RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
Cheat Mountain Gold is a thirst-quenching selection with a low-hop profile. This golden ale with its crisp, lager-like characteristics and light aromatic finish make it an excellent entry level brew.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
houser1978 (5) - Delaware, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009 does not count
Enjoyed this beer many of times at C.J. Maggies in Elkins, WV. Worked at a research forest in Cassity, WV. Beautiful gold color with a sweet and light taste of hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pint at the Brewpub. Poured a transparent golden color. Very light, very clear. Aroma was pretty much non-existant. Flavor.....very light. Lightly sweet, but not in a malty way. No hop flavor at all. Absolutely no bitterness. Crisp though. Overall....not great. Probably the worst WV Brewed beer that I’ve had. Not to say it was BAD. Just not something I’d try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (12578) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a pale yellow-gold color with a thin and fizzy white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing. Weak hops and bready malt in the nose. Light-bodied with flavors of grain, malt and light hops. The finish is lightly hopped and short. Typical half-assed gateway beer for macro drinkers, barely average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3850) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2008
After a night of packing up Karas things to bring her home from WVU we stopped over for a few beers and this was the 1st one I tried. It was a light crisp golden ale as they say. Had a touch of honey sweetness and a tiny bit of hops. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2007
11/1/07 - Light yellow color. No discernable nose. Nice light lager. Not much to write home about. A touch of skunky mustiness. Crisp hop finish. Corn and malt, a bit of bitter finish. Good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6585) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Nothing special at all. Very sweet cream ale with a hint of hops kicked in at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cheap (5701) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 Lighter than normal clear yellow color. Mild hay or sour grass aroma. Very Clean. Good carbonation. No detectable bitterness. Almost has the consistency of west Virginia spring water. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. A great session brew. Has some interesting mild erthy tones in the background. Finish is well mannered and un assuming. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5214) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Very malty, *beer* aroma with light whiskey notes. Tangy, cereal, nicely hopped. Lightly sweet, but mostly crisp and crackery. Good CO2. Good light brewpub offering. The pub has changed hands recently, and the lite offering is often the bellweather for the brews to follow, so this appears to be a good sign, given the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2006
West Virginians are VERY lucky to have this little low-hopped gem in their midst. Cheat Mountain breaks the often over-hopped microbrew mold with a bold maltiness and light carbonation and only the lightest of hop touches. Very similar to Belgiums Primus. Id consider it one of the top 10 lager-type beers I have ever had, "and Ive had them all over the woild" (apologies to Irving Woltz of the Godfather).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Looks and tastes like all the other "freebie" swill lagers I drank throughout the day while attending a couple tailgates before the WVU football game. Not good. Hard to believe its an ale as it has all the characteristics of a pale lager. This brewery is going downhill fast.

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