Brewed by Craiova (Heineken Romania)
Style: Pale Lager
Craiova, Romania


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In 1998 the Golden Brau brand started being produced, currently being the best-sold beer in Romania. The beer has a clear appearance, with a characteristic glitter and carbon dioxide pearls, having white, dense foam leaving a lacy trace on the glass. The yellow color reflects the image of golden wheat fields in the summer heat. The carbon dioxide content creates a sensation of liveliness and coolness.

Editor’s Note: This brand is also produced at other Brau Union plants, most notably Wieselburger in Austria.
ABV and Plato went from 4.8% and 11° to 5% and 11.2°.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Christian (13085) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2008
Pale yellow with a lasting white head. Weak malty aroma with a citrus note. Sour cardboard and malt flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2008
1,5 litre PET, licence brewed in Croatia. Very pale lager, thin and watery. When you find local beers in Southern Europe with German-sounding names with umlaut, it is not a sign of quality!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (12552) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Re-rate 4/13: Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks kerenmk. Clear yellow. Grainy aroma with a bit of cornm, a bit of hay and faint metallic and herbal notes. Sweetish and grainy flavor with some corn and faint bitterness in the finish. Light-bodied. Non-offensive. 4/2/4/2/8=2

(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Clear golden. Aroma is quite grainy. Sweetish rather cerealy flavor. Light-bodied. 3/2/3/2/6=1.6

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2008
Scraping the bottom of the Croatian supermarket barrel now. Gave in eventually and basketed a 1.5L park bench plastic bottle in Studenac. Hop aroma detectable- sweaty, grassy, slightly herbal. Hisses and then dies. Head gone in minutes. Coniferous cardboardy noble hoppage, pale peanutty malt, maize and astringency. Pretty much how you’d expect a 14KN plastic bottle of lager to taste. Aromas of corn, cabbage and sideboard. Assumes an undrinkable headless stillness like it’s been left out in the rain all night. 250ml might be drinkable, 1500ml is not.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear pale golden with a very bubbly white head. Sweetish aroma of corn. Light in body with notes of cardboard and brewing cereal. Somewhat flat carbonation. No bitterness. 290608

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
drpimento (3283) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Poured from a can bought last night at a non-stop kiosk with a nice foamy, frothy head and some lace. Very pale yellow color. Ligtht super light aroma of baer. Watery. Mild. Not much other than the head and lace. Almost no character. What finish? Go elsewhere if possible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (4011) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle - 500ml. Golden body with good carbonation and a fair white foamy head. Good hoppy/malty aroma with fresh herbal hints. Taste carries bready notes and ends with a short bitter finish. Decent Lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
oh6gdx (25767) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is rice, maize, malts and some slight notes of hops. Flavour is quite much the same, a rather sweet, and rather boring beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2008
An other lager, nothing more. Rather avarage or poor with a thin body, acidic notes. Some pale malts, some hop, watery texture. No thanks, boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: A poor poor lager, brewing cereal and cornish, sweet.

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