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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our smooth Gold Lager starts with caramel malt aromas that are subtle yet pronounced. A kiss of Perle hops offers a touch of bitterness and incredible balance to its robust body. This beer is a tribute to a real Des Moines original. A staple in the 1950’s bar scene, Ruthie was the finest woman to ever serve a beer in our capital city.

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3.8
superspak (6200) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2017
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce can into lager glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of honey, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal grassy earthiness. A bit fruity/yeasty in the aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of bready malt and slight earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big honey, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal grassy earthiness. Very mild herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of honey, bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of bready malt and slight earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness, clean finishing. Fairly clean on lager flavors, a bit fruity/yeasty but not overwhelming. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.8%. Overall this is a very good Helles. All around nice complexity and robustness of bready malt and slight earthy hop flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful with nicely rich Pilsner malt flavors with a bit of Munich, and just enough hops to balance the sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

3.7
DiarmaidBHK (6137) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Sampler at brewpub. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Not a lot on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel. This stuff really coats the tongue. Crisp and dry on the tongue. Finished clean. Nice.

2.6
commonshawn (1339) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Tap at embassy suites in des moines during glbtq. Dark gold with small white head. Grainy nose. Sweet grain taste. Not great .

3.4
sdcourtney (61) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Nice clean golden lager with a good flavor profile. Waitress called it "dark" ��. Which I suppose is correct when it is next to Lite or Bud... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
beerme31 (707) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Draft. Solid Helles. Pours copper thin lacing. Light sweet taste, medium light body with a refreshing balanced finish. Good overall

3.1
csaso (2361) - Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Tap - not much head, bubbly medium gold color pretty balanced with mildly sweet bready malt and earthy hops, crisp finish, not bad overall

3.3
ozzy70 (1333) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Sample from bottle at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Poured dark amber, white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel. Taste was sweet, malty.

4.2
mjmoen (626) - - JUN 12, 2016
B. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Pretty good flavor but a little light body

3.7
keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Best lager I've had in a long time. Great clean aroma with a crisp taste. Great label too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
DrunkSanta410 (987) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Amber pour, thick white head that fades to nothing. Aroma is light, thin caramel malts, faint grain. Taste is grass, faint caramel malts, lightly bitter, lightly grainy. Light body, high carbonation. Not bad.


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