RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A Gold medal winner in the 2002 North American Brewers' Association competition, this richly gold-colored lager beer has a crisp hop note. It maintains its zest and balance of hops and malt from start to finish. It is a cold lagered and naturally carbonatedall-malt beer. It is very versatile beer that can be enjoyed alone or with nearly any type of food.

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ben4321 (6417) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Location: Draft at the brewpub, 3/3/14, as Forty-Niner Gold Lager

Aroma: The aroma is light crystal malts, some grain, sweet malt, and hop notes as well
Appearance: This beer pours a clear golden color with a small, fizzy white head
Flavor: Light and clean, some fine, but not overwhelming sweetness, and a light bitterness
Palate: The body is light, with a decent enough feel, and a clean dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid enough example of the style. It isn’t a super exciting beer, but it has some flavor and it has a nice, clean, hop finish to it that makes it easily an above average example of this style.

Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of citrus, straw, some floral hints, a touch of dry malt. Tastes of caramel, a hint of pepper, some subtle citrus, hay. Nice dry finish.

decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Light sweet malt, corn, and a hinto citrus aroma. Sweeet malt with a light dry finish. Medium/light bodied and pretty refreshing.

dwyerpg (6078) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Had again and had to up the score. Nothing special still, but if treated properly is light and refreshing. Original score. 2.3 Smell skind of bad. Different, very creamy. Not anything that comes off as real hoppy or malty about this. Unfortunately, it seems to me to have that slight butter note coming through, like right before it’ll go bad. This is sort of a preemptory score.

JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2017
On draft at the brewpub in Sedona. Slightly hazed yellow pour, with a white head. Grain, light sweetness, biscuit, and lightly hopped. Decent, but nothing special.

BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Pours a misty bronze color, light head and lacing. The nose is sweet and biscuity with a lightly floral hop note, a touch of bread and malt with just a fluff of huskyness. The flavor is nice and creamy, balanced body, moderate mouthfeel for the style and finishes on a lightly bitter tail. Nutty finish and a bit sweet overall, but tasty!

beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Light orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is grass and grain, kind of sweet. Aroma is grass and grain, slightly sweet. A light to medium bodied Pale lager. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter. Mild taste, read bland, tasting lager. Slightly watery. Touches of cardboard. Boring Brew Pub Lager. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is sharp. Finish is slightly bitter.

goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Poured a hazy gold with a tremendous white head. The aroma was strongly phenolic with notes of band-aid and some malt. Mildly tart. Hint of hops at the end.

IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert; Thanks Craig; Cap really hissed as I opened this; Nose came out as light but definate lemon aroma, not the more usual citrusy one, with some light malt in the background; gold with a big white head; flavor had a light lemony malt taste, very different from any of the 38 other pale lagers I’ve rated.

FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2005
This is from a bottle labeled simply "Gold Lager"
Pours a brilliantly clear rich gold, almost too copper, color and is topped by a frothy light tan colored head. The aroma is lightly spicy in a hoppy way and has notes of warm toasted malt biscuits underneath the hop notes. The taste is dry and spritzy up front, but then moves to a lightly sweet pale maltiness, with some toasty malt notes, that is accented by a spicy note of lemony hops. This beer has a solid bite in the finish that is a mix of carbonation and hop bitterness. This beer is a pleasant surprise, it is quite well made and I really like the good mix between spicy/ lemony hop notes and simple yet evident malt character. This beer is a perfect pre-dinner beer on a hot Tucson summer day.

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