1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager - Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House

Not Rated.
Black Star Double Hopped Golden LagerBlack Star Double Hopped Golden Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

95 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 20.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A "double hopped" (dry hopped) unique American lager based on traditional European Pilsners with a crisp refreshing body and lots of taste. We add hops in the kettle and then again before finishing for aromatic quality.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of LoganMc
2.56/5  rDev -20.2%

LoganMc, Tuesday at 12:47 AM
Photo of BabaBeer
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BabaBeer, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of beer_nibbler
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

beer_nibbler, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Another blast from my past! Growing up in Seattle, this was the first Micro Brew now "Craft" Beer I tried. This was on shelves LONG before SN, SA, Pyramid, or Red Hook were even conceived in the beer world. It was always a great alternative to locals such as Lucky or Olympia. Crisp, clean, and very refreshing. The "Double Hop" character adds just enough to the beer, but not to make it overwhelming. I haven't "ran into" Mr Minott since last Summer. But if you do, he's definitely worth trying.

302BeerGuy, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of DoktorEd
4/5  rDev +24.6%

DoktorEd, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

wrightst, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of scottbrew4u
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

scottbrew4u, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of troobie
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

troobie, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Flathead_Monster
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Flathead_Monster, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of GentlemanQuan27
4.76/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer took my platelet for beers to another level. I have had independent IPA's and other type of beer. But when I tried this beer one day, I never looked back. Even as I am writing this post, I am thinking about how great this beer tastes. I enjoy it and love it. Its very smooth and one of those beers you will remember

GentlemanQuan27, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Lelampp
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Lelampp, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
3/5  rDev -6.5%

TruePerception, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of busternuggz
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz tallboy into an etched pint glass.

Clear gold color with a thin off-white head. Just a touch of lacing stretching up the side of the glass.

A little bit of floral hops on the nose, Saaz maybe, with some grain and sweet corn.

Mild but noticeable hop presence on the taste; faint pine, some earth and floral notes. Quickly gives way to fresh corn and moderate malt sweetness.

Medium bodied, a little heavy for a lager. Ends fairly clean. Could stand a bit more carbonation.

Overall it's pleasant. Cheap, better than BMC lager alternatives, but I'd rather have a NB Shift or a SA Noble Pils if I'm in the mood for a lager.

busternuggz, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3/5  rDev -6.5%

dgherm, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of sliverX
3/5  rDev -6.5%

sliverX, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of dwtyler
3/5  rDev -6.5%

dwtyler, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

elglueckert, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of Juuroumaru
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Juuroumaru, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of bbluemzbeer
4.25/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought this beer because it look interesting. It was surprise to me it taste so good and refreshing.

Appearance - It has a Gold look with a finger with some lacing.

Smells: Malt and bread.

Taste- It is nice and smooth with a creamy body. It was a dry spice at the end. It taste way better then your macro lagers.

Mouthful- It was a light bodied which is not bad.

Overall: A great summer beer which is way better then macro lagers. I would buy this again.

bbluemzbeer, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.39/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden color with a two finger white head that fades relatively rapidly with tons of carbonation bubbles are seen streaming through the brew. As the head fades over time only a lighter level of lace is left on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of a light graininess mixed with some biscuit and lighter fruit smells. Along with these aromas is a lighter corn smell giving the beer an overall light but sweet odor.

Taste – The taste begins with a light malt taste mixed with some caramel and a bit of corn. As the flavor advances some fruity tastes as well as a light hop of a grassy taste comes to the tongue. These flavors take the taste to its end, leaving a crisp sweet and bready flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the slightly thinner to average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the slightly higher side. Both made it a rather more refreshing beer and were quite appropriate for the style.

Overall- Refreshing and rather easy drinking but nothing out of this world. A good brew for a hot day while just sitting around with friends chatting.

Darkmagus82, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Preiliboy
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the ultimate lager of 2013. This is a regular brew that you want to drink when hanging with your buds. This beer is what you wish budweiser and coors was.
This is just a regular beer enjoy it for what its worth just a really good lager.
Enjoy Responsibly

Preiliboy, May 15, 2013
Photo of mmilyko
3/5  rDev -6.5%

mmilyko, May 12, 2013
Photo of archyquaffer
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce twisty into an 8 ounce sampling glass. The label lists the ingredients as "water, malted barley, hops". A bubbly 1/16 inch heads dissipates quickly, but the carbonation leaves the top lively with a light mist. The color is a pale, reddish-straw amber.

I definitely smell what I perceive as corn mash (not necessarily a bad thing, but not claimed as an ingredient by the brewers) and pale malt, along with some light floral hops. The taste is surprisingly complex, with a pleasant burpiness. The taste is somewhat sweet, with undertones of grain, corn, and sourness (green apple?). The hops are definitely understated in the taste, in contrast to the aroma. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

This reminds me of a good retro lager such as those produced in the upper midwest. At 5.99 for a six pack, its well worth the price, as it is an excellent warm weather beer.

archyquaffer, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -6.5%

t0rin0, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

warpedrevolution, Jan 27, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
73 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.