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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This golden 'Helles' style beer is smooth, medium-bodied and always satisfying. Brewed with the finest imported 2-row malt and German noble hops, Stoudt's Gold Lager is widely recognized as one of the finest German-style beers brewed in America.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2003 Amazingly complex malt flavors (even some restrained fruit) with a terrific dry finish. Exactly what a Helles should be. What's wild is that my first sample of this had a drawing of the brewery on the label, indicating that the sample was ancient. It was still this good. Have had fresher samples since. Perfect Helles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2002
Not bad, maltier than I expected, good dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2544) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
(Reworded review, but not changed) The U.S. needs more lagers like this (very much in the Munich Helles style). I was amazed I was drinking a lager - thats a bit of an exaggeration but here’s why - its so complex! A soft tingling of hops, and gentle ale-fruit flavors were almost noticeable. Maltiness was soft and sweet. In all other respects its a world-class lager: bright golden color and light but lasting head, clean refreshing flavor and beery aroma. An outstanding alternative to any American Standard, if thats what you like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2002
the label describes the color well enough, perhaps my favorite color to begin the evening with, provided the upper five percent is creamy white, as in the case at hand. grainy, apple and corn aroma, with just one flat note in the choir: attic kinda mustiness. the freshness date box provides no clue since it’s inexplicably exclusive of data. great brisk refreshing flavor, tho, balanced, subtle apple and whiskey, oak barrel flavors. i had to write quick ’cause it unfortunately only lasted about five minutes. nice dortmunder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2002
A good and hoppy beer. Deep golden in color. Its a smooth and easy drinking beer. A good representation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2002
similar to Dortmunder Gold, but thinner mouthfeel. A nice long bitter malt finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2007 Rerated from a bottle. Light hazy golden color with a thin gluey head. Quite starchy aroma. But it drinks quite smooth; lightly bready, vaguely cookie like. All around just a very smooth yellow brew. Almost lemony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1505) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2002
golden color with slightly foamy head, not lasting but leaves behind decent lacing. little bit of hops in the aroma. flavor was a tiny bit bitter. not overly enthusiastic about this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2002
Wow! A real thirstquencher. This is possibly my favorite Helles so far, as it’s got a nice tingle of hops followed by a decent amount of malt. It’s also a tad sweet. I avoided this on the shelf for months cuz I thought it would suck - don’t make the same mistake. Hoppier than most Dortmunders?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Clear golden, decent head and lace. Fairly clean nose of german malt and hops. Clean somewhat sweet malty palate with a decent hoppy kick. Drinkable as all hell despite being almost a year past the ’best if consumed by date’. Would love a fresh one. Good lager.

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