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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is golden in color with a light bubbly effervescence. The light body makes this lager beer appropriate for a business lunch or your evening sipping beer. The light malt flavor also accentuates the hop flavor. From the start, you will notice a fine hop aroma. As you sip the Celestial Gold, the subdued maltiness blends with a slight hop flavor. When this beer finishes, you will notice a pleasant hop bitterness. The bitterness will be mild and quite appropriate.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2007
Clear yellow body, white thin head. Fresh, crisp, "Miller-esque" lager flavor. I really enjoy the balaced flavor of this... nice sweetness with a light hop grassiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2007
No way is this a "Pale Lager" as listed. Golden with a slender white head, it has a clean sweet malt aroma with a light grassy/floral bitterness. Nice level of carbonation. The flavor is a sweet pale malt with a balancing herbal/grassy bitterness. Good crisp finish. I checked Church Brew Works website and it lists only water, malt, hops, and yeast in its ingredients. Despite the apparent hoppiness, the IBUs are listed at 18. If not a "German Style Pilsner" as proclaimed on the label, this should minimally be categorized as a "Premium Lager."

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours Golden with a white head. Aroma of pale malts, fruit, and hops. The flavor is slightly sweet, fruit, finishes bitter, with a thin watery body.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle pours a clear, bright golden with a white head that doesnt last long. Aromas are light, but there are few adversities, rather faint pale malt and wee German hopping. An easy drinker, the body is smooth with a lightly carbonated lift. Flavor finds a steadfast herbal bitterness which stands firm before lightly sweetened malts and lingers long on the roof of the mouth. I hate to say it, but I have to agree with Cheapdark below who states that this is miscategorized as a "Pale Lager" and should probably be relegated to the "Pilsener" family.

<font size=-4>From a sampler case bought in Irwin, PA 15642</font>

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rederic (3287) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2007
On tap at the brewery, bright yellow gold color, with almost no had, light pale malt nose, faint floral hop aroma follows through on a light-bodied palate with a crisp pale malt, citrus floral hop accent, leading towards a dry bitter hop finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from Capones. Gold pour with off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, slight hops and fruit. Tastes pale malty with slight hopcit, honey, and apricot notes. Watery palate without a great deal of complexity, this one missed the mark for me.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5538) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Not impressed or honored with the fact that CBW has converted an alter to a brewing stand. Also, I am surprised that this is considered a pale lager. It is more like a german pilsner. 12 oz brown bottle. Pours like a slightly darker, but not much darker, pale yellow american beer. Aroma is clean and crisp. It possesses a hoppy aroma absent from most pale lagers. There is no head but the aroma is nice. Hoppy flavor, but no overwhelming like a pale ale or IPA. The hop flavor is pleasantly there but it is not backed by the severe bitterness that lingers. Nice carbonation that tingles the back of your tongue as it rolls down your throat. As you drink it there is a building hoppy accent in your mouth. Nice hoppy aroma in the smell continues. Finish leaves you with a medium bitter personality that lingers for a while. Would never think this is a typical pale yellow american lager....too much personality. Must be in the wrong category.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with lukin013 (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grain and a light lemony citrus. Tastes follow. Thinner body.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Yellow/Gold Coloring with White Head. Sweet Grain, Light Floral Hop Aroma.. Little Sweet Overall, but Goes Down Nice and Smooth, Crisp, Clean. Standard Pale Lager.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2006
On tap @ the Church Brew Works. Super clear yellow with white head. Aroma is malt and skunk. Flavor is the same. This beer is a wheaty version of Stella Artois.


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