Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager - Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
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4.76/5 rDev +48.3%
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
10-08-2013 20:34:34 | More by GentlemanQuan27
3.48/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
08-25-2013 02:59:00 | More by busternuggz
4.25/5 rDev +32.4%
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.
06-19-2013 14:11:32 | More by bbluemzbeer
3.39/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
06-11-2013 18:54:43 | More by Darkmagus82
3/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
05-15-2013 08:59:25 | More by Preiliboy
3.38/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
04-28-2013 01:47:53 | More by archyquaffer
Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
75 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.