thanks Hellbilly!). Pours a near crystal clear amber with a small white head. Nose is malty with a trace of honey. Taste is what you would expect from a good clean session lager, albeit a bit grainy. Not getting any hops in this.. Finish is watery. Body is light, carbonation is medium. A nice clean simple beer.
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the restaurant. Nice golden color, dense white head. Mild citrus nose. good body...thick and slippery on teh palate. Good malt/hop balance with almost no bitterness. Very good and drinkable.
scarletfire65 (943) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at Brewery. Very clean, light citrus, lightly hopped, crisp finish. Tastes like a home brew. A decent pale lager.
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.
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.
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.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brew pub in Tlaqapaque. Pours a golden Pils color with decent head. Nuttiness and Pils malt dominate the aroma. Taste has a nice lightly toasted nut character. Light, refreshing, and well-crafted for the style.
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.
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It was a nice, soft translucent gold color with an excellent head and great carbonation. The way they brew their beers at the grill, known as "spunding," is meant to create finer bubbles for a smoother taste, and it works deliciously. The beer carries a very light, clean, grassy scent with a complete lack of hops or any bitterness, which also carried over to the flavor. It was much more malty and slightly sweet in my mouth than under my nose, with a little bit of caramel and honey hiding in the undertones. ---
The Gold Lager was extremely smooth and crisp with a dry mouthfeel afterwards, leaving barely any aftertaste. It is considered a medium body and keeps everything together perfectly. It may be seen as a simpler beer, but it was a great companion to my beer-battered fish and seasoned waffle fries, allowing room for me to taste my food rather than try to clean my palate afterward. ---
I wish I had more to say about this brew, but the fact of the matter is that it is a wonderfully simple beer with a great, easy combination of flavors and scents. Delicious with fish or lighter appetizers, but I’m sure in the hot Arizona summers, it would fit with anything and even be able to hold its own when enjoyed by itself. Yes, yes and yes! Keep up the great work, Oak Creek, I can’t wait to come back and visit for another taste.